Proper-fitting saddles can help horses avoid back pain, as ill-fitting ones can cause problems through uneven pressure on the back. • QHN File Photo.

Back Pain in Horses Has Many Causes, Solutions

For horses and people alike, the commonality we share that we can all identify with is back pain. Young or old, athlete or couch potato, back pain is the common denominator we all share.

Health Matters: Understanding Pain

Taking good care of horses means being able to recognize when they're in pain, and understand how much pain they're feeling. Given they can't talk, that can be a difficult thing to do.