If you've ever wondered why you horse may be fine with the saddle one day and seem distressed the next you're not alone. Muscle pain happens just as easily for your horse as it does for you. But with so many muscles in the body how do you know whats causing the problem? And what can you do to help?
Lets start by taking a look at the Trapezius... and we're going to keep it simple, we're looking for understanding, not lots of big words.
What is the Trapezius Muscle?
The Trapezius is a large muscle that covers your horses wither and stops around half way up the neck. It is divided into two parts, and this area serves as the junction for a number of key muscle groups.
For humans the same muscle is slightly different in both shape and anchor points, attaching to the base of our skull, and the last vertebra of our rib cage.
Lets see them side by side.