What is Equine Osteopathy?
Horses, like humans also suffer from musculoskeletal complaints! We ask a lot more of our horses in this day and age and Equine Osteopathy and Sports Massage can help with a number of issues:
- Injuries following a fall
- Poor performance
- Changes to gait or stride length
- Reluctance to trot or canter on certain reins
- General back pain (including Kissing Spines)
- Behavioural changes including bucking, rearing, napping, kicking,
- Refusing to jump
- Head shyness
- Tendon or ligament overstrain.
The owner/rider/groom must be present to hold the horse during evaluation and treatment.
Aftercare & Follow up Appointments
After treating if appropriate, advice will be provided on rest, stretches and exercise that the owner can perform with their horse. Follow-up treatments will then be discussed with the owner. Many horses respond rapidly to their first treatment, while other horses may need multiple treatments over the course of a few weeks or months.
Veterinary Act 1966 (Sec 19)
In accordance with The Veterinary Act 1966 (Sec 19) permission from your treating vet will be required prior to treatment.