Effective schooling is key in maintaining your horse’s flexibility, strength, balance and ability to respond to your ridden aids. But this doesn’t have to be confined to the school! Keep your horse keen to work by using schooling techniques whilst out hacking…. See H&H article
If you have any concerns about your horse’s ability to respond to your ridden aids or notice signs of discomfort or resistance such a ears pinned back, bucking, hollowing through the back or a tense posture for example then contact your local ACPAT Physiotherapist who will be able to assess as to whether there is a musculoskeletal cause.