Chiropractic care is a manual therapy, done by hand that does not require sedation. It can be used for many health and performance problems. Chiropractic focuses on the biomechanical dysfunction of the spine and its effect on the entire nervous system throughout the body. In simple terms Chiropractic restores function of muscles and joints in the neck, back and pelvis to maintain optimum movement and soundness.


Joints can become restricted in movement due to strains they endure from training, domestication (ie. too little turn out) or wear over time. Restricted joints can cause stiffness, muscle imbalances and pain. A Chiropractor uses adjustments and soft tissue techniques to release those restricted joints which will increase the joint's flexibility and endurance.

Treatment does not replace traditional veterinary medicine; however it can provide additional means of diagnosis and treatment options for spinal problems as well as biomechanical related musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractic can often eliminate the source of acute or chronic pain syndromes. It can also be used to help healthy and fit horses restore and maintain their strength, and enhance general well-being.

What is Chiropractic?
  • Chronic musculoskeletal problems
  • Acute problems such as tension or stiffness

  • Prophylactic treatment to maintain fitness

  • Maintain soundness in older horses

  • Enhance performance ability of sport horses

  • As a complementary treatment for chronic lameness such as bone spavin, navicular syndrome or tendon problems. 

Uses of Chiropractic
  • Asymmetrical conformation

  • Reluctance to jump

  • Sudden training difficulties

  • Head tilt 

  • Tenderness to touch

  • Shortened stride

  • Sitting the rider off to one side

  • Disunited canter

  • Poor transitions

  • Lack of forwardness 

  • Long warm up needed

  • Suddenly hard on the bit

  • Poor bascule

  • Striking last few poles

  • Slipping saddle

  • Uneven shoe wear

Signs your horse may benefit from Chiropractic treatment

Chiropractic treatment can only be undertaken if you have your vet's permission