Just wanted to do a quick post on the success of our sponsored riders here at Wirral Veterinary Physiotherapy!
Proud to be working with such talented people, and ponies!!!
We will start with Lucy and Buddy, They completed their second BE at Somerford last weekend and came 3rd
“Had the most amazing day ever! Mine and Spuds second BE and we came home with a 3rd! And we’ve qualified for championships at Weston Park in October. Thanks to Claire Burgess for Buddy’s physio on Tuesday, I think my pony has finally decided he likes dressage🙈 little star was strutting his stuff today😘 31 in dressage and a double clear with no time penalties!
Secondly, an update on our dressage diva Helen Dutton who has been working miracles on her very talented Valde, and we can’t forget to mention the wonderful Christian Grey (Magnus Infego) that she is lucky enough to be competing for Jo McKenzie!
“Mega MEGA trip out with Valde yesterday. 1st overall in the adv medium 98 with 68.16% and 1st in the PYO advanced with 67.2% I’m just soooo proud that we are now developing a partnership that we both have trust and faith in. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed two tests more in my life than I did today and still so many places to pick up more marks. LOVE HIM!!
Followed by Christian’s 2nd affiliated novice tests today. He came out with a 4th on 69.5% and a 2nd with 70.7% he just gets better and better”
And not forgetting event rider Tamara-Jane Davies who was at Rockingham last weekend with the wonderful Arctic Mouse, a very impressive dressage score and some even more impressive jumps! you might recognise this one from the Olympics!!!
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Summer is on it’s way, well it certainly seemed like it was yesterday…. today I wasn’t so sure!
Anyway the point of the post tonight is just a reminder to all my current and future clients about the importance of regular physio checks, I don’t tend to remind my clients, but if anyone is unsure of when their horse was last seen (by me) i have it all recorded in their notes!
The ground is getting harder, the grass is growing, and we are all enjoying riding so much more whilst the sun is shining, all factors that can affect your horses way of going, be it even minor!
Prevention is certainly better than cure, and a lot of the sessions that I do are merely a check and horses are often assessed and treated in one session! That’s not to say I don’t have ‘rehab’ cases on my caseload – these are the cases which I love getting my teeth into, as a physio creating problem lists and setting goals is second nature, but seeing the improvements post injury or surgery is really rewarding!
So let’s all enjoy the time we spend with our horses, have fun whether it be hacking for miles on the Wirral Way, or competing at affiliated level, just remember that when you ‘pull’ a muscle or feel a twinge you can rest…. your horse however can’t tell you! and their stoic nature means that they often continue ‘as normal’ with a low level of discomfort. So take note of the subtle changes in your horses ridden or ground work, after all who knows your horse better than you??
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(Photo credit to sponsored rider Lucy Peters and the fantastic Buddy)