Sacroiliac and Lower Back Pain Factsheet

Lower back and sacroiliac pain is common in equestrian horses. Long term sacroiliac weakness, muscle spasms and discomfort can reduce hind limb action, leading to muscle wastage in the lower back region. Therapy and treatments for back problems are many and varied but simple rehabilitation exercises are effective in helping to re-build and strengthen the croup muscles and sacroiliac ligaments for a quicker and better recovery.