Proprioception and Strength Training Techniques for Horses
Helping your horse develop balance, core strength, and range of motion can be the key to injury prevention and better performance
After you’ve read this first paragraph, close your eyes. Extend your arms to the side. Then, try to touch your nose. Can you do it? If so, you’ve passed a classic test of human proprioception: knowing where your body is and what it’s doing.
For horses, the question isn’t so much, “Where’s your nose?” as it is, “Where are your feet?” The question often arises as horses recover from injury or surgery. It also crops up in response to neurologic conditions such as equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) or Lyme
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