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⭐️My Horse is struggling to do medium trot⭐️

Can you relate?





Case study information:


🐴Horse: Irish draught x TB

🐴Age: 10 years old

🐴Work level: Medium - heavy work, 5 days per week. AD medium dressage, eventing, hacking and lunging work.


🤷‍♀️𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 ?


👉 Leaning on the forehand

👉 Struggling to “open the shoulders”

👉 Poor medium trot - tending to rush



🙋‍♀️𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵?


🙌 After listening to the owner

✅ Full history was taken

👀Observation of the horse in the stable,

🐴 Assessment of all three paces,

🙏 Full body palpation looking for areas of heat, tension and patterns of compensation,


I was drawn to 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙜𝙞𝙧𝙙𝙡𝙚 𝙙𝙮𝙨𝙛𝙪𝙣𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙘 𝙨𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙨𝙮𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙘𝙖𝙜𝙚.




👆The pictures above show 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩, roughly 45mins apart. A full body treatment was performed with tailored exercises given to help support and body immediately after treatment.


❤️Remember that the 𝙗𝙤𝙙𝙮 is always trying to 𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡.



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