The Horse Physio - Delivering care with expertise since 1992

26.9.2021 Competition Ready

“You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.” Michael Jordan

A lot of what I do is help prepare horses for competitions. By that, I mean help them to develop and maintain strength and suppleness on an ongoing basis, in combination with the rider and the trainer. And then help with the fine tuning close to competition time. I love doing the little tweaks that help a horse to move evenly to the left and to the right, that free up restrictions in movement, that improve the quality off the movement of a limb or of the spine, that reduce the little niggles of muscle spasm. I love working with a horse that’s doing pretty good, and helping him to feel even better.

How do you help your horse to perform at his best? Do you have a routine of massage, stretches, warmup and cool down, strengthening or suppling exercises, for example? How did you find these exercises, or these routines? How did you come across them in the first place? How did you figure out what works best for your horse?

© Sue Palmer, The Horse Physio, 2021

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