Over the past few months I have been getting more and more horse riders in for Biomechanics Assessments.
Now I'm not a 'horsey' person myself. But I do understand that if you are, then your horse comes before anything else.
But what if I told you that many of the issues that your horse many have can in fact be coming from your own biomechanical problems, and it is actually your horse that is mirroring back your own issues.
Now I understand that when a rider believes that their horse has issues that they spend more time on schooling. And quite often as a consequence the horse gets better. But does it really? Or has it just found another way to compensate?
If this is the case then both you and your horse may be more prone to injury or you may even find that you or your horse is in pain. If it's your horse that is in pain then I'm guessing that you will do anything to take that pain away. But what if it's YOUR body that's causing it? Would you do anything then?
Why is it that when it comes to others we put them first. But we forget that what is going on with ourselves influences those around us. It doesn't matter whether it's a horse or a human. YOU are just as important as they are. YOUR well-being is just as important. And chances are, the more you look after YOU the more this will reflect in those around you.