Under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, any treatment carried out by a therapist must have Veterinary Consent. Therefore before treating your horse I will have to get written consent from your vet. You can download a form to print out from the left hand side. You just need to get it signed before I visit your horse and commence treatment. Alternatively I can phone your vet and speak to them personally. It will not generally be necessary for your vet to see your horse prior to my visit, unless there are concerns about his/her health.
Does your horse show any of these signs. Shortness of stride Holding the tail to one side Lack of poll flexion and bend Head tilting Reluctant to canter on one lead These are just a few signs to look for Has your horse had a fall ?
We ask our horses to perform a wide range of ‘unnatural’ movements and also wear a whole host of ‘accessories’ and this can cause pain and muscle tension. A damaged or tense muscle cannot perform properly so you will never get the best out of your horse or pony if you do not maintain, treat and generally take good care of its muscles.