Many of you who follow this blog will know that when it comes to how much Scottie has improved over the past year, I swear by using the Pessoa training aid. I love it and by using it slowly, Scottie has built up correct muscle without rushing things. This is how he is looking now!
One of the main problems people have with using the pessoa is it creates a false outline. However, when it is used properly and the horse stretches over its back, it is a very valuable tool. Read my past post here!
Last Updated on 14/01/2022
I have used a Pessoa with good results, but my friend who is a very good ACPAT physio hates them because she says that the direct attachment to the hind quarters means that the horse is constantly being bashed in the mouth. Mine is done up so loosely that it doesn’t do that, but she does have a point 🙂
I know, I don’t like that part of it. But at the same time, when I watch Scottie working in it when he’s stretching down and working where he should be, it looks loose enough that it doesn’t yank his mouth. So I think its a hard one really!