I’d never go to a chiropractor myself, I don’t think (I hem and haw about it) but Eli has had quite a few chiropractic adjustments during the time I have owned him. He hasn’t had one recently, though. BUT, considering his face-plant a few weeks ago, I thought now would be a good time to get back to scheduling regular chiropractic adjustments for Eli.
The barn owner has regularly worked with Dr. Jack for her client’s horses, and I have been familiar with his name for years, but had not enlisted his services yet. I got Eli on his schedule for yesterday and met up with him at the barn.
I explained Eli is my pet shark, and he has been adjusted before, just not recently. I also said I had concerns about his neck and poll considering our fall. Dr. Jack did not seem to mind Eli snapping at the air off and on, and he knew Eli wasn’t snapping at him so much as the changes in pressure going on. Eli had a rib out, and a spot in his neck that needed a little work. Dr. Jack also advised more collection and hill work (OKAY I GET IT, SUE ME FOR BACKING OFF WORK IN THE SUMMER BUT IT IS HOT HERE) for Eli, and we are already headed down that road so we’ll just keep going on it.
At one point, Dr. Jack joked that I need to tell the barn owner to get smaller horses. I replied that they don’t come smaller for the jobs they do and Dr. Jack said “I work on everything.” I thought he meant horses in different disciplines. Well … no. He works on everything: horses, pigs, cows, sheep, guinea pigs, cats, dogs … GUINEA PIGS? I guess if a guinea pig kicks you, it’s not so bad? Really. He actually said guinea pigs. And I am not entirely sure if that was a joke.
Eli got yesterday off, but the chiropractor said he didn’t need time off beyond that, so I am interested to see how Eli feels under saddle this evening.