by Sarah Robinson, Phys Dip Dist (IAAT) A four-week trial targeting Equine Spinal and Abdominal muscles via baited stretches to determine if there is any visual or measurable alteration in the length and curvature of the Thoracolumbar spine. For the purpose of this study, I looked at the muscles of the back, trunk and pelvis that provide stability, flexion and extension of the vertebral column, and why they are important to the bio-mechanics of the horse and its soundness. My motivation for this was to study how back pain manifests itself as an inability to perform and whether simple, regular,...

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