What causes compromised equine movement?

Many issues can affect an animal’s way of going – for example, pinching of the withers because the saddle is too narrow directly affects the muscles of the shoulder, causing shortening of the horse’s stride.

Meanwhile, soreness or restriction of the back muscles makes it more difficult for the horse to engage his quarters and come onto the bit. According to the Society of Master Saddlers, ‘Unlevelness, even slight, in your horse’s gait, especially behind, can cause the saddle to move or gyrate, thus possibly exacerbating [an] existing problem.’


About firstthoughtequine

First Thought Equine manufactures original and innovative equine saddlery products, including Flair, the Air Flocking system, and WOW saddles. Our mission is to produce products that will improve and enhance equine performance. We have achieved this through testing, field trialing and prototyping over many years on all types of equines, in all disciplines. http://www.flair.uk.com

Posted on October 25, 2012, in WOW Saddles and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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