Senior Horses

Simple At-the-Barn Exercises: Addressing Common Concerns in Equine Athletes

Simple At-the-Barn Exercises: Addressing Common Concerns in Equine Athletes

“My horse has no topline!”

When discussing a horse’s topline, we are typically looking at the visual relationship between the horse’s vertebral spinous processes and the epaxial muscles alongside the spine. These muscles function to extend the spine (picture a racehorse stretched out in a full gallop, with his hind limbs pushed out behind him and his forelimbs stretched out ahead).