By Gillian Tabor Core stability is a current buzz term for specific methods of exercising horses to develop quality and control of movement as well as strength of their core muscles; there is also some good scientific evidence behind a lot of the concepts advocated. Core stability exercises can loosely be defined as therapeutic exercises to restore or enhance the ability of the muscles and their associated nerves, to control and protect the spine from injury or re-injury. Before these pilates-type exercises are implemented in all horses it would be useful to understand the reasons behind this positive shift in...

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