Indicators Your Horse Could Benefit from Chiropractic Care
Dr. Philip Rodger
Owner and Clinic Director
As with any animal, it’s important to be aware of any changes in your horse’s behavior or physical condition. If your horse is experiencing discomfort or movement problems, a chiropractic evaluation may be in order.
Here are some signs to look for that may indicate your horse could benefit from chiropractic care:
- Change in performance: If you notice a sudden decline in your horse’s performance, it could be due to discomfort or pain. Chiropractic care can help to alleviate these issues and improve overall performance.
- Uneven gait: If your horse starts to favor one side or has an uneven gait, it could be due to musculoskeletal imbalances. Chiropractic adjustments can help to restore proper movement and balance.
- Resistance to training: If your horse becomes resistant to training or is unwilling to perform certain tasks, it could be due to discomfort or pain. Chiropractic care can help to address these issues and improve your horse’s willingness to work.
- Changes in behavior: If you notice any changes in your horse’s behavior, such as irritability or aggression, it could be a sign of discomfort. A chiropractic evaluation can help to identify and address any underlying issues.
It’s important to note that these signs can also be indicative of other health issues. It’s always best to consult with a veterinarian to determine the cause of any changes in your horse’s behavior or physical condition. If chiropractic care is recommended, it’s important to work with a licensed chiropractor who has experience treating horses. With the right care, your horse can enjoy optimal health and performance.