Horses working at any level from racehorse and eventer to mounted games and polo are athletes and like any human athlete they are susceptible to sprains, strains, and niggles. They are also often injured, in the field or stable, or may be ridden by unbalanced, crooked or heavy riders; sometimes in ill fitting tack. Many equines are remarkably clever at coping with and or hiding problems. Recovery can be hampered by continued work without treatment, leading to long term and chronic issues. Prevention is key, and if that is impossible then regular checks will identify and treat any issues, restoring optimal function and performance and reducing the risk of more chronic debilitating problems. Physiotherapy is for any horse or pony; improving comfort, posture, flexibility and core strength will improve performance and function in measurable ways.