As a responsible equestrian, it’s almost a given that you do everything in your power to make sure your equine’s back is protected every ride. After all, how can he perform well if he’s experiencing pain? With the welfare of your riding partner taken care of, have you ever paused to assess if your own back needs protection, too?
You may not feel pain as you train or race, but once the riding high is gone, you may start to feel sore on your lower back. As explained byWellingtonAdvancedMed.com, “low back pain is common among horseback riders. These are mostly the aches and pains of strained muscles from excessive riding or improper posture while on the horse.”
It’s easy to dismiss any discomfort as an effect of overexertion, but any form of pain must be addressed immediately to prevent bigger problems in the long run, especially since horseback riding is a sport thatsubjects the spine to high-impact loads and unpredictable landing forces. They say it takes two to tango, and when it comes to horseback riding, ensuring a productive ride means you and your equine are both healthy and safe.
Don’t worry, just as we have your horse’s back, we definitely have yours covered, too!