Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Your Horse

Chiropractic care is often used to treat conditions affecting the human musculoskeletal system. However, studies show that chiropractic care can also benefit the health of horses. Horses need exercises to keep them active and improve their well-being. However, your horse's musculoskeletal system must be flexible and in good condition for exercises to be effective. Dr. Marcus Harden and Dr. Brooke Richards at Winner's Circle Equine Veterinary Service in Central Florida help treat injuries, relieve pain, and restore mobility in horses through chiropractic care.

Treating Musculoskeletal Issues

Musculoskeletal issues in horses can exhibit numerous symptoms that our doctor can address. Although horses can experience various symptoms, common signs of musculoskeletal conditions include:

  • Awkward or stooped posture
  • Resistance to jumping
  • Irregular gaits
  • Resisting touch
  • Noticeable discomfort when being saddled or ridden
  • Changes in movement — shorter strides
  • Facial expressions, showing signs of being in pain

If you notice any of these symptoms, our equine chiropractor can spot the root cause of the pain and use treatments to alleviate the condition naturally.

Reduce Stiffness and Tension

Acute or chronic joint and muscle tension hampers your horse's mobility. If your horse can't move well, this hampers its performance and comfort. Besides, if you continue riding your horse with unresolved muscle tension, this could lead to other health complications.  

Improved Overall Performance

Our chiropractic care isn't only helpful when a health-related issue is occurring. Our treatment can also improve your horse's overall athletic performance. Chiropractic care corrects misalignments, leading to an improved posture that boosts health and mobility.

Maintaining Good Health in Old Age

As your horse approaches senior age, he or she may start showing signs of pain or discomfort due to the deterioration of the musculoskeletal system. While our equine chiropractor won't entirely stop age-related symptoms, we can reduce the rate of progression.

Natural Treatment

The best part about equine chiropractic care is that it uses drug-free, non-invasive treatments to relieve pain. This makes chiropractic care beneficial for all horses, including those intolerant to medications.

Contact Us for Horse Care from Our Equine Veterinarian in Ocala

Regardless of what caused your pet's condition, our team will provide a thorough assessment and quality chiropractic care for optimal relief. At Winner's Circle Equine Veterinary Service, we are committed to offering horses in and around the Central Florida area the care they need to live long and healthy lives. Contact us today to schedule your horse's next appointment or to learn more about how our chiropractic care can help.