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post #1 of 26 Old 12-14-2012, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Horse Chiropractor?

Not sure if this is in the right section or not, but I wanted to know your opinions on horse chiropractic care? I have a mare that is sore and I'm wondering if it would help. I will only use one that I know has adjusted horses for a trainer here and has very good, the word is slipping my mind, reviews. Just wanted to get everyone's opinion on it.
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post #2 of 26 Old 12-14-2012, 05:36 PM
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I was VERY skeptical the first time I went to get my mare Chiro'd. She was stiff in her shoulders which was causing her to overcompensate with her poll and she wouldn't turn her head to the left at all. After the Chiro was here she was sooo much better. My friends mare was the same way but much worse and he did her mare as well and she did a complete 360 in her attitude and her owner has been super pleased with her.
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post #3 of 26 Old 12-14-2012, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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My mare is sore up in her withers right now and I've noticed when riding her in the past that she doesn't give right on one side. I've just been worried about trying it.
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post #4 of 26 Old 12-14-2012, 06:04 PM
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A good, well trained chiropractor is an invaluable addition to your horses care when needed.

I ask about education, successes and failures in their career, and goals for my horse. I insist, with one exception, on using chiropractors who work under the direction of a vet. The vet doesn't need to supervise the session, but I want a vet's input on the chiropractors overall practice.

When I ask about their experiences I do it in a conversational way, not grilling. If anyone involved anything's health can't give any disappointments, they are either lying, haven't much experience, or have poor clinical assessment skills.
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post #5 of 26 Old 12-14-2012, 06:06 PM
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One of my friends uses a chiro for her Arab gelding and if he doesn't get adjusted regularly, he's an absolute pill. Not just riding, either! I used to lunge him for her and he would be such a stinker if he was overdue for an adjustment. Once adjusted, he was perfect. If he hadn't looked so danged arab, you'd have sworn he was a QH after an adjustment.
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post #6 of 26 Old 12-15-2012, 11:39 AM
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I am a huge believer in Chiropractors, they do wonders for all of my performance horses. If something is off I call up our Chiro and set up an appointment. I use Chiropractors myself and don't know what I would do without them...probably wouldn't be able to walk lol!

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Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.
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post #7 of 26 Old 12-15-2012, 12:07 PM
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My opinion is is quackery, snake oil sales and a projected placebo affect. I havent seen any scientific research that convinces me otherwise. Last time this was brought up here, the quoted studies were done by a highschool student. I might point out that not even the American Chiropractic Association , itself not very highly regarded in the scientific community, recognizes Equine and other animal Chiro.
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post #8 of 26 Old 12-15-2012, 12:20 PM
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I used an equine chiro for the first time this summer, she is also a vet. My horse was super stiff, wouldn't or couldn't bend and struggled more to one side than the other.

The chiro was amazing. The things she pointed out to me were quite visible, or you could feel it, I just wasn't educated enough to know before she showed me. She did wonders with my horse and now that he has started moving more correctly he has even gained some weight which has always been a battle with him.

A good qualified chiro will hurt your bank account, but they are well worth it in my opinion.
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post #9 of 26 Old 12-15-2012, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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I personally use a chiropractor myself, after last year not being able to breathe because of all of my ribs out of place. They said that they had no idea how I was still walking. But I'm just worried about using it on my horse, I think it might be the only thing since the vets opinion wasn't that great. It's worth a try as she is my main riding horse and I'd like to keep her.
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post #10 of 26 Old 12-15-2012, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for your input :)
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