My farrier was out yesterday, and he said "something looks NQR" on my horse. He got behind him, and ran his hands down either side of his spine, down his rump - and my gelding really sunk his butt under.
While he was trimming his back feet, he kept pulling his feet back, and he NEVER has once taken a foot back.
I would like to have a chiro come out but I don't know any. Can you recommend anyone and let me know rates? I don't have a problem paying but I'd like to know what I'm getting into, as Im sure they're like human chiros and once is not enough!
Im sure they're like human chiros and once is not enough!
Actually, often times one adjustment will do it if you use a good chiropractor that does muscle work and acupuncture, just depends what's wrong. I think it's important to find someone who takes their time and doesn't to the wham-bam-slam adjustments like so many do. If you call to make an appointment, ask them how long it will take, if they say they can adjust the entire horse in 15-20 minutes, call someone else. Also, try to use a DVM, not a human chiro.
John O'Mohony is excellent. He does acupuncture, massage, and adjustments. My horse was cast in his stall once and threw his neck out--I found him the next morning looking like he had something neurologically wrong with him. Once I got the diagnosis, I had John come out and adjust him, and he was back to normal after that. John is honest, too, and will tell you when you need him and when you don't need him. He told me I won't need him out again for this horses (unless, of course, he throws his neck out again).
Not sure where in NEPA, but Dr. Kristen Edwards is my absolute favorite, and I have used a few. She is a vet, chiro and does acupuncture as well. Super nice, great with the horses, highly recommend!! She is out of Dallas, PA.
ETA - I believe her rates are $100 for procedure and a $25-$35 trip fee.
Last edited by Personal Champ; Jun. 10, 2011 at 01:44 PM.