Cash is a trick horse in training with his owner, Kacy. He is learning how to carry her weight and support them both. Trick horses endure lots of pulling on their withers, back and hips. Dr. Christine’s chiropractic and acupuncture treatments help Cash feel pain free and healthy.
Just like human athletes, horses need to be conditioned properly to perform at their peak level. In the beginning of the season, or after a long time not working, horses should be worked lightly and consistently (about 60 days) to build up their muscles, strength, and endurance. During this “legging up”
This article will be the first of two in a series on equine biomechanics and gait analysis. I will first talk about conformation. In order to understand a horse’s biomechanics and assess its motion and gaits, we first must take a horse’s conformation (body structure) into consideration. To evaluate a
Shedding light on equine endeavors Seminar provides a variety of details on keeing your horses healthy. BY WENDY PAULY FOR THE TELEGRAPH HERALD Photo by: Wendy Pauly for the TH Christine Woodford, DVM, gives the audience tips for good horse performance last week. Woodford was the keynote speaker at a
In recent years the use of alternative therapies in equine medicine has almost doubled. Therapeutic options such as Acupuncture and chiropractic performed by properly trained individuals can complement the treatment protocol and aid in the getting the horse back to optimal health and performance. The majority of lameness issues that