Monitor Rehabilitation

One of the most difficult processes for us as riders is bringing a horse back to work after an injury.  

Our first advice is: Please always consult a certified professional rehabilitation specialist.  

Whatever treatment or workout plan you’ll get, part of the plan will always be controlled movement and a gradual build up of training activity and intensity.

One of the most difficult processes for us as riders is bringing a horse back to work after an injury.  

Our first advice is: Please always consult a certified professional rehabilitation specialist. 

Whatever treatment or workout plan you’ll get, part of the plan will always be controlled movement and a gradual build up of training activity and intensity.

The Equestic SaddleClip can help you and your therapist. It helps you to keep to the schedule by logging all activity and monitoring if Rhythm and Symmetry improve.

All of this information can be shared with your Rehab Specialist so everyone has the exact same precise information on the actual work done with the horse.

Below we explain how the SaddleClip can help you keep the schedule and manage the pace.

Sidenote: Equine sports medicine and rehabilitation

Thanks to a new field known as equine sports medicine and rehabilitation, stall rest is finally becoming a thing of the past. Drawing on knowledge from human physical therapy as well as a deeper understanding of equine physiology and biomechanics, this growing profession offers scientifically proven ways to help horses heal from physical injuries and discomfort.

Equine rehab complements veterinary medicine much the way that human physical therapy complements human medicine. Its methods are used to diagnose and treat both chronic conditions, like back pain, and acute injuries and lamenesses.

Keep track of the schedule

Depending on the nature of the horse’s injury, at some point in the process you will get the green light to introduce very modest activity. The activity periods and frequency increase gradually, expanding to include walking under the saddle and eventually starting to slowly build up the work.

Building exercise incrementally on a strict schedule is key to rehabbing many injuries. Walking your horse under the saddle will progress to include trotting the horse for a minute, increasing to five minutes, etc., before eventually introducing the canter.

The Equestic SaddleClip tracks work per gait. Get a clear and precise overview of the actual work done over time.

If your horse is recovering from a tendon or ligament injury, usually a minimal of turns, circles, and lateral movements are advised.

The Equestic SaddleClip tracks time spent per Rein. The app also shows how you distribute work on a straight line versus turns.

If your horse is recovering from a tendon or ligament injury, usually a minimal of turns, circles, and lateral movements are advised.

The Equestic SaddleClip tracks time spent per Rein. The app also shows how you distribute work on a straight line versus turns.

Managing the pace

No matter how good your Rehab Specialist is, every horse is unique and it can’t always be predicted how your horse responds to building up training activity.

The Equestic SaddleClip analyses how symmetrical your horse is in Rhythm, Push off and Landing. You will be able to see progress or relapse however small.

No matter how good your Rehab Specialist is, every horse is unique and it can’t always be predicted how your horse responds to building up training activity.

The Equestic SaddleClip analyses how symmetrical your horse is in Rhythm, Push off and Landing. You will be able to see progress or relapse however small.

While building up training activity and intensity you and your therapist can keep an eye on how your horse responds to that.

Are you going too fast? Does the schedule need slowing down? Or is your horse actually getting stronger more quickly than expected and you can actually build up faster? The Equestic SaddleClip will help you answer these questions. 

While building up training activity and intensity you and your therapist can keep an eye on how your horse responds to that.

Are you going too fast? Does the schedule need slowing down? Or is your horse actually getting stronger more quickly than expected and you can actually build up faster? The Equestic SaddleClip will help you answer these questions. 

To measure is to know!

Always remember that horses are masters of disguise. The weakest horse in a herd gets eaten first, so a horse will always hide any pain or discomfort as long as possible.

With the high tech precision of the SaddleClip you’ll be able to see right through this and enable you and your therapist to act in time.

The Equestic SaddleClip is not a medical device. Make sure you always contact a certified professional to help and never ignore your own observations.