Topline Syndrome

Why a problem with a horse’s back is just a symptom

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If only I had known that sooner

Many of a horse’s problems start small. And can be the start of years of suffering. This also, and especially, applies to physical limitations experienced by the horse and the resulting obstacles encountered in the relationship between horse and rider. 

If a horse exhibits physical limitations, or it is not possible to ride him in the desired manner, it is often due to changes in the natural geometry of the horse. This is known as topline syndrome.

Horse anatomy drawing

If only I had known that sooner

Many of a horse’s problems start small. And can be the start of years of suffering. This also, and especially, applies to physical limitations experienced by the horse and the resulting obstacles encountered in the relationship between horse and rider. 

If a horse exhibits physical limitations, or it is not possible to ride him in the desired manner, it is often due to changes in the natural geometry of the horse. This is known as topline syndrome.

Findings from thousands of osteotherapeutic treatments

Our book Topline Syndrome – Why a problem with a horse’s back is just a symptom brings together findings resulting from several thousand osteotherapeutic treatments. From our experience we can assure you that 90% of these problems have the same cause. 

The book will help you to spot problems with your horse quickly, and to treat them promptly. This allows you to carry out your own initial assessment of your horse: you can still seek professional advice.

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Musclereset Horse Energy

Findings from thousands of osteotherapeutic treatments

Our book Topline Syndrome – Why a problem with a horse’s back is just a symptom brings together findings resulting from several thousand osteotherapeutic treatments. From our experience we can assure you that 90% of these problems have the same cause. 

The book will help you to spot problems with your horse quickly, and to treat them promptly. This allows you to carry out your own initial assessment of your horse: you can still seek professional advice.

See for yourself and turn yourself once more into a trustworthy partner for your horse. 

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By the way, although I am a German speaker practising in Germany, I prefer to use the English term topline syndrome when referring to problems with the horse’s back rather than the word commonly used in German, Trageerschöpfung, which, when roughly translated, refers to fatigue of the structure that carries the rider (in English the terms “core weakness” or “tense back” may sometimes be used). These problems do not always arise due to carrying a rider, but are frequently the result of a variety of causes, so I use the English term not just in my practice but also in the German version of this book. We will help you to recognise fundamental disbalances, even on the standing horse.