Training History

In assessing your horse, revisiting your horse’s training and history helps ascertain where problems may exist. The following issues are reviewed with each consultation

  • Type of work
  • Past injuries
  • Bending Problems
  • Lead Preferences
  • Degenerative Changes
  • Veterinarian and trainer’s Input
  • Shoeing issues
  • Past Therapies

Chiropractic Care

Dr. Katz will perform a comprehensive chiropractic evaluation which will include gait and postural analysis, motion and static palpation, as well as a saddle evaluation.

Dr. Katz looks for proper and improper muscling, correct muscle tone and how this affects the horses posture and movement. Motion and static palpation will help to reveal any loss of range of motion in the spine and extremities. This will help expose underlying skeletal distortion such as misalignments or subluxations. Chiropractic manipulation or an adjustment is directed to correct these subluxations.   

Biomechanical Problem Solving

Just as with humans, spinal distortion is a complex puzzle that is often solved through biomechanical analysis. Dr. Katz is highly trained in this analysis and will help riders understand the problem and how to best tailor their horses work program. He will monitor and design work patterns to best suit the horse’s physical limitations and needs. Chiropractic care can be an integral part of your horse’s well being and health care, and will help them perform to the best of their ability. Dr. Katz will work with your veterinarian to get the best results for your horse. Remember, chiropractic care is not intended to replace traditional veterinary medicine. If your horse is sick, lame or injured, contact your veterinarian.