Our Equestrian Life

Annabelle Galt: the positive impacts of physiotherapy on horses' performance and welfare

February 18, 2024 Dan Bizzarro Episode 6
Our Equestrian Life
Annabelle Galt: the positive impacts of physiotherapy on horses' performance and welfare
Show Notes

Annabelle Galt is a Veterinary Physiotherapist and an active member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists.

Bell absolutely loves working with horses and helping them perform at their best.

The love for her profession is so inspiring, so much so that seeing her enthusiasm every morning David, her husband, decided to leave his old job, go back to university and become a physiotherapist himself.

In our conversation, we talk about the fundamental role of physiotherapy in horse welfare and sports performance. 

Annabelle reveals how she got into the field, her passion for horses, her focus on academic research, and the functions of various physiotherapy equipment. 

She also emphasizes the importance of a good coach, the correct saddle fitting, regular vet and physio check-ups, building a strong support team, and continuous learning. 

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE
Annabelle Galt Veterinary Physiotherapy: https://www.agvp.co.uk/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AGVetPhysio
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/agveterinaryphysiotherapy/

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 Introduction to Equestrian Life
00:56 Guest Introduction: Annabelle Galt
01:59 Annabel's Journey into Veterinary Physiotherapy
04:08 Starting and Growing a Veterinary Physiotherapy Business
08:35 The Role of Physiotherapy in Equestrian Sports
13:10 Choosing the Right Physiotherapist
24:54 Advancements in Veterinary Physiotherapy
32:04 The State of Equestrian Sport and Horse Welfare
39:33 Personal Goals and Aspirations
43:33 Conclusion and Contact Information

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