Chiropractic care is a holistic approach to many of the health and performance problems of the horse.
Chiropractic adjustments have proven to be invaluable in detecting and treating gait abnormalities and other performance-robbing problems in the athletic horse. It has also been shown to alleviate pain in the back and neck of the horse.
There are numerous, common stressful or traumatic situations, such as the birth process, conformation of the horse, training and riding equipment, ability of the rider, shoeing trailers, or direct trauma, that can cause abnormal or restricted movement to occur in the spine.
What signs may indicate my horse needs Chiropractic Care?
- Loss or decrease in level of performance.
- Problems or difficulty executing desired movements.
- Behavioral changes (i.e. refusals, cinchy, bucking).
- Short striding.
- Diagnosed conditions, such as degenerative arthritis.
- Muscle imbalance, spasms, or atrophy.
Gait problems, such as cross-canter, loss of collection, refusal to pick-up lead.
- Injuries resulting from falls, training, or other activities.
- Stressful situations, such as conformation of the horse, various riding and training equipment, performance level and ability of the rider, shoeing.
Meet Dr. Gillian Guin
Crossroads Ranch has its own Equine Chiropractor, Dr. Gillian Guin. Dr. Guin’s practice unites lifelong passions for horsemanship and dynamic wellness, fueled by her human Chiropractic degree from Parker College in Dallas, Texas, along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Anatomy. In addition to her degree, she was post-graduate trained by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in adjusting animals. Her diverse bodywork background allows for a highly individualized approach, to which she brings a natural spirit of enthusiasm, patience, and sensitivity. Dr Guin celebrates collaborative efforts with owners, trainers, veterinarians, farriers, and other alternative equine healthcare professionals to promote optimum comfort and function for the horse.
Equine chiropractic adjustments are $85/session, performed at Crossroads Ranch. Contact Dr. Guin today to get a chiropractic evaluation on your horse, check saddle fit and ensure optimal wellness for the lifetime of your horse. She is available by appointment only.