The Best Care Possible
DOES YOUR DOG NEED PHYSIO?
Have you noticed your dog having any of the problems listed below?
Recently undergone surgery, or suffered an injury or an accident
Lost enthusiasm for playing and running or gets tired on walks
Reluctant to jump in the car or onto the sofa
Developed difficulty going up or down stairs
Become generally stiff or weak
Shown signs of tenderness to touch
Shown signs of lost mobility or function associated with old age or arthritis
Developed a behavior problem
Recently shown a loss of performance (competition dogs)
Stiffness after rest
Scuffing of hindlimb toe nails
Change in spinal posture
Like us, dogs can have aches and pains and injuries, unlike us, they are unable to let us know by telling us. Instead, dogs will exhibit behavioural changes when they are and these are our clues to notice that something is not quite right with your pet and it may need some help.
Is your horse struggling with performance issues and you are not sure why?
As riders, we often can feel when something is not quite right with our horses, and it can often be shown by behavioural changes too.
Does your horse do any of the following?
Difficulty striking off in canter or maintaining certain canter lead
Head shaking during ridden work
Disuniting in canter
Behavior changes - rearing, bucking, napping
Difference in movement and gait, lameness, brushing of hind legs?
Reluctance to jump, or knocking down poles, or tripping when conducting pole work?
Difference in muscle development, loss of muscle or over development?
Stiffness on one side or hanging on one particular rein when being ridden?
Does your horse avoid using its back - and work in a hollow outline?
Does your horse have a 'cold back' when you get on?
Physio may be able to help with these problems, and identify where the pain is coming from.
Horse, Saddle & Rider Evaluation
Ever wondered why you are not getting the performance you want?
I am the only person in Cumbria and South West Scotland to provide an evaluation of the horse, saddle, rider combination. after completing a LANTRA accredited course.
So often, we fix one thing, either the rider, saddle but mostly the horse, and end up with the same problems! This is normally because it is not just the horse that has the problem, and without addressing all 3 things, we cannot ever get the results we want as a rider.
By assessing all
Common equine back pathologies
Horse & rider posture in equitation
Recognising compensatory gait
By combining all the above, you can gain a true insight into the issues you may have and start to fix them!
Please note, this is not a saddle fitting service
HORSE, SADDLE & RIDER ASSESSMENT
Ever wondered why you are not getting the performance level from your horse and cannot figure out why. Maybe it is a time to use a holistic approach and assess all 3 elements involved, you, your horse and your saddle.