Poll

Aches & Pains

What do you use when your horse is sore from training, competing, traveling, etc.?
(Select all that apply)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products (Bute, Banamine, etc.)
38%
360
Chiropractics
14%
130
Joint medications
15%
138
Hydrotherapy
12%
113
Other (please specify)
21%
201

Total votes cast: 942

Comments & Write-in Answers

DMSO - I've used it for about 50 yrs. on man & beast.

6/28/2010 9:25:34 PM

Massage and a homemade liniment

6/28/2010 7:09:14 PM

Herbal anti-inflammatories immediately and massage after 72 hours.

6/28/2010 5:11:36 PM

accupuncture

6/28/2010 4:39:44 PM

rest, liniment, hand walking

6/28/2010 3:43:31 PM

Hydrotherapy here is hosing down with a variety of spray patterns and good water pressure.

6/28/2010 3:19:07 PM

rest out in the pasture

6/28/2010 3:17:43 PM

liniments,leg wraps etc

6/28/2010 3:11:38 PM

acupuncture and rest too

6/28/2010 2:11:10 PM

Sore-No-More, massage, laser therapy, turnout to keep sore muscles moving

6/28/2010 2:06:33 PM

I sponge my horse with a wash made of water and Absorbine Liniment. Smells good too.

6/28/2010 1:18:41 PM

James Hart Solutions

6/28/2010 10:58:59 AM

rest and relaxation

6/28/2010 1:10:18 AM

poultice

6/27/2010 3:02:44 PM

I'm a harness horse trainer and I found that the absolute best product out there is Repair, from Sma

6/27/2010 2:36:00 PM

massage, TTouch

6/27/2010 12:58:56 PM

time off turn out 24/7

6/27/2010 9:58:31 AM

Massage Therapy

6/27/2010 8:26:28 AM

magnetic therapy

6/27/2010 2:49:08 AM

B-L solution and absorbine liniment

6/27/2010 12:13:57 AM

Massage

6/26/2010 5:16:55 PM

Rest!

6/26/2010 12:23:48 PM

rest

6/26/2010 11:52:58 AM

Been known to give a partial dose of bute and call my equine chiro

6/26/2010 11:17:55 AM

massage

6/26/2010 12:29:04 AM

Gentle massage with water, joint meds, & if really ouchy-BUTE!

6/25/2010 10:23:07 PM

If it's not much improved in a day or so I call the vet.

6/25/2010 8:03:34 PM

turn out

6/25/2010 2:46:39 PM

gentle turnout in control pasture for a few days of rest, lots of straw stall bedding at night.

6/25/2010 11:11:27 AM

turn out and hydrotherapy

6/25/2010 9:32:54 AM

REST & MASSAGE. Liniment.

6/25/2010 1:03:57 AM

Rest

6/25/2010 1:03:43 AM

Time off! Never underestimate the power of down time.

6/25/2010 12:28:00 AM

acupunture

6/24/2010 10:42:08 PM

Sore-no more! and oral arnica montana

6/24/2010 9:07:18 PM

magnets/accupressure

6/24/2010 8:26:16 PM

Where can we vote for horse slaughter ??

6/24/2010 6:48:35 PM

It depends on what we did. I use massage and packs as well.

6/24/2010 6:29:09 PM

Dmso and poultice

6/24/2010 6:22:45 PM

rest

6/24/2010 4:45:48 PM

linaments, cold water washes, etc.rest x 2-3 days

6/24/2010 4:26:27 PM

massauge

6/24/2010 4:00:51 PM

Reiki

6/24/2010 3:38:57 PM

homeopathy

6/24/2010 3:10:57 PM

days off!

6/24/2010 3:09:19 PM

Massage, and rest.

6/24/2010 3:06:32 PM

Just rest, easy walking. Plus... don't over use my horse this way.

6/24/2010 2:05:06 PM

poltice, Back On Track bandages

6/24/2010 1:43:39 PM

liniment

6/24/2010 11:56:11 AM

acupuncture

6/24/2010 11:06:31 AM

Sore No More, also a natural bute substitute

6/24/2010 9:20:43 AM

Time off is my best therapy...

6/24/2010 7:46:02 AM

a good massage and a light wash with veterinary liniment

6/23/2010 9:08:42 PM

Sore No More, Vetrolin linament

6/23/2010 9:02:27 PM

Rest and pasture turnout works great

6/23/2010 8:34:13 PM

all the above, depending on the horse, age, and history

6/23/2010 7:37:19 PM

body work

6/23/2010 7:18:03 PM

I avoid nsaids for training/competing soreness - prefer massage and chiro if applicable.

6/23/2010 6:38:20 PM

massage and time off

6/23/2010 6:16:43 PM

give them time off

6/23/2010 6:15:30 PM

A thorough rub down with linament, vetrolin is our preferred product. Our horses look forward.

6/23/2010 5:45:31 PM

Massage

6/23/2010 5:28:54 PM

sore no more gel

6/23/2010 5:18:45 PM

Any of the above depending on the specifics

6/23/2010 4:42:28 PM

Trameel gel

6/23/2010 4:26:34 PM

It depends on the source of soreness, but REST also does wonders!

6/23/2010 3:40:32 PM

REST, stretching, and hand walking

6/23/2010 3:32:34 PM

Ultra Violet lights. Ice

6/23/2010 3:18:40 PM

Liniment

6/23/2010 2:21:59 PM

MSM supplement for retired arthritic horse

6/23/2010 1:48:01 PM

vinegar applied to the area

6/23/2010 1:32:15 PM

I give my horse time off to recover

6/23/2010 1:21:02 PM

gentle massage

6/23/2010 12:44:44 PM

If my horse is very uncomfortable I'll give him Bute, otherwise I'll give him a day off to rest.

6/23/2010 12:24:14 PM

I have found acupuncture to be helpful for two older horses.

6/23/2010 12:09:47 PM

depending on where they are sore, sometimes use liniments or braces

6/23/2010 12:09:18 PM

Massage therapy

6/23/2010 11:44:03 AM

Biofeedback elector-therapy, massage, Pranic Healing, Sore No More,

6/23/2010 11:15:27 AM

Liniment rubs; Brace washes; I use Bute sparingly.

6/23/2010 11:08:20 AM

Light therapy / bioscan / TTouch

6/23/2010 11:00:02 AM

ice boots

6/23/2010 10:53:33 AM

Rest and re-evaluate training program. Pushing the horse to soreness is irresponsible.

6/23/2010 10:09:42 AM

rest!

6/23/2010 9:50:11 AM

Massage

6/23/2010 9:16:20 AM

asprin

6/23/2010 9:00:32 AM

It's chiropractic - not chiropractics

6/23/2010 8:52:11 AM

Rest usually works best!

6/23/2010 8:48:01 AM

vetrolin

6/23/2010 8:47:14 AM

massage

6/23/2010 6:57:57 AM

magnet therapy and blue emu with msm

6/23/2010 6:00:19 AM

Massage, then a spray with Vetrolin.

6/23/2010 2:15:51 AM

Rub down with a little liniment, and a lot of elbow grease, giving the horse a complete massage.

6/23/2010 1:36:43 AM

Rest

6/23/2010 1:22:15 AM

massage

6/23/2010 1:14:53 AM

massage, pulsed Electromagnetic therapy blanket, homeopathy, rest

6/23/2010 1:13:08 AM

physiotherapy, magnetic back pad

6/23/2010 1:02:35 AM

limament treatment

6/22/2010 11:37:36 PM

Besides bute, I also have a laser that I use

6/22/2010 11:30:13 PM

liniment rub down

6/22/2010 11:09:02 PM

Orthobionomy and acupuncture

6/22/2010 11:07:17 PM

massage

6/22/2010 11:05:27 PM

Equine sports massage/laser therapy

6/22/2010 10:54:23 PM

analgesic gels

6/22/2010 10:44:57 PM

After a hard workout, I will put Liniment on the main muscles and all joints. Or DMSO.

6/22/2010 10:38:08 PM

Also do TTouch work

6/22/2010 10:32:27 PM

Rub down with absorbine

6/22/2010 10:31:31 PM

Rub Down Liniment

6/22/2010 10:16:59 PM

Turn out to play. Give some time off.

6/22/2010 10:14:08 PM

massage & stretching

6/22/2010 10:12:21 PM

pasture time

6/22/2010 9:45:23 PM

cold hosing; ice, if needed and liniment; bute last choice

6/22/2010 9:32:47 PM

Rest

6/22/2010 9:32:38 PM

Herbs - devils claw & chamomile

6/22/2010 9:09:50 PM

stretching and linament

6/22/2010 8:59:22 PM

stretching, rest, massage

6/22/2010 8:51:51 PM

Massage first, good liniment washes,

6/22/2010 8:51:48 PM

massage

6/22/2010 8:51:22 PM

Massage with liniment

6/22/2010 8:37:13 PM

Bute as necessary, but mostly rest & stretching

6/22/2010 8:21:33 PM

massage

6/22/2010 8:21:07 PM

my horse loves to be massaged!!!

6/22/2010 8:05:35 PM

stretching, massage and arnica (for myself as well)

6/22/2010 7:34:29 PM

gemtle massage and perhaps rest

6/22/2010 7:10:32 PM

Massage therapy

6/22/2010 7:08:12 PM

Depends on the injury but rest is always a good thing

6/22/2010 7:01:40 PM

ice, massage, stretching, hacking

6/22/2010 7:00:00 PM

Rub down with Vitrolin/Absorbine after works

6/22/2010 6:48:15 PM

I use everything for Ace-bute when needed, massage, chiro, Aquastride, acupuncture

6/22/2010 6:29:46 PM

Reiki, Shamanic healing and herbs

6/22/2010 6:14:08 PM

liniment and poultice, stretching

6/22/2010 5:58:40 PM

Rest

6/22/2010 5:57:00 PM

He hasn't been sore, just needs rest.

6/22/2010 5:55:22 PM

myotherapy

6/22/2010 5:49:17 PM

linements

6/22/2010 5:44:41 PM

initially if that does not work call the vet

6/22/2010 5:41:47 PM

rest time

6/22/2010 5:41:07 PM

arnica

6/22/2010 5:39:34 PM

linaments and massage

6/22/2010 5:37:34 PM

linimints and braces

6/22/2010 5:35:44 PM

rest and reintroduce exercise gradually

6/22/2010 5:23:35 PM

Tincture of Time is still the best

6/22/2010 5:20:11 PM

TIME OFF, VARY TYPE TRAINING.

6/22/2010 5:15:40 PM

rest

6/22/2010 5:09:49 PM

cool bath right after work and warm bath next day linament as indicated usually upper legs and back

6/22/2010 5:02:17 PM

acupunture

6/22/2010 4:57:27 PM

Massage in conjunction with hydrotherapy, and Sore No More liniment.

6/22/2010 4:54:47 PM

massage or acupunture

6/22/2010 4:53:33 PM

Gently hand lead for a walk of about 1/2 hr. Eases the joints or cold hose to legs reduces swellings

6/22/2010 4:45:37 PM

rest

6/22/2010 4:37:28 PM

accupuncture

6/22/2010 4:28:37 PM

I only trail ride and my horses don't usually get sore

6/22/2010 4:20:51 PM

brace washes and liniment

6/22/2010 4:18:28 PM

Absorbine liniment

6/22/2010 4:10:45 PM

Bute...before and after an event

6/22/2010 4:06:31 PM

What ever it takes to make him comfortable

6/22/2010 4:04:37 PM

equine body work

6/22/2010 4:04:26 PM

Also stretching exercises, very effective

6/22/2010 4:01:41 PM

I use liniment on joints after longer than normal workouts.

6/22/2010 4:01:25 PM

stretching, magnets, rest, massage

6/22/2010 4:00:01 PM

My horse receives a massage every 4-5 weeks, to relieve soreness and to evaluate her condition.

6/22/2010 3:59:17 PM

I use Echinacea for all inflamatory issues. The dosage varies with the problem, age, and intended us

6/22/2010 3:57:48 PM

massage, brace body wash, Thermaflex

6/22/2010 3:56:00 PM

Massage Therapy/Stretching

6/22/2010 3:52:38 PM

Arnica

6/22/2010 3:48:57 PM

chiro, massage and they are on APF Formula

6/22/2010 3:43:06 PM

Massage therapy

6/22/2010 3:39:20 PM

Magnte blanket, hock and knee therapy

6/22/2010 3:27:44 PM

linament

6/22/2010 3:25:28 PM

apply absorbine

6/22/2010 3:24:12 PM

What is necessary, usually Bute or hydro

6/22/2010 3:24:05 PM

We use ice packs, joint supplements, and Bute when necessary for severe navicular syndrome

6/22/2010 3:21:05 PM

acupuncture treatments and massage

6/22/2010 3:21:00 PM

You must know the difference between soreness and lameness. Hydrotherapy works miracles for sorenes

6/22/2010 3:19:23 PM

MAGNETIC BLANKET

6/22/2010 3:18:55 PM

liniment and take a break!

6/22/2010 3:17:19 PM

rest, turnout, massage, cranio-sacral work

6/22/2010 3:16:21 PM

acupressure

6/22/2010 3:16:17 PM

Rest, leg wraps, full body absorbine massage--my Clydesdales give 100% when competing.

6/22/2010 3:15:06 PM

Rest of course, with bute

6/22/2010 3:13:28 PM

Rest, massage, and turn out

6/22/2010 3:13:04 PM

Massage

6/22/2010 3:09:42 PM

turnout

6/22/2010 3:09:28 PM

ice,linements

6/22/2010 3:08:44 PM

I am a firm believer in equine massage therapy and regularly use it, often as a 1st course of action

6/22/2010 3:08:14 PM

just let the horse relax

6/22/2010 3:06:32 PM

time off

6/22/2010 3:04:11 PM

I have found tea tree oil to be a wonderful reliever for myself so now use it on my horse and works

6/22/2010 3:03:42 PM

Works for me, works for my horses!

6/22/2010 3:02:00 PM

I LOVE MY HORSE CHIROPRACTOR!

6/22/2010 3:00:39 PM

Massage

6/22/2010 2:59:07 PM

rest

6/22/2010 2:58:46 PM

Massage Therapy

6/22/2010 2:58:37 PM

lliniments as well, depending on the soreness

6/22/2010 2:56:48 PM

My horse doesn't get sore - or at least, to a degree I notice.

6/22/2010 2:51:57 PM

I use homepathic oral Arnica, injectable Traumeel, and massage.

6/22/2010 2:51:35 PM

massage therapy

6/22/2010 2:50:36 PM

massage therapy

6/22/2010 2:48:46 PM

rest does a lot of good too.

6/22/2010 2:46:46 PM

massage, rest

6/22/2010 2:42:55 PM

homeopathic and energy healing gal...certified.

6/22/2010 2:38:23 PM

Therapeutic bodywork for soft tissue issues

6/22/2010 2:37:19 PM

If just mildly sore, vetrolin to sooth. Prevacox en lieu of bute.

6/22/2010 2:36:45 PM

Bute, joint meds, and rest

6/22/2010 2:33:17 PM

sore no more

6/22/2010 2:26:11 PM

have never had a sore horse from training or competing just injury in a paddock

6/22/2010 2:24:39 PM

I use Devil's Claw & Yucca

6/22/2010 2:21:30 PM

Turnout so they cn move around and remove lactic acid from muscles

6/22/2010 2:15:34 PM

massage

6/22/2010 1:54:15 PM

massage therapy. My horses love Jen's work!!!

6/22/2010 11:28:07 AM

massage, energy work, matrix energetics, linament bath

6/22/2010 10:44:29 AM

show me scientific studies that support chiro & joint med,

6/22/2010 10:43:41 AM

massage

6/22/2010 10:41:57 AM

Use a Thumper

6/22/2010 10:34:50 AM

might use a combination of options depending on severity and location of soreness.

6/22/2010 8:45:19 AM

thermo gel, rest

6/22/2010 8:36:57 AM

I use Sore No More, massage, time off, and msm

6/22/2010 7:50:05 AM

Been lucky enough to not have this problem

6/22/2010 7:12:14 AM

plus ice if appropriate

6/22/2010 12:27:01 AM