To progress Mr P’s work intensity we have recently started to add in hill work. We thought this video of him walking downhill was really interesting in light of our last post discussing thoracic sling function.
Look at how much movement is occurring at the scapula (shoulder blade). This can be a really simple way to help improve strength in the shoulder and thoracic sling.
We often talk about working our horses uphills to promote hindquarter strength, but we don’t often talk so much about the benefits of working on a decline.
We’ve talked before about how slow heavy resistance or loads should be a focus in tendon rehab. Walking both up and downhills can be great way to do this in your rehab plan