Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I get Nelson's back done when he needs it. I do the carrot stretches with him, and my Chiro said that if your horse cannot touch near his flank with his nose then he's out somewhere. So when Nelson cannot stretch or reach, then I call her out to do an adjustment.
OR everytime when I handle him. Grooming, before a ride, after a ride - I will massage his muscles along his topline, head, poll, jaws, hips and if I get any reaction of stress, pain, resistance - I call my chiro out.
I have had Nelson, so bad - to the point where you could not touch his back without him collapsing in paid, it was that bad. And after 1 chiro session, he was a completley different horse. I would watch his reaction to the process - and instead of pain, he showed relief through deep breaths, smacking lips and hanging his head low.
Our Equine partners need it - just as we do with ours.
I highly recommend it my dear :) My Chiro has done nothing but wonders for Nelson!