A great deal of people who ride horses don’t consider that a horse’s back is not actually designed to carry a heavy load. When a horse carries a rider, they must use their muscles and balance in an unnatural way. Ideally, horses are schooled in a way that strengthens the muscles and the rider rides in a way that helps the horse balance. Unfortunately, this is frequently not the case. Additionally, the normal wear and tear of everyday life can cause spinal missalignments and muscle imbalances. This is significant, because a horse that is poorly balanced and misaligned can experience back pain. This is often expressed through undesirable behavior. Even some lameness can be attributed to spine and joint dysfunctions. Other things that could be resolved through Horse Chiropractic treatment are:

  • Uneven gaits
  • Difficulty with gait transitions
  • Spooking
  • Bolting
  • Head tossing
  • Toe dragging
  • Uneven shoulders or hips

What our video: What is Equine aka Horse Chiropractic?

We at All Points Equine will  start with a thorough examination of the horse, including looking at its history, care and use. Our Horse Chiropractor will ask to see the horse move at all gaits and perhaps even ridden. If we see any mobility problems, then we will recommend our Horse Chiropractic service so we can better provide treatment for the horse.

Our Horse Chiropractic service consist of manual force on certain points on the horse’s body to bring the structures beneath back into normal alignment. Ideally, this will restore the joint to normal function and range of motion. The first consultation and treatment may take an hour or more. Follow-up appointments may be recommended, usually within a week of the initial treatment and then further apart as any specific problems begin to resolve.

All Points Equine Horse Chiropractic

Horse Chiropractic