Naomi regularly writes educational articles for magazines and newspapers:
Five steps to preventing back pain

You may be alert to behavioural changes that can indicate back pain in your horse, but do you know how to prevent back pain?

The back is the linchpin

Riders sometimes feel that something just ‘isn’t right’ in their horses’ movement. Subtle performance problems are often the reasons I’m called to treat horses. These issues are the most difficult to diagnose1 and treat with biomedicine, but tend to respond very well to acupuncture.

Pinpointing the pain using acupuncture

All riders want satisfaction, but sometimes it plays hard to get. They want to be satisfied that they’ve done everything they can to make sure their horses are free from pain. However, it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether reluctance to perform a certain movement has physical or psychological causes.