Raven, Stacie (Missouri Fox Trotter)
Raven is a 15 yr old Missouri Fox Trotter mare that had been used for a pack and mountain riding horse. She was left unfed and came in for rehabilitation. She was having a hard time putting on weight and was having issues being able to canter without tripping and clicking. After chiropractic and addressing her cervical and sacral subluxations she made an immediate turn around. In 3 weeks she made a miraculous improvement. She is now solid in all 4 gaits and eating 1/2 the amount and holding her weight. She is no longer jumpy and is more tolerant of the horses around her. I was concerned she might not be placeable but now have full confidence she will make a healthy sound horse for someone. Thank you for giving her a second chance!!!
Descaro (“J.J.”), Barbara D. (Lusitano)
J.J. couldn’t bend his neck easily to the right, and his trainer noticed sore neck muscles. His equine massage therapist also found muscle spasms in his back. We suspected poor saddle fit and purchased a new saddle.
His response to chiropractic treatment was good—with chiropractic treatment as well as massage and a new saddle he is moving more comfortably. I would most definitely recommend chiropractic care to other horse owners.
Jessie is an athletic sport horse that never turns down a 5 mile gallop or a line of complex jumps. Jessie loves her job eventing, trail riding or foxhunting.
Because she is stoic it is difficult to tell when she may be experiencing discomfort. As a proactive measure, I work with Dr. Mueller to provide regular equine chiropractic adjustments to keep Jess performing her best every day.
Dr. Mueller also is able to provide sage advice since she is not only an Animal Chiropractor, but a Veterinarian and former equestrian competitor.
Guinness has always been flinchy when girthing. Historically he has hated to have his blanket put on and saddling and tightening the girth have made him upset. Since Dr. Mueller has been adjusting his sternum regularly we have noticed that he tolerates these activities better. Guinness also came to us with an inexplicable, intermittent favoring of his right front leg. After thorough veterinary examinations we still didn't have a clear picture of why he sometimes favored that leg. Since his chirporactic adjustments he has been consistently more sound and more willing to maintain a gait or a direction. Additionally, Guinness' sacroiliac joint was always higher on one side than the other. As a result he was also significantly more stiff one direction than the other. Since Dr. Mueller's been working on his pelvis his "rump hump" has not only diminished but he's a lot more comfortable moving in his formerly more stiff direction.
With continued care from Dr. Mueller we look forward to a long and successfull eventing career with our goofy gelding!
Pikante, Karen Mueller (Oldenberg)
Having raised and trained my own horse Pikante from a colt, I know that he never had any serious traumas and was always saddled gently and his girth tightened slowly and carefully. Surprisingly, he developed a strong reaction to being girthed, tossing his head and whipping it around, sidestepping, and nipping at me.
Having recently learned about adjusting the sternum and ribs, I did a chiropractic examination and found that his sternum was moderately displaced to the left. I adjusted his sternum and the results were astonishing—he absolutely stopped his reactive behavior to having the girth put on and tightened! I am convinced that a subluxated sternum was causing his adverse reaction and evident pain upon being girthed, as it completely resolved with one treatment. I almost couldn’t believe it—it was remarkable! Now when I adjust Pikante, like any horse, I always check his sternum and ribs and adjust them as necessary, and if I hear that a horse is reactive to the girth I always suggest chiropractic evaluation and adjustments—it’s a great way to see if simple treatments can help a horse be much more comfortable and pain-free.
I knew Dante's back was out and knew chiropractic would help him move better and come through in his gaits better. He worked so well after his adjustment it was incredible! Massage also seems much more effective with him now that his back has been adjusted.