Preventing injury in the competition horse is like trying to find the holy grail. Being aware of what causes injury will help us to know what to avoid and how to be proactive against injury.
It is important to have the correct fitness regimen in place to increase the horse’s strength and cardiovascular health as well as, most importantly, knowing how far to push your horse and recognising the signs of fatigue. As a horse tires, they are much more likely to injure themselves either from a misstep or the muscles becoming weak with the tendons and ligaments having to take on more of the strain.
Help recovery with a good cool down regimen, stretch off and ice and compression have been found to help aid recovery too.
Get those Cryochaps ready for after exercise use.