How straight do you sit on your horse?

Don’t forget alignment issues with you can affect your horse and their performance. Be it a human or equine osteopath, both can recognise and treat issues that can cause pain to both horse and rider.

To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

Your osteopath can advise you on exercises to help keep balance, alignment and flexible both in and out of the saddle!

Horse and Hound also have a great article on how to stay straight in the saddle – A crooked rider at worst causes their horse back problems and even lameness. At best, they hinder his ability to do his job.

If you still feel unbalanced, give us a call – we can help with muscle or joint problems that can affect both horse and rider!

Osteopathy can help keep you in line and on track to success!

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