A recent article in this month's Horse and Hound vindicates Samsara's approach to Kissing Spines in horses. It talks first of a new less invasive procedure to cure this painful condition but it starts off saying that a vet in Sweden is having good success without surgical intervention. To quote the article:

"Equine surgeon Bruce Bladon points out that a colleague in Sweden who has operated on a lot of kissing spines cases has more recently had excellent results — without surgery — with horses sent to a rider experienced in equine rehabilitation and re-schooling.

“This makes sense,” says Bruce. “We’re talking about the normal flexibility of the spine, occasionally resulting in the edges of the bones ‘kissing’. It’s easy to imagine how a different rider or saddle, or increased muscle tone as a result of physiotherapy and a change in work, might prevent this.

“It’s also easy to see how the results of schooling a horse could be so different, depending on the psychology of the rider,” adds Bruce, who believes that kissing spines surgery can, in some cases, have the effect of a placebo.

Certainly we know that with our unique muscle therapy and then good rehab to teach the horse to work in a proper outline and build its core strength excellent long-term results can be achieved.  You can read the full article by clicking H&H Kissing Spines article


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