Casey was a middle-aged Connemara mare who was rigid through her back and neck. As a youngster she had had tight side reins used on her which had restricted development through her shoulder and left her very short-strided. This had also shorted all her neck and back muscles making it impossible for her to work from behind, to open her shoulders, work long and low and fully engage and achieve softness and lift through her back. A serious of treatments and exercise plans worked on opening her shoulders, lengthening her muscles, opening her spine and letting her engage, bend and soften.
The first picture shows Casey before treatment, the second shows Casey much improved.