acpat equine physio in wells and somerset and the south west

Horses and their Riders
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Horses can’t tell us if they are in pain and as they are a prey animal they are extremely good at hiding and disguising their pain. As astute owners and riders you can often be aware that something maybe wrong with your horse.
An ACPAT chartered physiotherapist can help your horse through a thorough assessment. Location of problems areas can be identified and treated appropriately, enabling you to keep a fit, healthy horse whilst maintaining their function and performance at an optimum level.
Whether your discipline is Showjumping, Dressage, Eventing, Polo, Polo-Crosse, Endurance, Horse ball, Racing, Pony club or simply hacking, ensuring your horse maintains strong mobile joints with strong even muscle development will help support them in their work.
Furthermore, Physiotherapy intervention can limit the impact of injury and disease processes, optimise healing potential and accelerate return to function and/or performance.
If your horse is displaying any of the following it may benefit from physiotherapy treatment:
  • Bucking/rearing
  • Abnormal/increased aggressive behaviours - biting/kicking
  • Napping
  • Bolting
  • Uncharacteristic changes in behaviour when being tacked up
  • Uneven wear to shoes/hoofs
  • Lameness (in conjunction with your vet)
  • Refusing fences/specific fence types like bounces/drops/spreads
  • Unevenness in the rein
  • Stiffness in one direction
  • Disunited canter or constant strike up on the incorrect lead
  • Poor/ underperformance at level or change in functional level
  • Wounds or soft tissue injuries to tendons, ligaments and muscle
  • Reluctance to engage hindquarters or work consistently on a contact

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