Equine in Motion - Equine Sports MassageMassage Service in Findon, West Sussex
Her input was invaluable
Liz has great indepth knowledge and skill which translate into eagle eyes and magic fingers. It was always a pleasure to watch her work and see just how much the horses enjoyed the experience
Liz is highly profession
I am very happy that Liz has now also relocated to Sussex and am looking forward to including her in his training again, and also for my younger Spanish horse!
This is from a very small study I think and now 10 years old, plus the conclusion is slightly paraphrased BUT interesting study on muscle activity if this is what you think you are achieving in lungeing with one of these aids on.....
Are training aids effective?
A recent study looked at 9 horses lunging on 15m diameter circle under 4 different conditions:
1.No aids ...
3.Pessoa training aid
4. Only the back strap of the Pessoa
At walk, the muscle activity in the back muscles was greatest without an aid
At trot, the muscle activity in the back muscles was greatest without an aid and with the pessoa
Conclusion: Side reins and pessoa do not increase use of the back muscles to stabilise the back more than when lunged freely!