We sit on it but what do you really know about it?
The back is a complex structure made up of muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones, but the most important aspect is that it is not designed to carry weight from above. This talk will look at the aspects of the back that we need to know as riders. How flexible is it really, where is the weakest point, what does a vertebrae actually look like etc. We will look at how to palpate the back to assess for any pain or discomfort and massage techniques that everyone can do to help their horses backs to be pain free. As well as look at some back strengthening exercises that are easy to do.