With the incidents of diagnosed kissing spines or impinging spines cases seemingly on the rise, I often ask myself is it something we are doing with our horses or is it just a case that we now are better able to diagnose these complaints?
Either way, we have to acknowledge that the way in which we keep the majority of our horses is not really compatible with how they have evolved as a speices. Horses evolved to spend 18+ hours a day with their head to the floor grazing, and now a lot of horses spend 12+ hours a day stood in a stable, head up with a hay net.
I understand the constraints of turnout and the necessity of stabling. Just asking you to consider feeding your horses hay and feed from the ground to help a little in stretching and strengthening your horses back.