How Equine Chiropractic Works:
The bones of the spine and joints are maintained in a specific alignment. The nerves which surround each joint and vertebral articulation are in constant communication with the central nervous system, brain, and all organs. When even a subtle change in the alignment occurs, it is called a subluxation. Subluxations affect the nervous system, local muscles, joints and even distant organs, glands, and body functions.
How Can You Adjust a Horse?
With equine chiropractic care the practitioner is not adjusting a horse, but rather the relative position of two bones at a joint articulation.
Will an Adjustment Hurt?
Most horses accept both the exam and adjustment without signs of pain.
What To Expect After An Adjustment:
After a 24-hour rest, many horses will show improvement. Sometimes there is a 24-48 hour period of tiredness. Some horses require a few sessions to resolve acute pain.
Indications for Chiropractic Care
- Athletic competitions – getting the competitive edge;
- Surgery involving anesthesia;
- Recovery from injury;
- Behavior or mood change when ridden;
Tendency to be head shy, cinchy, reluctant to pick up a lead or go in one direction, pulling one way or hair color or pattern change along the body;