No Back Pain
Why this site is called ' No Back Pain '
As a horse owner, I have always been very aware of how my horses ' backs look and how they evolve. I've always checked them for tenderness and been very frustrated when a horse has been sore or strapped in its back. What was the reason, the saddle, the riding or something completely third.
I have a back problem (herniated) and know how horrible it is to be in pain and how limited one can be in ones movements. I haven`t got any surgery, but is without pain and it is because I have always kept going, even when the pain was at it`s worst. I've strengthened my back muscles by riding and then I've been walking a lot. In addition, I have gone a lot to chiropractor, which is not necessary any more. I know I have to move a lot to keep the muscles in the back strong as it is the muscles that keeps it all in place. If I make a very wrong move, fall off a horse or something like that, then there is a great chance that the pain will return and then it might take years before the pain disappear
Now that I know what it feels like to have a sore back, I cannot help thinking how hard it must be for the horse to have a sore back and have to carry a rider. I also know how many years it has taken myself to get pain free and how important it is that I keep my back strong and use it correctly at all time. This is exactly the same with our horses. They must, through training, develop a strong topline to cope with the load it is to carry a rider. If the horse is in pain, then it will compensate and injuries could occur.
Therefore, it is incredibly important to me that the horse has no pain in the back, because only then can I make sure it gets a strong and well-developed topline-hence the name.