Where Does My Horse Hurt - The Book

 

Where Does My Horse Hurt?

A Hands-On Guide to Evaluating Pain and Dysfunction Using Chiropractic Methods

  Hardcover, concealed-wiro binding allows your book copy to lay completely flat for usability

➤  'Comprehensive Complaints List' & step-by-step, easy to follow directions

➤  Colored anatomy illustrations showing the skeletal bones within a live horse diagram...so you can easily find anatomic locations on your horse

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Keep your horse pain-free and performing his best!

Introducing 27 simple body checkups you can do on your horse—

Where Does My Horse Hurt? is a do-it-yourself method for determining when and where your horse hurts. With this easy-to-follow book, conveniently spiral-bound so you can lay it open on your tack trunk and follow the instructions as you work on your horse, you will:

• Become familiar with your horse's normal range of movement so you can prevent minor issues from becoming major.

• Stay in tune with areas of temporary or chronic discomfort so you can offer relief as needed.

• Solve "mystery" or "phantom" lamenesses that come and go seemingly without reason.

• Save thousands of dollars by avoiding expensive diagnostics that rarely get you answers.

• Learn how to discuss potential problem areas with farriers, veterinarians, and bodyworkers.

• Keep your horse actively and happily "in work" for more months of the year, and more years of his life.



Common "complaints" that can have chiropractic causes:

Atlas, recurrent subluxations of, Back, “cold-backed”, Back, muscles sore, Back, muscles tight, Bit, avoids contact with, Body, reluctance to bend, one or both directions, Body, stiff, may warm up to perform acceptably, Breath, shortness of, Brushing, hypersensitive to, Bucking/Crow-hopping/Kicking out, wants to, especially when ridden, Cantering/Loping, difficulty picking up, maintaining, or changing (see also Leads), Chewing food, difficulty on one or both sides of the mouth, Circles only, short-stride in front, one direction or both, Collection, difficulty with, Dental problems, history of, Direction, obviously prefers on over the other, Downhill, reluctant to go, Ears, ear-shy, Ewe-neck, has, Facial Expression, often indicates “I have a headache. Don’t bother me.”, Farrier, difficulty holding up front feet for, Farrier, difficulty holding up hind feet for, Fetlock, decreased flexion, Focus and Concentrate, inability to, Foot, “clubby”, Foot, “high heel – low heel” syndrome, Foot, “tender-footed”, especially if no obvious conformational cause, Foot, hoof wall medial-lateral imbalance, Foot, landing toe first, Foot, tendency to grow excess heel, Front end, lack of extension, Front end, reluctance to stretch legs, Gait transitions, difficulty with, Haltering/Bridling, uncomfortable with, Head, head-shy, Hind End, difficulty with tracking up straight, Hind end, uneven takeoff when jumping, Hocks, sore or other problems, Impulsion, difficulty with, Interfering, front end, Jumping, reluctance to, Knee, “bobbing” or “buckling over”, Knee, decreased flexion, Lameness, “phantom”, front end (see also strides, short in front), Lameness, “phantom”, hind end, Lateral work, difficulty with front end, Lateral work, difficulty with hind end, Leads, counter-canters or cross-canters behind, Leads, swaps out behind, Leads, difficulty picking up, maintaining, or changing, Leads, has an obvious favorite, Leg, “hits the ground heavy”, Lumbar hump, has, Lumbar, recurrent subluxations, Mouth, inability to open wide, Mouth, reluctance to chew on both sides, Mouth, reluctance to open for bit, Neck, difficulty bending, Neck, stiff, Nose, tips to one side, Poll, difficulty flexing, Poll, tight muscles around, Reins, braces on, especially one sided, Ribs, recurrent subluxations of, Rider, feels like “horse stepped in a hole”, Rider, feels like hind end “dropped out from underneath” ,Rolling, excessive, Saddle, difficulties with fit, Saddle, rider feels crooked in, Saddle, slips to one side, Saddle, uncomfortable with girth or cinch tightening, Saddle, uncomfortable with saddle placement, Shoulder area, muscles sore, Shoulder Blade, decreased range of motion, Shoulder Blade, high on one side, Shoulder, anything weird with, Shoulder, decreased range of motion, Shoulder, difficult to stretch, Shoulder, tightness in movement, Spooky, frequently, Standing, consistently resting one hind leg (either the same leg or alternating), Standing, one hind leg turns out to side, Standing, reluctance to stand still, especially when being mounted, Standoffish/Non-affectionate, frequently, Stiff, front end, Stiff, hind end, Stifle, sore or other problems, Stirrups, rider feels one is short, but they’re even, Stocking up, in hind end, Strides, “off” in front, one foot or both, Strides, “off” in rear, one foot or both, Strides, short in front, one foot or both, Strides, short in rear, one foot or both, Tail, clamping, Tail, held to one side, either moving or at rest, Topline muscles, difficulty developing, Topline muscles, difficulty using, Tripping, regularly trips in front end, one foot or both, Tripping, regularly trips in hind end, one foot or both, Trot, prefers to over other gaits, Turns only, short-strided in front, one direction or both (see also strides), Turns, difficulty with (see also body bending), Turns, drops shoulder, one direction or both, Turns, goes wide, one direction or both, Turns, holds shoulder out, Turns, trips frequently, Work, “long & low” difficulty, Work, inability to (“exercise intolerance”)

These are all symptoms or behaviors that horse owners face. Each “complaint” in the book is fully addressed with probable causes, plans of attack, and easy-to-follow solutions.

Most of these complaints you will never find in a veterinary textbook.   So veterinarians often don’t know what to do with these problems.   Yet horse owners still need to know what to do.  If you see your horse’s problem on this list, the Where Does My Horse Hurt? book will definitely help you.

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