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post #1 of 5 Old 07-23-2013, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Reeco saw the physio today

Reeco saw the best physio in the UK today. This chap looks after william fox-pitts and carl hesters horses so knows what he is doing to say the least.
He examined him in the stable first
He found:
muscle spasm around his left poll,
trapped nerve behind left shoulder,
Ripped pectorals
left knee out of alignment
Right stifle out of alignment
Muscle damage on his right thigh (hind leg).

He did a lot of massage and manipulationg and then wanted to see him under saddle.

Rode Reeco and Physio kept saying he was not correct in his right hind leg, so he asked me to trot a 5m circle on the right and ask for canter on that circle. Reeco bless him tried his best (we struggle with canter on a 20m circle let alone a 5) but when he struck off into canter his right hind leg gave way on him and we nearly ended up in a heap on the floor together.
Physio then manipulated his right hock, got an almights crack out of it, one that makes you cringe and your skin crawl. he did this without warning me and with me onboard Reeco!! Reeco bless him allowed himself to be pulled around with a rider on board and then when his hock cracked he just snatched it back and his head shot up but other then that no change.
Physio then asked me to canter him again on a 5m circle, first few times we attempted the transition Reeco paniced and slammed on the brakes but on the 3rd attempt he went into it and whilst tense to start with he relaxed very quickly and I could Feel the difference immediately, he has so much more "snatch" in his hind legs (sorry if that isnt the correct term but its the only way I can describe it) and the canter was so much freer and relaxed. He then asked me to leg yield him onto a 20m circle (in canter) I'm not sure we got a true leg yield but we got an approximation and he cantered several loose free circles on that rein.
Repeated the 5m canter circles on his left rein and whilst tense there was no problem with his left hocks.

So pony has been buted and arnica'd and is in a small stable sized paddock for the day (can go out in his normal paddock from tommorow). I'm to bute him tommorow and the day after and to hack him out gently for about 20 mins every day for the next week and then I can crack on with the schooling!
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-23-2013, 02:29 PM
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Amazing what these guys can pick up just through feel that we only know as them being "a bit off".

Hope Mr Reeco feels better soon! I'm sure it did him the world of good :)
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-23-2013, 02:37 PM
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Wow. Amazing. I love taking my horses to our chiropractor. They adore it.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-23-2013, 02:47 PM
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It's amazing what can change, hey? I'm glad Reeco is feeling better. I had a massage therapist out for Ro and it made a huge difference.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-23-2013, 08:48 PM
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How wonderful :) I'm very happy for him!

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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