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Preventing and Relieving Tightness in Your Horse's Poll

Here's what you can do to prevent and treat motion problems caused by muscle tightness in this key area of your horse's body.

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Horse Hock Massage for Better Performance

Tightness in a horse's hind-end muscle can affect performance. A top equine sports massage therapist explains how to recognize and fix it.

The longissimus costarum, just below the longissimus dorsi, extends across the horse's ribs. This muscle assists in extending the spine and in flexing it laterally. | ? Jim Leiby

Relieve Your Horse's Back Tightness with Massage

You can address some types of back pain in your horse with a safe, simple sportsmassage technique.

The triangular posterior pectoral muscle is one of three pectoral muscles that help move your horse's foreleg. I am pointing to the top of the muscle, which spreads out and down toward the ground.

Loosen Tight Posterior Pectoral Muscles in Your Horse's Girth Area with Equine Sports Massage

Girth-area muscle tightness may be the cause of your horse moving poorly. Here's how to identify and alleviate this issue.