Chiropractic for Horses
Why choose Dr. Hal to treat your horse? 
The majority of his clients are from referrals!  Results speak for themselves.  Dr. Hal incorporates the use of essential oils along with specific muscle therapy to make the adjustment more effective resulting in quicker results & fewer treatments. This saves you $& gets your horse Back in the Game much sooner!

Horses, especially considering their massive size, are amazingly athletic and agile. Unfortunately their size puts them at a disadvantage when it comes to the stress on their bodies.  Repetitive stresses and acute injuries can cause the joints and muscles to become imbalanced.  Often times stress from relatively innocent activities can accumulate and lead to an imbalance. 

This imbalance, particularly of the spinal column causes negative neurologic changes which may cause changes in coordination, flexibility, and strength ultimately affecting the performance of your horse. 

The following is a list of symptoms that may indicate the need for chiropractic treatment.   

1. Abnormal and varying posture when standing
2. Discomfort when saddling or riding
3. Evasions such as extending head and neck or hollowing back
4. Wringing tail and pinning ears
5. Refusal or resistance to jumping
6. Development of unusual behavior patterns
7. Sensitivity or pain
8. Stiffness, resistance to move
9. Lameness or lack of coordination in gaits
10. Stiffness when coming out of stall
11. Muscle weakness or atrophy
12. Shortened stride in one or two limbs
13. Inability to engage rear quarters
14. Inability to lengthen top line
15. Improper frame, conformation or parking out
16. Difficulty flexing at the poll
17. On line or pulling on one rein
18. Rider cannot sit centered on horse
19. Not using the back in movement (leg movers)

Imbalance in the spine causes problems in the nerves that supply other cells such as those of the skin, glands, and blood vessels. Some of the symptoms that result may be:
1. unusual body or tail rubbing
2. increased sensitivity to heat or cold
3. asymmetrical sweating or lack of sweating
4. difficulty eating, head pressing, etc...

This is a brief video of Dr. Hal adjusting Joe the horse. He has adjusted Joe a number of times for a chronic instability in the pelvis and low back.  Joe does much better after getting treatments. For the purpose of keeping this video short, Dr. Hal did not perform specific muscle therapy, stretching, or extremity adjusting as he does with every treatment. 

 Dr. Hal with "Claymore" a 5-year-old 17+ hand Shire.  No horse is too large to be adjusted!

Dr. Hal adjusting Claymore's neck.

Dr. Hal and a happily adjusted Claymore!

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