Through detailed analysis EquiLaterals can identify potential areas of imbalance in rider position or horse movement and help break the cycle that can lead to pain and discomfort.
Numerous research papers show that both forelimb and hind limb lameness affect the biomechics of the horses spine leading to back pain and stiffness. The horse then responds to this pain by shifting its centre of gravity. This in turn affects the movement of the horse and thus its performance. A change in the horses movement can predispose the rider to back pain or stiffness and also abnormal saddle movements. If the saddle slips it will induce increased areas of pressure beneath the saddle and so leading to more pain for the horse. Rider pain or stiffness can lead to rider crookedness and reduce the ability of the rider to follow the movement of the horse. This can exacerbate the horses pain and lameness.
Equilaterals enables the identification of the primary problem and the knock-on effects it has. Steps can then be made to address the problem and the resulting progress can be monitored during key focused rehabilitation.