Third in the series, this presentation is part of a comprehensive accredited course series created for equine and equestrian professionals and competition riders dedicated to ethical horse saddle rider performance.
Like people, horses and ponies can continue to move to the point of back pain yet still appear sound until that point.
Presented in a refreshingly unique highly informative format, this comprehensive webinar covers a wide range of common back conditions and how to identify many of them. It includes a wide range of subclinical signs that saddle fitters should pay careful attention to when deciding whether or not to fit a saddle, what signs massage therapists need to refer to the veterinarian and what trainers and coaches need to be able to identify in working sport horses.
The presentation includes images, film, explanations and discussions generated from audience participation and focuses on typical signs of a wide range soft tissue compromise in the horse’s back.
- Challenges of the modern sport horse.
- The effects of asymmetrical load on the horse’s back.
- The most vulnerable structures supporting the back.
- What is typically meant by ‘back pain’.
- A wide range of non specific, subclinical back issues.
- A wide range of behavioural signs.
- A brief overview of the various diagnostic tests.
- A wide range of clinical and subclinical factors that can cause back pain.
- Film of good and poor back movement.
- How to spot thoracic sling engagement.
As well as being highly applied, this lecture is highly visual and has a wealth of video content for clarification of the theory.
CPD online participation certificates issued on request.
The lecture is highly visual and has a wealth of video content for clarification of the theory.