Sore muscles – Help!


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.

So ask yourself the following…

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?

Your horse may have sore muscles!


Have a look at the video below for some pointers on how to tell if your horse is sore 🙂


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

  • Equissage treatments
  • Chiropractic work
  • Acupuncture
  • Bowen Therapy
  • Ensuring proper saddle fit
  • Estrone sulfate to help improve muscle tone
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Time off from performance in the case of trauma



If you have any concerns, always contact your vet first before seeking other treatment.:-)

July 3rd, 2015 by