Subscription Required

Rider Health

Insult to Injury

The effect of rider pain on dressage performance

Thumbnail for Insult to Injury

By: Michael Pameli, BSc. P.T. |

Each year, precious time and money is spent on your horse to ensure a successful dressage season. But do you find yourself often calling the veterinarian to have a look at your horse, assessing problems with its function and performance? Perhaps the deficiencies in performance are not horse-related, but rather rider-related. Ask yourself this: are you physically ready for a long dressage season? Are you dealing with a nagging injury left untreated for a number of months or years? Your body needs as much attention and care as that you provide your horse. As we know, balance is an integral element in dressage, so it's only fair that you hold up your end of the partnership. Let me start by saying I am no expert in the technical aspects of dressage or equine function. As a physiotherapist, however, I am an expert in the technical aspects of the human body…

Subscription Upgrade Required

Upgrade your subscription now for full access or register to continue reading.

Login

Subscribers: Enter the email and password connected to your subscription.

First time logging in?

Click here.

Don't have an account?

Click here.
Tablet/Mobile users must also refresh after login to activate subscription.

Subscribe now and enjoy full access to Horse-Canada.com

Your subscription includes an annual subscription to the print version of Horse Canada

as well as unlimited access to all digital content on Horse-Canada.com.

digital subscription
View Print and Digital Subscription Offers