Complementary Therapies

Which complementary therapies have you integrated into your horse's care?

Chiropractic adjustments or massage therapy
Herbal therapy
Other, or a combination of those listed

Total votes cast: 503

Comments & Write-in Answers

thanks to herbal therapy my horse can now go through a summer without fighting summer allergies.

7/14/2013 6:40:17 PM

Acupuncture and adjustments due wonders for certain horses. Well worth the time and money to keep yo

7/14/2013 10:23:06 AM

Used chiropractor once after horse fell on ice

7/12/2013 10:22:55 PM

magnetic, back on track products, pain point therapy, massage, chiropractic

7/12/2013 10:00:48 PM

Also Chiro and massage

7/12/2013 1:15:29 PM

Herbal to calm a hyper horse. Didn't work.

7/12/2013 11:27:02 AM

I've used acupuncture, chiro and herbs in addition to allopathic medicine.

7/12/2013 7:25:47 AM

All of the above.

7/12/2013 1:24:52 AM

I am a veterinary acupuncturist and deep muscle practitioner and my horses are attended to daily

7/11/2013 9:57:52 PM

all of the above

7/11/2013 8:15:30 PM

All three when I was a new horse owner and fell for everything my trainer told me.

7/11/2013 7:30:53 PM

Lacking availability of acupuncture & herbal therapy nearby

7/11/2013 6:19:41 PM

I see an incredibledifference in myhorses after chiropractic...

7/11/2013 3:14:19 PM

I also incorporate acupuncture, herbal and red light as necessary.

7/11/2013 12:44:58 PM


7/11/2013 11:46:29 AM

The first three plus traditional vet care

7/11/2013 9:18:08 AM

Chiropractic by a qualified vet, herbs to help a moody mare (didn't help)

7/11/2013 9:01:02 AM


7/11/2013 4:20:40 AM

all of the above, at one time or another

7/10/2013 7:39:43 PM

Acupuncture, chiropractic, laser, homeopathy

7/10/2013 5:49:46 PM

Use herbs on daily basis; have 33 yo to prove it works!

7/10/2013 5:16:03 PM

Also use some aromatherapy prior to adjustments, works great!

7/10/2013 1:04:52 PM

Also give my headshaker Cyproheptadine-it's been a miracle for her!

7/10/2013 12:59:20 PM

Use a holistic approach integrating all complementary therapies helpful

7/10/2013 12:04:59 PM

In conjunction with thermal imaging to assess recovery before & after treatment.

7/10/2013 11:25:40 AM

Amazing Herbal Flower Ointment for abcesses, Chiropractic for neck and back and Reiki, also

7/10/2013 11:08:39 AM

Acupressure- (acupuncture w/o needles) and aromatherapy

7/10/2013 10:02:05 AM

Chiropractic thereapy works!!

7/10/2013 8:27:52 AM

I have used all of them as well as homeopathy

7/10/2013 8:06:21 AM

I've used all three with great success.

7/10/2013 7:54:34 AM

None now, although chiropractic was very helpful for one of my now-retired mares

7/10/2013 7:19:03 AM

Hydrotherapy, stretching, warm up and happiness as well as rest.

7/9/2013 11:21:19 PM

We have added microcurrent and therapeutic ultrasound

7/9/2013 10:36:42 PM

Acupuncture works - I've used it on a dog and a cat = great results.

7/9/2013 10:23:29 PM

I have had the best luck with the "Masterson Method" body work, my horses just drool!

7/9/2013 9:17:27 PM

Have also used Bach's Rescue Remedy for a colicky, anxious horse during a bad thunderstorm

7/9/2013 9:15:16 PM

and Reiki

7/9/2013 8:48:55 PM

never had a problem that Dr. Green ( pasture) couldn't cure

7/9/2013 8:18:18 PM

acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic, herbal and homeopathic

7/9/2013 7:28:55 PM

My horse has awful confirmation on his front legs and they tend to get sore so stretches and massage

7/9/2013 7:20:26 PM

My horse was diagnosid with EPM by testing acupuncture sites with pressure not needles being inser

7/9/2013 7:16:55 PM

massage is the main one but have tried acupuncture and chiropractic on a couple of horses

7/9/2013 6:08:35 PM

Cranio sacral is a great therapy

7/9/2013 5:18:37 PM

Massage and homeopathy

7/9/2013 1:39:56 PM

combination of the ones listed

7/9/2013 12:58:52 PM

Used acupuncture for previous horse w/navicular w/marginal results

7/9/2013 12:58:44 PM

hard to find practioners in my area

7/9/2013 11:56:42 AM

Essential oils

7/9/2013 9:33:48 AM


7/9/2013 9:17:48 AM

equine craniosacral therapy

7/9/2013 8:38:30 AM

I've only used massage therapy.

7/9/2013 8:03:12 AM

Tried chiropractor once, didn't fix problem, but did find things that horses like thru chiropractor.

7/9/2013 7:48:37 AM

I have an osteopath check my horse regularly.

7/9/2013 7:09:01 AM

Myofascial release made a huge difference in my gelding!

7/9/2013 12:32:12 AM

different tratments for different horses but most frequently sports massage therapy.

7/9/2013 12:11:23 AM