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post #1 of 15 Old 09-08-2009, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Chiropractor visit question?

The chiropractor is coming to the barn tomorrow to work on Carolina and a few of the other horses. My main concern is her hips (she has a hunter's bump I want checked) but she's getting a full assessment just the same.

How long after the visit will I be able to ride her? She hasn't been ridden in a long time and I really want to start lunging her and getting back in the saddle.

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post #2 of 15 Old 09-08-2009, 08:04 AM
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you need to ask the chiropractor any questions like that as it depends if there's anything wrong
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post #3 of 15 Old 09-08-2009, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Of course, just thought maybe someone might have a general idea. She's not lame or injured, I'm just having her checked as a precaution.

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if they don't find anything then I don't think it will really matter when you get back on
I got the back lady out for one of mine because I was having problems when riding (to cut a long story short, she found that tissue had built up either side of his spine due to an ill-fitting saddle he had on before we bought him)
& after she did all her stuff, I had to massage his back every day for a week, then she came back to check him and I think I just had to leave him for 3 or 4 weeks before I could ride again, I can't remember sorry =/

i'm sure if it's just a check up, you'll be able to get straight back on though
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Wow that sounds like a lot of work! I hope he's feeling better now.

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It depends on the treatment the horse receives and the problem that needed attention. We give our horses a full day of rest after an adjustment. Ours are fit racehorses though, so the situation is different if like you said your horse has not been in much work. Your chiro will tell you the best thing for your situation, but in my experience with our bone cracker, he suggests 24 hrs of rest after treatment.
Good luck - I love chiropractic for my horses and for me too!

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post #7 of 15 Old 09-09-2009, 03:25 AM
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oh it wasn't too much hard work, she showed me what to do and I massaged his back for 10 minutes every night as well as holding a water bottle on it

yes he's fine now thanks, all I need to do is have a polypad & sheepskin half pad under his saddle for extra padding while his topline is being developed and lunge him for a few minutes before I ride - not too bad =]
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That's good advice about the half pad, I ought to get one for Carolina while her topline develops.

Lindsay - thanks! I'm pretty sure she'll get at least a day of rest lol probably about a week, was just hoping it wasn't going to be a month or something. I guess I'll find out today though.

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My TB just recenlty got a full adjustment, about the end of September.

The instructions were clear and firm. No riding what-so-ever for a week. Pony him or lead him only, in strait lines. The muscles on both sides needed to work and strengthen simutaniously - so no circles or bending.

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Thanks MIEventer :)

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