Your horse(s) should be checked regularly, ideally at least 3 or 4 times a year and even monthly in the case of competition horses or racehorses. We are trained to detect early changes in the musculo-skeletal system and prevent problems occurring or escalating. It is much less stressful on the horse’s body to treat a problem as soon as possible. This is because over time the body starts to compensate elsewhere, causing secondary problems.