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Can stress or an old injury affect your riding?

March 1, 2018

 

Here at the Claydon Clinic we have a passion for all things equestrian. We are located just a few miles from Beechwood Equestrian Centre and have plenty of free parking large enough for horse boxes. 

 

As well as physiotherapy and acupuncture we offer reflexology. Georgie our reflexologist has had a competitive career in the equestrian world, mainly in the racing industry.  

 

Physiotherapy can help you not only recover from injuries sustained by falls or manual yard labour but can help you to improve your posture, balance and symmetry. I am sure many of us at times have had our riding instructor call out that we are sitting lopsided or are riding more comfortable on one rein. 

If you are suffering from stiffness, pain or muscle imbalance your horse can become restricted in movement. 

 

We can safely say our physical state can affect how we ride but have you considered your emotional state. This is where reflexology can help. 

 

As we all know horses are sensitive animals, they can detect our emotions just by sensing our body language, heart rate and breathing rate. 

 

One of our biggest emotions we suffer from is stress. 

 

The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress can be positive, keeping you alert and ready to avoid danger. Stress becomes negative when a person faces continuous challenges without  a break of relaxation in between. 

 

Most of us live stressful lives, whether at work, at home or we feel we have too much to do and so little time. 

 

As a result,we can become overworked and stress-related tension builds. Some of us can spend so much time feeling stressed we get caught in a cycle, our bodies start to think that being stressed is normal and forget how to relax.

 

This can become a problem when it comes to riding and looking after our horses as stress affects our bodies.

My horse is difficult to catch if i am stressed running late for the farrier!!

 

Stress can take the enjoyment out of caring for a horse and riding as it can cause the following things:

 

- Low energy

- Headaches

-Aches, pains, and tense muscles

- Colds and infections

- Cold or sweaty hands and feet

 

If you are interested or think we can help you then call us on 01245 401255 for further information. 

 

 

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