Horses can develop chiropractic restrictions as a result of trauma, such as flipping over or falling down. When there is an obvious cause for the restriction, the symptoms associated with it are often obvious.
But the most common causes of chiropractic restrictions are usually much more subtle and thus their symptoms are more subtle as well! Small things like poorly fitting tack, unbalanced feet and excessive confinement can lead to chiropractic issues. The most common cause of restrictions is repetitive motion, like mounting and dismounting, or practicing the same maneuver over and over.
Some common things we see corrected by adjustments include: