Equine Physiotherapy

Horses are amazing athletes but like human athletes they can tweak and strain muscles during their work. We ask a lot of our horses and place much demand on their musculoskeletal system. Equine Physiotherapy is beneficial to many horses, especially those displaying changes in behaviour or performance.

Some signs that your horse is in discomfort may include:

  • Refusing fences 
  • Uncharacteristically knocking fences
  • Bunny hopping in canter 
  • Poor impulsion and engagement
  • Crookedness
  • Shortening of stride
  • Inability to strike off on correct canter lead
  • Saddle slip
  • Tripping/stumbling
  • Reluctance to be touched/groomed
  • Tail swishing
  • Loss of performance
  • Difficulty on one rein
  • Head tossing
  • Bucking
  • Rearing 
  • Issues tacking up 
  • Unwillingness to go forward 

Regular maintenance sessions are also beneficial to pick up on any issues before they can become a real problem.

Benefits of Equine Physiotherpy

  • Improves muscle tone
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Post surgery rehabilitation
  • Improves stamina and overall performance
  • Decreases inflammation and swelling in joints
  • Aids wound healing
  • Relieves muscle spasm 
  • Releases stiffness and tension
  • Speeds up healing process 
  • Aids injury prevention