Information and Introduction
Information presented is for educational purposes only and is not intended
to replace professional opinions or recommendations.
Consult your veterinarian for advice about any medical condition or
treatment needed for your horse
But - do you really understand what exactly is being done to
Do you know much about the person you are allowing to "treat"
Do you know what a good chiropractic treatment should look
Do you know how to spot the untrained (and in my opinion
often harmful) so-called "equine chiropractor"?
Equine Chiropractic has become a very popular treatment in the horse world. It seems like almost everyone has
either used one themselves, knows someone who uses one, or wishes they could afford to have it done to their
In this section, I am hoping to help the average horse owner to understand more about equine chiropractic so
that you will be able to make the best decision of how to help your horse.
Unfortunately, there are currently people out there calling themselves equine chiroprators who have little and
sometimes no actual training.
I personally have taken a course in horse chiropractic (actually taken it twice), so I feel that I have the right to
speak out on this topic. I will tell you that even after taking the training twice, I still do not feel that I have the
right to call myself an equine chiropractor. There are too many things that can go wrong during the "High
Velocity Thrust" needed to apply the techniques. If you are not a veterinarian or a trained chiropractor through
the AVCA, you most likely do not really know exactly what you are doing.
I have written an article titled "Equine Chiropractic - Pros, Cons, and Alternatives" that goes into this topic
in great detail. I hope that if you are interested in learning more about equine chiropratic, or considering using
and equine chiropractor that you will take some time to read this article.
After reading the article, you can see some videos that I have found showing different ways that people apply
chiropractic treatment - some good, some not so good. I call it - Equine Chiropractic - The Good, The Bad,
and The Ugly. I hope you take some time to watch these videos so that you can see the difference between a
good adjustment, and a potentially harmful adjustment.