Does Your Horse Need Chiropractic Care?

Yes, horses need chiropractic care!
Body adjustments are essential.

 Therefore not having chiropractic care done on your horse can result in physical and mental issues.

Your horse’s attitude toward you can be an issue due to pain and displacement of the body.
There are times when the issue gets ignored or overlooked because the owner doesn’t think about having chiropractic care done on their horse.

does your horse need chiropractic care?

When their horse is not cooperating half the time, the owner doesn’t watch his horse and check his body for soreness. As the issues progress, so do the attitude from their horse. 

Then guess what happens? The owner starts getting aggressive with their horse and causes even more problems. The results are the horse gets put up for sale and labeling the horse as dangerous. I don’t want you to sell your horse if all he needs is his hip or another part of his body given an adjustment.

Why Does My Horse Have A Nasty Attitude Towards Me?

If your horse has a nasty change in his attitude with you, please rule out every possibility that can be causing issues for your horse. First, check your riding equipment and make sure all fit ok. Many times, a horse that is irritated or resistant to you when you ask something from him maybe because he is in pain. Have your vet examine your horse to rule out any physical issues, then go from there.

Horses can pull a muscle out by merely riding him.
When horses play with others, they can be a little aggressive. (they might trip and fall or twist the wrong way)does your horse need chiropractic care?

Just leading your horse out to pasture.

Horses hip and leg bones can pop out of place only by
not properly exercising before, riding, or working.
Depending on the weather, where you live or how much time you have to spend exercising your horse determines how much your horse stays in shape.

Think About It, How Would You Feel?

Let’s say you live where you have ice and snow (like me) in the winter and no barn to ride inside.
Your horses lack in exercise for months, excepts walking in their pasture during the day and standing in their stall at night. If there is a snowstorm, then may be stalled 24/7 for a couple of days. Their muscles stiff.

Then finally, spring gets here. Your horse feels better and has lots of energy. You’re excited to be able to ride again, so you get your horse out of the barn. But you don’t take the time to warm your horse up and exercise to stretch the muscles. (everyone is guilty of this at one time or another).

After the long, but fun workday, you put your horse back in the pasture. The next day, when you get him out again, he’s sore and cranky and doesn’t want to listen to you.

 Then you jerk on him (causing more issues), all because you didn’t take the time to warm him up properly.does your horse need chiropractic care? Now, put yourself in your horse’s position and ask yourself, if I had been the one out there yesterday working instead of my horse after sitting all winter,
How would I feel today?.

Probably sore and aching muscles and thinking, I need an adjustment. Right? I know I would!

Your horse is NO different than you.
Your horse gets tired and sore just as we do, so at the end of the day, you should give your horse the love and attention he deserves and has chiropractic care done on your horse if needed.

Brushing your horse down will help him relax, ease his tension, and circulate his blood flow — kind of like getting a message.

Always discuss your thoughts and issues with to your vet about your horse before taking advice from other people.
Your vet may know a good horse chiropractor that they can recommend to you or research and contact a chiropractor of your choice.  This article is for informational purposes only. I am NOT a vet, and this is NOT LEGAL advice.

You can also check out my page on Western Saddle Fitting Issues, which can also play a part in your horse’s attitude.

Cinny with her boy

Cinny with her boy

Hopefully,  you now have an understanding of how horse chiropractic care plays a role in horse health and care.


I Wish You All The Best With Your Horse.     Michelle
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12 thoughts on “Does Your Horse Need Chiropractic Care?

  • Leon

    Your site is very impressive.I can see you have work a lot to accomplish it. Keep up the good work

  • Michelle Post author


    Thank You so much for the very nice comment. I a sorry it’s taken me so long to respond back to you.
    I was unable to be on my sites for a while. Now I have to get busy and get it caught up. Again thank you.

  • jen

    Hi Cinny , I really enjoyed your website. Not being to fsmiliar with horses myself I found it a very easy read and informative from behaviors to nutrition. The only 2 things i could comment are , the font is kind of small and every time I switched pages the Horsetrak( i think that was it) banner came up. ind of got me off track . Otherwise very clean and easy on the eyes.

  • Michelle Post author

    Hi Jen

    Thank you for commenting on my site. And thank you for the tips i will fix it. I like it when someone helps me on what needs fixed. All the best to you.


  • Tamara

    Hello Michelle,

    I feel almost stupid for not ever considering a horse could need an adjustment for sore muscles! I’m over here thinkning “DUH!” 

    This is an insightful topic. You bring such a sense of kindness and compassion, as you liken a horse’s issues and need for care to a person’s. 

    Although I am not a horse owner, I greatly appreciate your information. I own/breed Great Danes. Because of their size, hips can be a problem. Our pets depend on us to provide not only food, shelter, grooming, but to also consider their mental and physical needs. And they certainly DO show signs of strain, pain, discomfort, displeasure; behaviors are the way they communicate feelings/needs with us. Your passion for horses shows–I love the photos of Cinny! Your website is BEAUTIFUL!

    I look forward to reading more about your experiences in raising/caring for horses!

    Is it difficult to find an animal chiropractor? Do they specialize (e.g. farm animals, domestic pets, etc.) or??? In other words, I’m not sure how to go about finding a chiropractor for my dogs. 


  • Fahim Shahriar

    Thank you for your article about Chiropractic Care. It is really an important article for those who own horse. I don’t have a horse but yes, I do know horse may get tired and sore just like us and other animals. We should love our horse and show compassion towards them. Thank you for your information about this. It is a nice article. 

  • Sue

    Hi Michelle, and thank you for writing such an interesting and informative article. I had no idea that horses could need chiropractic care! I have always loved horses and always wanted to own one but life circumstances never worked out that way. However, I can totally see your point about a horse having muscle and bone issues (just as we do), and getting stiff and sore from not exercising (especially in cold winters).

    Is chiropractic care something that your general practitioner large animal vet would recommend on a regular basis? Are there horse chiropractic specialists? Can they teach the ‘horse parent’ how to do the exercises with their animals or is that not recommended? As a horse lover (but not owner), I will be visiting your site in the future! I also read your “About Cinny” page through happy and sad tears. 


  • Michelle Post author

    Hi, No need to feel that way. lol, It’s something that a lot of people don’t think about. Tamara thank you for your kind words. There are not a lot of animals chiropractors, but usually, if you contact your vet they will be able to help you and maybe even do the adjustments their selves. Yes, the animal chiropractor does specialize in that area. We have a one-year-old chocolate lab. It takes a lot to care and breed dos. All the best to you and your Great Danes.

  • Michelle Post author

    Hi Sue, thank you. Yes, our vet does do adjustments. Yes, the chiropractor for horses does specialize in that area. The chiropractor that I had come out and adjust a horse did show us how to adjust her hips because it would take a few times been adjusted before it would stay in place. That was a minor one.

    I don’t know if they would recommend actually doing other adjustments on your own. I don’t think I would want to because I would be afraid of doing more damage than good. lol

    Aww! thank you for reading about Cinny. She was special. I am going to have another article on here soon that will shed more tears. I had to have a baby horse put to sleep. She was supposed to be for my grandkids to raise and train. All the best to you.  Michelle

  • Michelle Post author

    Thank you for reading my article. For sure all animal needs us to show our love and care for them. Michelle