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post #1 of 11 Old 05-20-2009, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
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Does Chiropractors work?

My pony is having some trouble with her back. My couch said to get a chiropracter out but im not to sure they work. Ive herd from lots of people that they are a waist of money, Has anyone ever had bad experience from them? Are they good or bad? HELPP!!

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-20-2009, 07:58 PM
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Well the chiro came the other day to my barn. I didn't have my horse looked at, because at the moment he was A-OK. About fifteen other people had their horses looked at though, and I can only imagine that if that many people sign up to see him (two horses even came in from another barn) then they must do something!

If your trainer suggested it, then I would look into it for sure. Look into getting a vet/chiro.


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post #3 of 11 Old 05-20-2009, 08:40 PM
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My TB was lame when I got him. One visit with the chiro and how he is sound. You could actually see him relax while she adjusted him. I now swear by a good chiro.
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-20-2009, 10:43 PM
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i have heard that it works. i have never had it done to my horse, but i would if there were any here.

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I know one of the ponies in my barn is maintained by having a chiropractor come out every 5-6 months.
I personally have never used one
, when our horses backs are a little sore we always use acupuncture.
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-21-2009, 12:00 AM
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Absolutely. I love equine chiros.
Please make sure to do your homework though and get an approved chiro out, not the cheapest or the first to return your call :).

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post #7 of 11 Old 05-21-2009, 12:13 AM
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According to every one I know they say it works.

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post #8 of 11 Old 05-21-2009, 05:59 AM
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My parents horse would never be sound without a chiropractor for his back (and injections for his hocks, massuese for his neck and butt...)
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post #9 of 11 Old 05-21-2009, 07:21 AM
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I have been using equine chiropractics, acupuncture, and massage off and on my horses since 1994.

Yes it does all work, but like human chiros and doctors, not all practitioners are created equal.

While having someone show their "sheepskin" is a step in the right direction, two of the recent equine chiropractors I have used are both veterinarians. One is so good at chiropractics and acupuncture that she doesn't even practice medicine. The other one isn't worth that proverbial "hill of beans"

One of the best equine chiros to have ever worked on my horses was an endurance rider in SoCal who learned the art to keep her own horse "together". She didn't have any fancy papers but she had been taught and had a natural instinct --- instinct is important no matter how much schooling someone has for this venue.

Hope this helps you with your decision
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-21-2009, 10:44 PM
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Chiropracters can do wonders for your pony. We maintain our show string with chiropracters and massages. Our massage lady recommends the chiropracter one day and then she comes the next. This lets the muscles relax that the chiropracter put in place. We have a very good chiropracter and massuese in our area. Talk to your show people. They will know the goods ones in your area.
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