Katrina Fowler animal practitioner Tel:01435 670499 Email:info@back2therapy.co.uk
8 Chesnut Lodge Westend Herstmonceux BN27 4NZ.
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Pessoa Advice

The Pessoa is considered to be the essential tool for every horseperson.  It was developed by the legendary showjumer Nelson Pessoa. He knew how important the back muscles are in providing impulsion, balance and support for horse and rider. This is true regardless of what discipline the horse is working in.
The pessoa works in harmony with the horse. Using a series of pullies and ropes that maintain a consistent contact, it persuades and suggests that the horse makes a connection between poll and hindquarters. Encouraging them to take the weight off the forehand by working through their backs, bring their hindquarters underneath this strengthens the back and stretches the top line.
Pessoa training can begin at any time, working little and often for short periods is best.
The pessoa is a great training tool, used correctly whether on a young horse just starting its training or after injury. After McTimoney treatment, the pessoa is particularly beneficial as it strengthens the back muscles and allows the horse to balance itself-working correctly without the influence of the rider.
I can demonstrate how to put on a pessoa, adjust it and provide a training programme.
Price on application.

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