NOW is a really good time to do a thorough check on your horses back health. If you don't fix any problems now you may not be able to enjoy riding as much in the warmer months, not to mention how your horse feels about it all. I am certified with Saddlefit4life to assess the fit of your saddle which is absolutely crucial to your horses back health & comfort as well as your own. I also recommend Muscle Rehab treatments to ensure the soft tissue is relaxed & not tight & constricted causing pain that just doesn't go away whether under saddle or grazing in the paddock. I'm highly surprised that soft tissue release treatments isn't listed in the treatment recommendations as it is non invasive & doesn't require manipulation.
Read more at The Horse : http://www.thehorse.com/articles/35826/clinical-signs-and-causes-of-back-pain-in-horses
This unfortunately is all too common.
With the competition season upon us this is an ideal time to have your saddle fit checked. The last thing you need is downtime when your athlete or riding partner is out with a sore back & you want to achieve the most from the effort you put into training. A little care now can save you & your horse a lot of grief over the coming months.
If you are noticing some resistance in your horse & it is due to body discomfort for whatever reason then a Muscle Rehab treatment will make the world of difference. This is a non-invasive, non-manipulative soft tissue release with lasting effects that make doing the work so much easier.
Read More at The Horse: http://www.thehorse.com/articles/36173/signs-that-your-saddle-doesnt-fit-your-horse
If your horse's saddle fit needs assessing or your beloved needs his body loosened up, contact me.