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⭐️Postural Change⭐️

🙋‍♀️I often get asked if a 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘴𝘦’𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦?

The simple answer….


Can you relate?

Case study information:

🐴Horse: TB gelding

🐴Age: 14years old

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

🤷‍♀️𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 ?

👉 Leaning on the forehand

👉 Difference in canter right to left

👉 The trainer has noticed that the rider is dropping through her shoulder and torso right

👉 Reluctant to maintain collection in canter

🙋‍♀️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 𝙙𝙮𝙨𝙛𝙪𝙣𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙛𝙡𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙚.

👆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.

👆Additional advice was given to the owner to have her body checked for any patterns of compensation, as I tend to find that the rider and horse mimic each other!

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

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