Over the last few months I’ve found Coco showing some signs of discomfort and pain. Some obvious, others not so obvious. The signs varied from riding issues to hints I’ve picked up from spending time with her on the ground. The one thing they all had in common was it all pointed to back pain which is the last thing you want your horse to be feeling.
I started riding Coco in Darielle’s Wintec saddle that she had bought for Dante. It was a much wider fit and while it wasn’t perfect, Coco was definitely more comfortable in it. Within a week of riding her in this saddle Coco had completely stopped showing that uncomfortable behaviour. The bucking stopped and she was much happier to move forward in her canter.
The physio spent the next while working her magic all over Coco’s body, some of which was thoroughly enjoyed by the pony and others she wasn’t too fond of. She finished up with some laser therapy across all the areas she found which were causing Coco discomfort. The laser lightly stimulates the cells which ultimately causes the muscles to relax.