Key reasons/indicators treatment is required :
- Promote general welfare
- Following an injury
- Changes in ridden behaviour (e.g. reluctance to work, stiffness, loss of performance/balance)
- Lack of progression within ridden work (e.g. struggling with muscular engagement)
- Signs of discomfort
Key areas that can contribute to muscular asymmetries, tension or pain :
- Conformational defects
- Trauma/ Injury
- Ill fitted tack
- Overload of work/ change in discipline
Equines are generally recommended a 3-4 monthly ‘MOT’ to ensure the muscular system is kept in optimal functioning condition, and to prevent any minor imbalances/injuries manifesting into more problematic ones.
However, each horse is treated as an individual and so therefore recommendations will vary dependent on individual requirements.