We were pleased to host the first of many pole work clinics with Zoe Bennett over this sultry and incredibly hot weekend. Zoe formatted gymnasticising exercises to encourage suppleness, straightness, proprioception and strength – basically a ridden version of horse physio - perfectly complementing the facilities and treatment programmes on offer at New Hatches Rehabilitation Centre.
Correctly formatted pole work exercises are an essential part of training. These exercises can help with injury rehabilitation, can also help address any muscular imbalances are fun for your horse and your horse won’t even realise how hard they have had to work! For an injured horse coming back in to work, they are an important progression from non-ridden rehabilitation treatment programmes such as New Hatches salt water treadmill and spa.