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  1. #1
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    Default Chiropractic Query

    My barn is having our chiropractor out next week and as it turns out the chiropractor is coming on the same day that my farrier will be there. I've heard varying arguments on the topic but is it better to get the new shoes put on before he sees the chiropractor or should my guy have the chiropractic done first?

    And WHY? LOL



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    I don't think it matters. Unless your farrier is planning on shoeing your horse at his shoulder height, LOL. Resetting shoes doesn't have any affect on chiropractic works -- I'd say if it is, "you doin it wrong."



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    Not worth worrying about, IMO.
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    I would shoe first, but only because my farrier is very picky about balance etc, so he feels that the horse should be adjusted after their feet are in alignment.

    This only applies the first few times he does the horse.



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    The shoe first, chiro second method is what I've heard a lot of people go by, but thanks for everyone's input. When I got my guy almost a year ago, he had a very "stuck" right shoulder, and his SI on the same side was tilted back, which - as he developed more muscle - was preventing him from fully "swinging" underneath himself. Considering the effort that has gone in to really get him structurally perfect (those two things are about the ONLY issues he has, in terms of his bio-mechanics) I wondered if there was anything I could do to further help that - and if that meant having the farrier shoe after the chiro has sorted him out, then that's what I do (especially since the dates are just so serendipitous!)

    However, it definitely sounds like I should be good either way, so thank you all again!



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    I'd shoe first, but I'm not sure if it matters.



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