Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Hey! I am a Michigander myself :) well, not technically because I am Canadian, born and raised in British Columbia - but does living here count?
Anyways, I swear by my Chiro!! They do amazing work. My fellow gets done on a bi-monthly basis. I firmly believe that all our horses deserve to have their backs adjusted just as us humans do, because they are athletes - regardless if they are Eventers, Barrel Racers, Endurance Racers, Trails Mounts or what have you.
My guy was lame at the trot. I couldn't find heat or swelling in his legs, ankles, hocks - so I had my Chiro come out and she adjusted him. He was really out too - his 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th vertibra were out, his lumbar was out, his poll and his pelvis was out -so no wonder he was off.
Chiro does more than just adjust their backs - it can vastly improve your rides as well, you can have a horse that goes from stiff, tight and unwilling, to a soft, quiet, relaxed mount who is willing.
I highly recommend them!
My Buddies TB wouldn't go on the bit regardless of what you did to try - until he got adjusted. His jaw was out and his poll and lumbar - now, he's a much happier mount who is willing to go on the bit.
My other friends TB gelding wouldn't pick up his hind leg. Vet was out and examined his hock, stiffle, ankles, hip - couldn't find what could of been wrong. Flexion test showed pain. The Chiro came out and adjusted him - it was his vertirba and his pelvis that was out - now he moves and picks up his feet beautifully.