help!!! chiropractic care for a horse???

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    11-01-2008, 06:24 PM
help!!! chiropractic care for a horse???

I have a beautiful AQHA QH mare. She is wonderful on the ground with showmanship, halter, shots farrier, ect. But when we ride she looks "ouchy" she looks off, rides horrible and she wasnt always this way according to the previous owners. Im thinking like chiropractic stuff. Not sure tho. Any suggestions and were do I start.
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    11-01-2008, 07:21 PM
Does your tack fit her well? If the saddle is pinching anywhere it could lead to a bad ride.

I never had a chiro out, but I know Jazzyrider has had them out.
    11-01-2008, 07:28 PM
I have tried three different girths. I have check all the tack. She does fine on the trail and in a walk..
    11-02-2008, 02:50 AM
I'd get her checked by a chiropractor... I use them all the time... it only can take one bad tumble in the paddock for them to be out... and at any sign of discomfort that I cannot eliminate, I pack them up and take them off to the chiro...
I don't know how you can contact them in the states... over here they generally advertise on the horse forums/ saddlery sites.. but I found out about mine from a good mate!
    11-02-2008, 03:17 AM
I'd get her checked out before the situation has the possibility to get any worse. My TB pulled a hip last year, and it didn't show up until it got too bad to ride him at all. Better safe than sorry.
Good luck.
    11-02-2008, 08:14 AM
I've had some chiropracters out and they have helped but the best thing I ever did was to get this horse massuese (sp?) out. She is really, really good and knows so many techniques and she has made a huge, huge difference with one of my old horses in particular. Although, there are a lot of horse massaging people out there who aren't overly great but one thing this woman told me was that even once you get the back put back in with the chiropracter that if the muscles are damaged a bit, as they often are after a slip in the paddock or such, then even though the bones are fixed the muscles often pull them back into the previous state.

I would recommend the chiropractor, but remember to look into how your saddle fits. It may sit right but each horses back contour is different, which means unless you have had your saddle exactly restuffed for your horse then chances are there will be some unfitting parts of the panel, and one of these could be causing a problem. If it is something like that and you fix the horses back then saddle could just hurt it all over again.
    11-02-2008, 12:05 PM
I have gotten her two adjustments already and have contacted someone who does equine massage. Not sure what else to do.
    11-02-2008, 12:06 PM
How about that neoprene tack, not sure if that's what is called I know its expensive but isnt that for sensitive or cinchy horses????
    11-02-2008, 04:45 PM
Green Broke
I would invest your money in an equine massage therapist before a chiropractor...JMO
    11-02-2008, 07:05 PM
Ok...have you had experience with this.

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