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    08-07-2010, 12:13 AM
  #11
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Oh don't get me wrong...I don't think it is a cure-all! Believe me, there are horses out there that nothing will help. I just think for the money, its worth a try. Generally, I don't really believe in Chiro. I think your horse would have to have a pretty severe injury before truely needing a chiro. On the same note...anymore all I do is lightly trail ride and I have never had a horse that I felt needed the help.
     
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    08-07-2010, 12:16 AM
  #12
Trained
I use a combination of Bioscan/Chiro and Acupuncture. I find that one without the other does not work as well. Get them loose to then crack them and they stay in line longer. I like to use the Bioscan pads between visits from the person I use. Really works to keep them from needing work so often and it also works great at not needing things like Hock Injections.
     
    08-07-2010, 12:24 AM
  #13
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Originally Posted by upupandflyaway1    
One of my friends just was certified as an ESMT and Im just trying to figure out how people feel about it and what the general bias is. I feel like it has a place, and it CAN work just like it does for humans, but it can't cure. Obviously. Im just trying to figure out what other peoples experiences are with it and if it might be of a try to my pony. I know with the massage part of it, that is all about muscles. That's as far as my knowledge goes.
If you are thinking about trying massage for your horse, I would go for it. Massage is very non-invasive (compared to chiropractic work). And yes, as you have stated, massage is not a one time call out cure. It works best if it is done with multiple sessions. If your horse is constantly in discomfort, regular massage sessions can help keep your pony out pain, and may even increase his work capasity. Most horses that I have observed after being massaged on a regular schedule have tended to step out more briskly and with little resistance.

If your horse is injured and you are looking to use massage therapy to help rehabilitate your pony, consult with your vet first. Sometimes massage therapy can cause more harm than good to an injury. And if you are given the go ahead, have you ESMT and vet make out a recovery plan together.

As for the results of the massage, I will quote a sentence from my research essay:
"The effectiveness of the massage depends on, the horse, the massage therapist, the horses disipline of riding, and the level of soreness in the horse."
     
    08-07-2010, 12:45 AM
  #14
Green Broke
I don't think massage, chiropractic, and acupuncture will replace practical medicine, but I do think they have their place. I've seen a few horses treated with these methods and they have all shown improvement even if only temporarily.
When I 1st heard about the Bioscan I thought that was just a bunch of new age BS. However, a girl at our barn treated a couple horses with it (both were limping on their hind), and they did seem to move better after the treatments.
     
    08-07-2010, 11:00 AM
  #15
Green Broke
But what if your horse has a sore back? What do you do if you don't want it to get a massage?
     
    08-07-2010, 11:24 AM
  #16
Trained
I have been using Bioscan for about 12+ years now on all my reiners. B/C of it I do not inject hocks I have yet in those years to have a horse who has been sore to the point they could not show or need bute to show. They have all retired sound and x ray like they where only very lightly ridden 3-4 year olds even at 12 + years of age.

I also like the fact that in between the times that Jacky comes out and works on them I can use the bio pads which really cuts down on how often I need to have Jackie out. She also does Chiro and Acupuncture too which really adds to the improvement. If I do have a horse who is off I call her before the vet. Have yet to need a vet after she is done.

A lot of times it comes down to the person doing the work also. The person I use has about 12+ years experience.
     
    08-07-2010, 02:06 PM
  #17
Weanling
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Originally Posted by A knack for horses    
If you are thinking about trying massage for your horse, I would go for it. Massage is very non-invasive (compared to chiropractic work). And yes, as you have stated, massage is not a one time call out cure. It works best if it is done with multiple sessions. If your horse is constantly in discomfort, regular massage sessions can help keep your pony out pain, and may even increase his work capasity. Most horses that I have observed after being massaged on a regular schedule have tended to step out more briskly and with little resistance.

If your horse is injured and you are looking to use massage therapy to help rehabilitate your pony, consult with your vet first. Sometimes massage therapy can cause more harm than good to an injury. And if you are given the go ahead, have you ESMT and vet make out a recovery plan together.

As for the results of the massage, I will quote a sentence from my research essay:
"The effectiveness of the massage depends on, the horse, the massage therapist, the horses disipline of riding, and the level of soreness in the horse."

No, he is not injured. Just recently he's become a lot more stiff and resistant so I was wondering if this would be of benefit, and from the sounds of it, it might be worth a try!
     
    08-07-2010, 02:12 PM
  #18
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Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald    
But what if your horse has a sore back? What do you do if you don't want it to get a massage?

I don't think I understand your question. If your horse has a sore back, it could be helped by either chiro or massage therapy. Since they don't really understand the pay off...they will be a bit cranky about any procedures done...My QH certainly was in the beginning. After rubbing him 3 times, he was leaning on me to rub him.
     
    08-07-2010, 05:37 PM
  #19
Green Broke
We've had the chriropracter out for my sister's paint because of her back. It helped her alot.
Most horses I've seen actually enjoy the sessions once they realize it isn't going to hurt them.
     
    08-07-2010, 05:39 PM
  #20
Trained
I've used chiro, equine bodyworkers, Acupuncture, phototonic light therapy, liniments...

They all have their place. I have seen great results and the guy I use who does a mixture of acupuncture, phototonic light therapy and massage and a little manipulation is amazing - He was the major help in getting Bundy to where he could be comfortable working.
     

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