A horse’s muscles make up 60% of their body weight, and muscle activity is responsible for all body functions including, skeletal movement, heart contraction, food moving through the gut, urination, and breathing, among many other bodily functions.
So it’s super important to notice if your horse has sore muscles as it can severely hinder his/her comfort if something isn’t right.
Does something not feel quite right with my horse? Am I noticing stiffness when I ride? Are they just not moving as freely as they should? Are they not willing to do certain movements that usually should be easy?
Early identification and correction of painful back conditions, whether they are primary or secondary in origin, can prevent your horse from reaching that most unpleasant point of telling you in his/her own behavioral way…..“Get off my back!”
Possible treatments for sore muscles/sore back
If you have any concerns, always contact your vet first before seeking other treatment.:-)