Let’s Discuss: What Complementary Healing Modalities Do You Use?

Photo by Leslie Wylie. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Eventers will move heaven and earth to keep our horses happy and performing at their best. And many of us have discovered that incorporating complementary/alternative healing modalities into our horse’s regimens goes a long way toward that end.

Acupuncture, massage, chiropractic … my pony Princess, who is basically a princess, gets them all on an as-often-as-my-bank-account allows basis. It’s hard not to be a little envious, as my own soundness regimen is based on an economy-size bottle of ibuprofen and box wine. “You ought to set a table up in here for owners, like they do for couple’s massage,” I told the acupuncturist during our last visit.

This week’s question: What complementary/alternative healing modalities have you found to be most useful for YOUR horses? Discuss amongst yourselves in the comments!

Princess receiving an acupuncture treatment at the University of Tennessee. not pictured: cabana boy standing off to the side fanning her with palm fronds and feeding her grapes. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Princess receiving an acupuncture treatment at the University of Tennessee. Not pictured: cabana boy standing off to the side fanning her with palm fronds and feeding her grapes. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

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