Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
I use a chiro twice a year, but I find they don't really do much good over a long period of time if you don't keep it up with equine massage. Chiro can adjust the back, neck, hips, whatever, but if the muscles aren't massaged to relax, they will push the bones right back to where they were. Also doesn't do much good if you have other problems further down, the horse is just compensating for being sore some place else and moves to accommodate that. Kind of like you having a pebble in your shoe, sure you can walk & run, but you will accommodate the irritation through your hips & spine. However if the problem of misalignment on your horse was from a trauma, such as a fall, pulling back, etc., then a chiro treatment is exactly what's needed, along with the massage. One without the other is not as effective IMO anyways.