Similarly to humans, horses can also suffer from back, neck and pelvic pain. More so nowadays as they are frequently asked to carry the weight of a rider and any equipment which we choose to use such as a saddle, bridle or rug for example - horses were not originally designed to operate in this way.
This increasing weight, coupled with the day to day activities required by our horses often results in muscle tension, spinal misalignments and general musculoskeletal discomfort. These issues tend to worsen if left untreated for prolonged periods of time.
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There are may causes for misalignments in horses - they can be acute (happen suddenly) or chronic (build up over a long period of time). A few of the most common causes are listed below;