When a horse loses its proprioception and has deficiencies in sensing its body for small movements or keeping its balance, exercises on balance plates can help incredibly well.
As my yoga teacher from the United States said: “Even in stillness there is movement”, you can clearly see that the horse’s muscles (especially those that are usually not used much during everyday life) work a lot when horses stand “still” on balance pads.
It doesn’t take much or long to awaken the horse’s body and sense of balance.
If you are interested in trying balance pads or plates for your horse, please contact me.
Here you see different possibilities when a horse stands on balance plates:
“Even in stillness there is movement” (M. Melander)