Horses are often trained with the same intensity as a human athlete, so it should come as no surprise that they too suffer from structural imbalances.
The video on the right shows Claire treating a number of international horse athletes and helps to explain how she can help you get the best out of your own horse. Sometimes this entails treating the rider as well - it isn't uncommon for an apparent problem in the horse to be caused by restrictions in the rider's own body.
What to Look For
Here are just a few of the things you might notice in your horse:
- Unusual behaviour patterns
- A tendency to go better on one rein than the other
- A reluctance to extend
- Unexplained unlevelness
- Back pain
Osteopathic treatment can deal with these and a host of other problems without recourse to drugs.
If you would like more information on how osteopathy can help your horse, please click here to contact Claire Short at The Ashgrove Clinic, or call 01933 469043.