To keep your horse in good health and performing to the best of their ability, routine assessment is advised every 6-12 months. This way issues can be picked up and addressed early which could stop progression of pathology or compensations.
As a general rule of thumb, it is advisable that your horse’s first treatment is not carried out within two weeks of a competition. However, once we know how your horse responds to chiropractic treatment, it has been shown it can enhance competition performance.
Following treatment your horse will need 24-48 hours off work, ideally out in a paddock. Depending upon the problem, your horse may become more sore for a short period of time but this will be discussed with you. Similarly, Depending upon your horse’s problem and chronicity of issues, you will be advised how many treatments they may require and at what frequency; Normally this is between one and four treatments.
the role of a chiropractor is similar to that of an orthodontist. The orthodontist applies a brace to the teeth and over time makes regular adjustments and corrections to realign teeth, so that in time they will maintain their correct position. A chiropractor will adjust and correct the animal a number of times if necessary, until the neurology changes and the body holds the new position of the spine as normal, with the muscles and ligaments supporting and maintaining this position.