Specilaist orthopaedic vet, Ollie Crowe, from B&W Equine discusses kissing spine and available options for treatment. This is a brilliant podcast that highlights the importance of physiotherapy in the management of horses with overriding dorsal spinous processes (kissing spine).
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.
Here is the link to my latest blog for Horse & Hound Magazine on back pain in horses and things to look out for in your own horse – http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/blog/nina-warehams-physiotherapy-blog-equine-back-pain-symptoms-diagnosis-599901
Here is my latest blog for Horse and Hound blog…
The following article (see link) explores some of the options for treatment of kissing spines including the importance of physiotherapy. http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/features/hh-question-week-horse-diagnosed-kissing-spines-manage-expect-592897
Here is the link to a really interesting blog post summarising some of the work by the brilliant Hiliary Clayton….
Here is my latest post for Horse and Hound looking at dynamic mobilisation exercises.
Fantastic sponsorship opportunity for one horse and rider combination!
Equiform Physiotherapy is looking to take on a ‘star of the future’ horse and rider combination from the South West of England / South Wales.
The duo will receive regular physiotherapy assessment and treatment as well as a tailored exercise program to prevent injury and support improvements in both horse and rider fitness and performance.
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit a paragraph about yourself and your horse/pony via the contact form on the website.
Please include location, riding discipline and current level as well as goals for the future.
Best wishes and good luck!
Chartered Physiotherapist and Veterinary Physiotherapist
Here is the latest Horse and Hound blog!