Your horses Intercostals
Updated: Dec 11, 2019
Your horses intercostals muscles lie between the ribs and aid in respiration.
The intercostals are a very common area for muscle tightness but also very hard for owners to detect problems. A few signs of discomfort and tightness through the intercostals are ears back, tail swishing and back leg raising while doing the girth up or grooming around the belly. These signs are also indicatorsbif tightness through various other muscles over the back and through the shoulder so it is advisable to call an equine massage therapist or equine physiotherapist if you notice this behaviour.