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Protecting your horse's back

Your horse’s back is more than just a place to sit. It’s a complex structure that impacts how efficiently he moves, whether he’s sound and if he’s comfortable while working. But, like any other part of the horse’s musculoskeletal system, it’s subject to tightness, discomfort and injury, all of which can have a significant impact on a horse’s performance.

Off-track Thoroughbreds’ (OTTBs) backs are no exception. So to help you start your new OTTB off on the right foot or to keep your current horse’s back healthy, we’ve consulted a veterinarian who has extensive experience working with OTTBs, along with representatives from two Thoroughbred aftercare and adoption facilities, to find out why back health is important, how to treat issues and how to maintain a healthy back...

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