Jenny is an Equine Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Specialist and Spinal Manipulation Therapist, and has been working with horses professionally for over 10 years.
We asked Jenny to describe a bit about her work.....
''Firstly I absolutely LOVE my work with horses! I have become specialised over time, in a few key areas: back pain in horses, postural and movement improvement, and rehabilitation after injury. These are areas that really motivate me as I see such big positive transformations in horses going through rehabilitation or posture/movement improvement!
I live in Staffordshire in the Midlands (UK), and over the last couple of years have developed a variety of training courses, ebooks, my blog, a membership and zoom calls, all to enable ways to work together without location being an issue!
I love working with horses owners who want to learn more about their horses, and want to improve their horses so that they can be the very best version of themselves!''
Jenny has written a series of blogs for Horzehoods readers, on some of her specialised areas, so we hope you will find them interesting and informative...we are looking forward to reading them too. Each episode will release every Wednesday.
Whether going through rehabilitation, bringing your horse back into work, correcting your horses posture and movement, following kissing spine diagnosis or any other type of injury, starting young horses, working with senior horses to improve and maintain their flexibility, horses with arthritis…. ALL of these horses will benefit from working on the important foundations of correct movement!
Types of exercise to include in a mixed plan....:
*Core exercises - always one of the most important exercises to add in daily!
*In hand work - great for flexibility and symmetry, as well and organisation of the body in movement
*Hacking - great to get your horse out of the arena! Great for strengthening and cardiovascular fitness
*Polework - even if just walking over poles, this exercise helps with joint mobility and equal stepping
*Lateral work - in hand and/or ridden, whichever way you do it, learning some lateral exercises is really beneficial for your horses body
*Fast work - if appropriate for your horse, canter or gallop work really opens up the body!