If you use a search engine to look for ideas for exercising your horse to improve balance, core strength, posture, range of movement and flexibility plenty will be listed. A word of caution, please do not attempt to do these without advice from your vet if your non ridden equine has underlying conditions as you could be doing more harm than good. Your vet can offer advice as to suitable exercises for your equine’s condition. Your vet may suggest working with a registered equine physiotherapist practitioner or a complimentary therapist.
A physiotherapist can assess your equine’s range of movement, give treatment and provide you with the right exercises and ongoing support alongside your vet. There are many complementary therapies you can consider for your equine that have many benefits and can increase your equines physical and emotional wellbeing. The best possible care is often found by working with professionals from different modalities. With the approach of keeping all in the loop so your professionals are a cohesive team. Your vet will also have a good idea of who’s practicing in your area and should be able to make recommendations. If they cannot signpost you could ask around in your local horse community. Any recommendations please check out a therapist’s credentials before they work with you and your equine.