Equine Chiropractic Care

equine chiropractic

Equine Chiropractic Care: Subluxations can cause a range of symptoms - the most common symptom is pain. Horses in pain will compensate in gait or posture and often refuse to perform. The following is a list of symptoms that may indicate pain from subluxation:

  • Discomfort when saddling
  • Discomfort when riding
  • Abnormal posture, difficulty standing square
  • Bucking, wringing tail, or pinning ears
  • Refusing or hesitating over jumps
  • Reluctant to perform lead changes
  • Changes in behaviour (grumpy, withdrawn, nervous)
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Lack of coordination in gait
  • Improper frame, reluctance to accept contact
  • “Lameness” or shifting lameness
  • Stiffness in lateral movement of the body or neck
  • Muscle atrophy or shrinkage
  • Shortened stride
  • Decreased extension in one or more limbs
  • Inability to lengthen top line
  • Inability to engage hind quarters
  • Difficulty flexing at the poll
  • Rider cannot sit centered on horse
  • On line or heavy on one rein
  • Poor hair coat
  • Digestive upset (colic)
  • Low energy, fatigue
  • General change in performance

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