Well, I check Mitch's back atleast once a week, and today he was flinching away from pressure in the middle of his back, and towards the bottom of his left shoulder, just behind it there is what feels like a knot in the muscle, so obviously I can't leave him in pain like that.
There is an equine chiropractor that I can get out for $20 with a fairly good reputation, or there is a Bowen therapist who I can get out for $90, also with a good reputation.
Cost is not an issue for me at all, but I'm not entirely sure on the difference between the two professions. I myself have been to a chiropractor many times (one of my friends refers to them as "bone crunchers") so I am not bothered by the methods as I have had them done to myself.
If it makes a difference, Mitch is an 8yo tb gelding, registered 16.1hh and is (well, was) coming in to work again after the winter. We have been doing flatwork and working on his outline and use of the hind end (he used to work heavily on the forehand, this is improving).
What does a chiropractor do, and what does a Bowen therapist do?