Common symptoms indicating that your horse may experiencing PAIN from a subluxation include:

 
  • Reduced performance     

  • Abnormal or reduced sweating patterns

  • Abnormal posture

  • Snapping and pinning back its ears when being saddled

  • Disobedience when being ridden/behavioural problems

  • Putting their head back or up or by hollowing the back - not wanting to collect

  • Swishing its tail and pinning back its ears

  • Problems with jumping

  • Difficulties with collected or lateral gaits – changing leg in canter or incorrect lead

  • Changes in behavior 

  • Change in facial expression

  • Sensitivity to touch

 

Common symptoms indicating a VSC affecting muscle co-ordination and mobility of the horse, thus decreasing performance:

 
  • Abnormal or irregular gait

  • Stiffness when bending or in general posture

  • Brushing

  • Stiffness on leaving the stable

  • Difficulty working long and low

  • Difficulty engaging the hind quarters

  • Difficulty flexing the poll

  • Pulling more on one rein

  • Rider sits to one side due to the horse