chiropractors ?? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 Old 03-26-2012, 08:12 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,403
• Horses: 1
Mudpie needs to see the chiropractor(: He's all out of whack. We have to wait, though, because he just healed from a fractured splint bone and we don't want the chiropractor to be adjusting something and then have it re-break!

Can't wait! :)

The hills were bathed in moonlight, the shadows not so stark;
Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
– I love you, Mudpie!
mudpie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 Old 03-26-2012, 08:48 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The sandbox
Posts: 5,454
• Horses: 0
I am pro chiro as well....

Personally, I had a mild case of Scoliosis when I was a teenager, my chiro gave me some exercises to do every day. It really helped straighten me out a little without a back brace. I still am not completely right...but better.

I have used a horse chiro that's clientele is based from the race track and NFR horses.
He is awesome.... I have seen huge improvements in horses that he has treated.
HOWEVER, he will tell you when there is a deeper issue going on. A lameness issue in a foot/leg will effect the whole body. He will ask you to go to the vet(of your choice) to have the horse evaluated for a deeper issue if he corrected a horse and he is still not right. He has helped with proper saddle/pad fit and shoeing. If I want him out to do a minimal eval. He will do so, and if the horse does not need adjustment he will just charge me a $20 bill to come look...very fair. After all he could do an adjustment even though not needed and charge me 5X that.

I like a good one, there some not-so-good ones out there though....
boots likes this.

I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
COWCHICK77 is online now  
post #13 of 18 Old 03-29-2012, 11:43 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
Posts: 1,222
• Horses: 11
I am a firm believer in Chiros, especially with the barrel horses. I know my horses inside and out, and when they start giving me little hints the chiro is the first one I call to come out and have a look. If they are stiff in the neck, ribs, don't want to cross over, ect....I call the chiro and they are out either in the back, poll, neck, ribs, shoulder, hips, ect.

But our guy doesn't just come out and pop them, he checks them over and if they don't need it then he will tell you that and not just crack them to get the money. The horses LOVE him!

Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.
BarrelRacingLvr is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 03-29-2012, 12:24 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 262
• Horses: 0
I'm another pro. I don't know the mechanics of it all, I just know that my mare improved after treatment.
Remy410 is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 03-29-2012, 12:56 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,083
• Horses: 2
I trust my Chiro more than most vets for certain things and her ability to assess a horse for issues. I would rather have her do a PP if I had to choose between her and the vet. She is THAT good.

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  
post #16 of 18 Old 03-31-2012, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 5,695
• Horses: 3
^^that is awesome !!

I feel so lucky that my horses chiro is also an equine vet !

Gypsy & Scout <3
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
gypsygirl is offline  
post #17 of 18 Old 04-01-2012, 06:25 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,083
• Horses: 2
We also have one around here who is a vet and chiro-she is not as good, honestly.

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 04-01-2012, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 5,695
• Horses: 3
hmm interesting..

Mine is very good, she worked for a practice for a long time. Now she owns a holistic practice, so she mainly just does chiro and acupunture.

Gypsy & Scout <3
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
gypsygirl is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Equine Chiropractors? horse happy Horse Health 5 06-26-2010 09:40 PM
Equine Chiropractors! Deerly Horse Health 10 06-09-2010 11:13 AM
Does Chiropractors work? ilovemymare Horse Health 10 05-23-2009 03:20 AM
Vets Trying to Shut Down Chiropractors, Dentists, etc..... LadyDreamer Horse Talk 7 08-01-2008 05:51 AM
Chiropractors...Do they Help? Gypsy29 Horse Health 15 01-14-2008 04:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome