Keeping Horses Sound at a Horse Show

I just returned from a busy and exciting horse show, the Galway Downs International Three Day Event, in southern California. At this show, horses participating at the FEI level need to present to the ground jury twice. My goal with my equine clients was to have them pass the jog with flying colors and complete the event sound and healthy. I decided with this show to be proactive: I would not wait to see a problem to use cold laser therapy, but apply it before every jog and phase of competition.

The results were that every horse easily passed inspection, had fewer (or no) rails in stadium, and were less sore after cross country. This routine will add time to the care of each horse at a show, but seeing the results convinces me that it is well worth it.

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