“There are many ways riders can help keep their horses musculoskeletal system healthy and prevent injury. A diet that provide the correct nutrients to assist bone, connective tissue and muscle health, correctly fitted gear, a proper warm up before training, and a warm down period after work.
Another key factor to musculoskeletal health is the surface a horse is asked to work on. Safe footing to prevent sliding and stress on tendons and ligaments is so important.
The impact on horses cartilage and ultimately their bones when performing at any level of equestrian sport can be affected by working on a poor surface. To achieve the best results in your equestrian endeavours as well as keeping your horse healthy, chose an engineered surface product that will reduce impact on your horses musculoskeletal system.”
Dr Alex Leander BVSc MPhil