During the initial bodywork session a full history is taken including information about the horse’s daily routine, details of current workload, level of fitness and details of any upcoming competitions. The practitioner will then observe the horse statically before performing an active examination in hand at walk and trot. The horse may need to be observed whilst lunged and/or ridden. Saddle fit, dental health and shoeing/trimming will also be assessed. The actual bodywork session lasts from 1 to 1 1/2 hours. After the session you will be given details of the session findings, suggestions for follow-up work as well as advice on the need for future appointments.