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post #11 of 18 Old 02-23-2013, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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My horse doesn't need a chiro she's ok
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post #12 of 18 Old 02-24-2013, 04:21 AM
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post #13 of 18 Old 02-24-2013, 07:01 PM
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My horse doesn't need a chiro she's ok
Really.

How do you know that? Are you a vet then?

If you have not have her checked by a vet (not just some small town vet; actually one that deals with horses on a regular basis), and if you have not had her checked by an equine chiropractor, please enlighten me on how you KNOW your aged horse does not have back pain and needs treatment from a chiropractor.

She's even swishing her tail a decent amount from the second barrel to the third. Many times, that's a red flag for pain. (Although certainly there are barrel horses that are just habitual tail swishers.)

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She has just been checked by a vet (and it's not a small town vet) it's a vet for horses only and I even asked about a chiro for all three of my horses and he said that none of them need a chiro. They got there coggins and other stuff done to!!
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She has just been checked by a vet (and it's not a small town vet) it's a vet for horses only and I even asked about a chiro for all three of my horses and he said that none of them need a chiro. They got there coggins and other stuff done to!!

That is good that you asked your vet, but does your vet actually do any chiro work? Did he do any sort of lameness evaluation, watching how the horse moves, checking flexion on the legs, etc?

Even a small town vet can run a Coggins or give yearly vacinations, so that isn't saying much.

Chiropractic medicine is a completely different specialty, and if your vet doesn't do it on a regular basis, they often aren't the best ones to ask. Always best to ask the actual expert --> the chiropractor.

My main vet for my horses is a lameness expert; horses only. She also does dental work. However, she does not do chiropractic work. But she works closely with several of them, as well with a certified specialty farrier (who just happens to be her husband). Just trying to point out that even a specialized equine vet doesn't do EVERYTHING involving horses.
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post #16 of 18 Old 02-25-2013, 06:36 PM
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Nothing wrong with a horse needing a chiropractor I have mine checked over a few times a year. Sports can make any horse sore or out of place from time to time it doesn't mean your a bad rider necessarily. We ask our barrel horses to do a lot and I like to make sure they are happy and pain free while doing so. Also congrats on getting first place just keeping practicing. Figuring out the correct pocket takes a lot of time to learn and you are still young. If you have a more experienced friend perhaps they could give you lessons on where to put your horse and your focus.

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post #18 of 18 Old 03-10-2013, 04:46 PM
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My friend has to have her horse adjusted once a month.. and Id probably have SUnny checked every once and a while.. once we start going place lol:) good job..
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