DOES YOUR HORSE HAVE?
- General decrease in performance time or scores
- Rough Gaits, Stiffness
- Cold-backed Horse
- Biting When Being Saddled
- Bucking when ridden
- Stumbling on trail or in arena
- Resistance to lateral or vertical neck flexion
- Elusive or shifting lameness
- Resistance to Collection
- Reluctance to pick up a lead, inability to maintain a lead, cross-cantering
- Painful when being groomed
- Change in Attitude
- Tail Wringing
- Past Injury or Accident
- Lack of Hindquarter Engagement
- One-sided Issues
- Stall Weaving
If you answered, “Yes” to ANY of the above then a thorough Veterinary chiropractic evaluation is needed. Contact Us Today to schedule your horse! Phone 520-686-1521 or email info@HealingHandsEquine.com
Whereas most chiropractic focuses on manipulation of the spine, the approaches that we use go far beyond that and hence give far superior results…
Chiropractic here at Healing Hands Equine consists of integration of multiple techniques. Which techniques are used on each horse depends specifically on the problem that horse has and what the initial evaluation reveals.
The Techniques Utilized Are:
Equine Osteopathy restores proper mobility to areas of decreased mobility using various styles of release ranging from energetic to more physical techniques similar to chiropractic. It may or may not involve manipulating a bony joint such as an elbow or in the spine. It can restore motion to spine, pelvis, limbs, sacrum, skull, internal organs.
Network Chiropractic uses an extremely gentle touch to release specific areas of the spine that correlate to specific emotional imbalances, and because horses are highly emotional (the classic “flight” animal), this can be an extremely effective technique to free up both mind and body. It is normally combined with other techniques.
Non-force Directional Chiropractic allows a very gentle touch to affect tissue release at the point of decreased mobility. This is then combined with a mild directed force to complete the adjustment.
Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation uses an adjusting instrument similar to ones used on people. The instrument uses reflexes to locate areas of the animal’s nervous system that have fallen out of communication and then re-establishes that communication and facilitates healing.
We use an array of techniques to relax/release the fascia and soft tissue to facilitate manipulation and healing. The techniques used are dependent on and specific to each horse’s individual problems and needs.