Chiropractor or a good roll?

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        07-27-2012, 06:01 AM
    Chiropractor or a good roll?

    Here goes the burning question in my mind these days.

    I was told by an old timer, when I was a kid, that horses when horse roll

    Alll the way over, it aligns their spine.

    Now everyone is getting chiropractors out. I suppose if your horse cannot

    Roll all the way over, it may be necessary, but what the old man said

    Makes good sense to me.

    Can anyone educate me a little more in this area?

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        07-27-2012, 06:05 AM
    Hmm wow never heard it. Not sure if it is true but when a horse rolls, they can twist a certain way and put their back and neck out. But this is interesting and will be good to see what others have to say about it :)
        07-27-2012, 06:14 AM
    Going by how we can pop our backs in or out of place, I'm sure horses can..

    But again this is just me making guesstimations. I don't have any evidence or reports, etc.
        07-27-2012, 06:34 AM
    Hmm interesting! It is a possible theory but I have no idea if its true :)
        07-27-2012, 06:40 AM
    I've heard if a horse can roll all the way over it means their back is in good shape. I like to see a horse go all the way over for this reason, but I don't think it helps realine their back. Also not all horses with or without a sore back want to roll, but a chiro does his work whether the horse feels like it or not
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        07-27-2012, 07:20 AM
    Our vet whom does chiro and acupunture claims that horses will roll to try to adjust themselves. I guess that doesn't mean they all do it for that reason though, both our horses and a lot of horses roll after a ride guess to get the itchs out.
        07-27-2012, 07:33 AM
    If that is the case, then Lady is one very well adjusted mare. She rolls daily, multiple times a day, and she always rolls all the way over. She especially likes to roll in the pond in this HOT weather!

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