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Help me to help 100 horses (or more)

Do you live in an area where it’s challenging to get access to physio for your horse? Does the cost of physio mean that you can’t have your horse treated as often as you’d like? Would you like to be able to do more for your horse?

Do you know someone who any of the above applies to? Please help me reach these people and their horses by sharing this blog. I’d love to help 100 horses this month; perhaps it’s your horse I can help? If not your horse, wouldn’t it feel wonderful knowing that you have made a difference by passing on the information someone needs to support their horse?

I’m on a mission to help those who can’t get the horse physio assessment and treatment they would like to offer their horse. I’ve carefully and lovingly created an online course, “Stretching Your Horse: A Guide to Keeping Your Equine Friend Happy and Healthy”. There are ten stretching exercises (video included) and lots of information about how, where, when, why and what to stretch.

Course Overview

Discover the transformative power of stretching for your horse with our comprehensive course. Developed by Sue Palmer, The Horse Physio, this course provides information on various stretches designed to enhance your horse’s comfort, movement, and overall performance. By the end of the course, you will not only understand the importance of stretching but also gain practical knowledge about its implementation.

A regular stretching routine can offer a multitude of benefits:

  • Improve Comfort: Alleviate tension and discomfort in your horse’s muscles.
  • Increase Range of Movement: Enhance flexibility for smoother and more efficient movement.
  • Reduce the Risk of Injury: Minimise the likelihood of injuries through improved muscle condition.
  • Relax Your Horse: Promote relaxation and reduce stress-related behaviours.
  • Improve Performance: Experience higher scores in dressage or more clear rounds in various disciplines.

Just as a short yoga session can leave you feeling more relaxed, a 15-minute stretching session can do wonders for your horse’s comfort and well-being.


Meet Sue Palmer – The Horse Physio

Sue Palmer, The Horse Physio, is a distinguished figure in the equestrian world. As an award-winning author, ACPAT, and RAMP registered Chartered Physiotherapist and Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Trainer, Sue brings a wealth of knowledge to this course. With qualifications from prestigious institutions and extensive experience treating horses, Sue is dedicated to promoting ethical and harmonious horsemanship.

Which horses would benefit from stretches?

Stretching is universally beneficial, whether your horse is a happy hacker or a seasoned competition horse. Regardless of age or discipline—be it dressage, show jumping, eventing, or simply a companion—stretching can contribute to your horse’s well-being.

How do I recognise stiffness and soreness?

Understanding your horse’s physical condition is crucial. During this course, there are ten exercises to assess your horse’s comfort level on a regular basis to flag up potential pain or discomfort that may be affecting his behaviour or performance.

Join Us on the Journey

Enrol on “Stretching Your Horse: A Guide to Keeping Your Equine Friend Happy and Healthy” and embark on a journey toward better understanding, communication, and care for your horse. Your horse will thank you for the time invested in learning these valuable techniques, and your bond will deepen.

Click here to enrol today and take the next step with your horse on a wellness journey.