Osteopathy for horses

Whether you have a horse for general riding, hunting, show jumping, eventing, dressage, playing polo or is retired, all can benefit from osteopathic treatment for their well-being.

There are many conditions horses are treated for. Here is a list of a few of them:

  • Reduced performance
  • Gait changes-lameness/resistance to work/preferring a certain rein
  • Behavioral Changes- rearing/bucking/head shaking/refusing to jump
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Injuries-falls & slips
  • Difficulties too maintain condition.

Rider’s position has a huge influence on the horse & its movement. Thus rider’s injuries/tightness/posture can be causing the noticeable problems in the horse.

Your horse is fully examined, a diagnosis reached & treated. Some horses are referred by their vets. Owners are often given rehabilitation exercises to be done at home, along with massage & stretching. Referral to White Horse Herbals can be part of the rehabilitation program. It has many uses to help a horse (or dog) recovery from an injury, as well as general being.

Saddle fit

The correct saddle is vital for the horse’s spine & bio mechanics. Poorly fitted saddles can create or compound existing problems.