Equine Acupuncture

Have you ever had acupuncture done for your horse? Tell us about your experience!


Total votes cast: 475

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Too expensive

11/20/2017 11:07:12 PM

Very Effective! The treatment relaxed my horse also!

11/20/2017 9:44:29 PM

They acupuncture themselves more'n enough ;-)

11/20/2017 7:54:43 PM

Always done with chiropractic. The combination has been very helpful to my horses.

11/20/2017 7:17:51 PM

I have never needed to.

11/20/2017 6:07:17 PM

It's great

11/20/2017 6:04:09 PM

Red light therapy - non invasive acupuncture - works really well!

11/20/2017 5:45:15 PM

for non sweating issue. It got him sweating again

11/20/2017 5:24:58 PM

Some relief, but massage worked better for that situation.

11/20/2017 4:31:29 PM


11/20/2017 3:17:10 PM

worked great

11/20/2017 3:10:17 PM

I would like to try it, I have not found someone locally.

11/20/2017 1:29:01 PM

Works great on my horses with B-12 injections in the trigger points as well.

11/20/2017 12:52:33 PM

Worked very well

11/20/2017 12:37:43 PM

A friend of mine did the other week wasn't a good experience for the horse and was seemingly

11/20/2017 7:57:32 AM

It helped my horse and results were quite fast.

11/19/2017 9:31:26 PM

I do know of a Vet who has experience in this practice, it is very effective and successful as well.

11/19/2017 5:24:37 PM

For colic and it helped

11/19/2017 4:30:07 PM


11/19/2017 3:14:27 PM

Totally useless

11/19/2017 2:13:34 PM

Used along with other holistic talk. Very expensive if used as frequently as necessary

11/19/2017 10:20:50 AM

Tried years ago for navicular-helped initially, need to be repeated

11/18/2017 10:18:04 PM


11/18/2017 10:38:50 AM

It saved the life of a horse that had stopped sweating. It took about 12 treatments, but he did sta

11/18/2017 1:25:48 AM


11/17/2017 11:12:32 PM


11/17/2017 8:56:37 PM

I'm not sure that I saw any real results

11/17/2017 8:31:46 PM

He had high-centered on a gate and was sore all over. Accupuncture mad a big difference.

11/17/2017 8:24:46 PM

It helped to relax my mare, followed by chiropractic. She then was more flexible in the neck & poll

11/17/2017 7:55:06 PM

Once after she fell on ice resulting in neck and back stiffness. Once to help with arthritis.

11/17/2017 6:11:09 PM

Each time it has been very beneficial, and all of my horses have loved it!

11/17/2017 2:40:48 PM

it was amazing

11/17/2017 12:37:52 PM

It was aweful for my geldin, he pushed those needles out in corkscrew fashion, too invasive for him

11/17/2017 11:23:49 AM

Really helped with back pain. Will have it done again

11/17/2017 10:48:50 AM

It gave great relief during a serious bout of laminitis. I now use it for pain relief with another h

11/17/2017 9:40:22 AM

I haven't yet, but would try it if my vet suggested it.

11/17/2017 9:34:08 AM

I had such positive results with my horses that I now use acupuncture as my first line of health car

11/17/2017 7:23:56 AM

I did for my dog, however. very good experience.

11/17/2017 4:15:23 AM

Loved it!

11/17/2017 4:03:04 AM

I have not seen scientific evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture

11/16/2017 11:20:50 PM

AP kept my horse comfortable until he passed on at 30. I believe in it wholeheartedly.

11/16/2017 10:53:36 PM

It's made an amazing difference in my geldings back. He love it!

11/16/2017 9:36:18 PM

My horse was having navicular pain as well as had hock arthritis pain. She would relax and nap

11/16/2017 9:10:14 PM

Didn’t work. Waste of money.

11/16/2017 6:32:48 PM

After seeing the results of 3 treatments, this is now a regular part of my mare's care.

11/16/2017 4:31:09 PM

But would consider it if need be

11/16/2017 11:39:59 AM

It works! (Horses don't know about the placebo effect, and generally hate needles)

11/16/2017 11:34:16 AM

It has been very help in improving quality of movement.

11/16/2017 10:51:57 AM

Horse loved it and it seemed to help the issue.

11/16/2017 10:38:48 AM

i have not done it

11/16/2017 10:08:54 AM

It has helped greatly for an apparent neurological issue and retirees with long-term tightness/pain

11/16/2017 10:01:55 AM

My horse visibly relaxes and seems very content during the treatments. I believe it has pos effect

11/16/2017 9:24:29 AM

excellent results

11/16/2017 9:06:06 AM

Very rewarding especially to improve mobility in the geriatric horses.

11/16/2017 8:53:49 AM

my horse enjoyed his treatment and I noticed benefits in him after.

11/16/2017 8:03:24 AM

Completely useless

11/16/2017 6:53:10 AM

Not half enough space. But it was effective.

11/16/2017 5:43:20 AM

Saw no difference.

11/16/2017 1:53:41 AM

It's amazing how relaxed it makes them, used it many times.

11/15/2017 11:37:32 PM

Watched it being done once & the horse visibly relaxed

11/15/2017 9:55:44 PM

Yes, it is very beneficial, and we routinely use for multiple horses

11/15/2017 9:39:46 PM

Thought it was hocus pocus until I saw the changes in behavior almost instantly

11/15/2017 8:53:13 PM

Greatly improved my aged OTTBs comfort and mobility afer a long racing career

11/15/2017 8:40:11 PM

Two horses, it seemed to help the one, but the other was nervous about needles already and sensative

11/15/2017 8:19:29 PM

Is great and can seriously help

11/15/2017 7:47:25 PM

It made a noticeable difference in her recovery from serious injury.

11/15/2017 7:09:18 PM

My mare loved it. She had the electro acupuncture always felt better aftetwards

11/15/2017 6:57:28 PM

They love it

11/15/2017 5:12:00 PM

It helped tremendously!

11/15/2017 4:48:51 PM

My horse had acupuncture after he fell on his withers. He had swelling that went down after acupunc

11/15/2017 4:32:17 PM

It is pseudoscience and medical quackery

11/15/2017 4:28:02 PM

My horse nearly murdered the practitioner (a vet) but I think he did benefit some as well!

11/15/2017 3:35:27 PM

No acupuncture, but he has had chiropractic work

11/15/2017 2:13:07 PM

I saw my horse come back to life!! It was a very good experience!!

11/15/2017 1:10:47 PM

The horse stood quietly and seemed better afterward. We were treating internal cold.

11/15/2017 12:09:46 PM

I have a horse recovering from EPM. It has really seemed to relive a lot of tension for him.

11/15/2017 11:41:32 AM

5 yr old paint gelding, accident prone, extremely active and unpredictable under saddle. He had tend

11/15/2017 11:08:16 AM

useless=cause of it was 'stall confinement'

11/15/2017 10:59:39 AM

Longterm rt front foot injury caused muscle atrophy, Acupuncture opened up Nerve pathways to heal

11/15/2017 10:30:48 AM

I decided to have acupuncture on myself after I saw the great results with my horse.

11/15/2017 10:06:01 AM

In combination with chiro, worked perfectly for my horse in this case!

11/15/2017 9:36:02 AM

Once the needles were in, my horse loved it. Totally relaxed him.

11/15/2017 7:55:33 AM

Done in conjunction with other energy therapies so difficult to eveluate specific results.

11/15/2017 1:46:46 AM

Was planning to, but horse died (unrelated issue) before it happened

11/15/2017 12:22:27 AM

good! My vet used some acupuncture to relieve my mares cinchy attitude. Worked for awhile.

11/14/2017 10:38:42 PM

180 turnaround!

11/14/2017 10:02:55 PM

Done in conjunction with chiropractic, with excellent results.

11/14/2017 9:52:29 PM

Worked on a mare that had been bred 2 years without getting pregnant. After 1 treatment it worked

11/14/2017 9:49:42 PM

My horse fell and wouldnt pick up a lead. one treatment fixed this.

11/14/2017 9:23:35 PM

Unbelievably assume and effective

11/14/2017 7:52:21 PM

Horse visibly relaxed during treatment for tight top line muscles. It helped.

11/14/2017 7:17:25 PM

nnnot enough of a difference to pay the bill!

11/14/2017 6:33:48 PM

Had acupuncture done on a tendon injury on my Arab. It helped take down the swelling and h

11/14/2017 5:41:06 PM

Exellent practicioner and the results are amazing. Not so exellent practicioner and it is a waste.

11/14/2017 5:36:03 PM

It's an important therapy when pharmaceuticals can't be used.

11/14/2017 5:08:21 PM

I use acupuncture regularly for problems

11/14/2017 4:37:19 PM

For laminitis. Helped short term, didn't last. Grey mare with insulin resistance and lumps.

11/14/2017 4:09:47 PM

No, but I have had a chiropractor treat them. Very satisfied.

11/14/2017 2:06:04 PM