Lordosis, commonly known as 'swayback', is the weakening of a horse’s supporting ligaments along the spine.
Many different causing factors can lead to swayback such as genetics, age, conformation, pregnancy, excessive strain on the back and/or a lack of exercise. There is no permanent cure for swayback however there are different exercises and precautions that can be taken to strengthen a swayback horse.
Listed below are five methods which you can easily do at home to help your horse.
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Although there is no cure for swayback, it can be controlled and prevented from getting worse.
For more information on swayback, click here or watch the quick video below.Watch 5 Ways to Strengthen a Swayback Horse:
A strong and healthy topline is crucial for a horse's overall health and performance. The top line, which encompasses the muscles that run along the horse's spine from the withers to the croup, plays a vital role in supporting the rider's weight and maintaining proper balance.