Equine Chiropractic

HorseEquine chiropractic focuses on the movement of the spinal and extremity joints. Dysfunction in these joints can cause pain and discomfort as well as compensation patterns in other areas.

Spinal problems may occur from a problem elsewhere (e.g. lameness) or as a primary problem (e.g. injury or saddle fit / rider changes).

The best way to ascertain the primary problem is to have a veterinary checkup before your chiropractic visit. Equine chiropractic does not replace traditional veterinary treatment but by adjusting the spine and relaxing the nervous system will often eliminate many causes of pain and discomfort without the need for symptom relief.

Chiropractic can be used to treat acute injuries as well as maintaining a healthy horse, whether for competitions or your beloved pet.

Working closely with the vet, chiropractor, farrier, dentist and saddler will be the best way to ensure long term management and performance of your horse.

Rider position / balance - an unbalanced rider is very challenging as the horse is constantly compensating, this can develop uneven muscle tone and stiffness.

This is why it is so important for the horse and rider to have the correct posture and balance so they can compliment one another!

HorseSigns of pain or discomfort:
Reduced performance
Abnormal posture - top line off - hump, hollow back, dropped pelvis on walk / trot
Tack fitting problems - dislike being saddled
Insubordination when being ridden / jumping - not following verbal cues
Throwing head back / hollowing back when being ridden

Injuries:
slips / trips / falls / getting cast
Pull back injuries
Impact injuries
Swishing its tail / pinning back ears
Difficultly with collected or lateral gaits
Changes in behaviour
Frightened or painful facial expression
Sensitivity to touch

HorseThis list is by no means complete, when the spinal joints are not moving correctly, the nervous system goes into flight or flight mode and can cause a whole host of symptoms. By releasing the spinal dysfunction we allow the nervous system to function properly again, allowing the body to heal itself.

Appointments are available on Fridays.
Please call now 07473205197 to make an appointment.