In the Magazine: Ouch! My Back!

Excerpt from the September issue of Heels Down Magazine.

Story by Kathlyn Hossack. Photography Mackenzie Pearce.

Back pain is the worst, and it’s fairly common among riders. A medical study out of the United Kingdom in 2013 stated that 88 percent of equestrians suffer from low back pain of some variety. That’s a lot of us! Back pain can stem from a number of things, including but not limited to poor posture, muscle weaknesses and misuse, saddle type, or trauma related to falls.

Sometimes it’s a combination of all of the above.

So, what do you do when you experience that pain that causes the back complaints?


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