I will need a history of your horse...how you use your horse, previous veterinary visits, and details of symptoms. I will perform an exam. Analysis of posture and gait. I will palpate the joints, looking for abnormal motion, swelling, muscle tightness, and other musculoskeletal indications of a subluxation.
After the exam, I will perform adjustments to the joints that are subluxated. This is either done by hand or with an instrument. Cold laser may be applied after the adjustment. The adjustment to your horse can be done in an open area. The horse will need to have a halter and lead rope. I will need to observe your horse's gait before and after the adjustment. Therefore, a large open area is best.
Usually a horse responds quickly to the adjustment. The age of the horse, the length of time the symptoms have been present, whether the problem is new or old, and whether the horse had an injury are all factors in deciding how often the horse needs to be adjusted. The longer the problem has existed, the longer it takes to heal. Injuries may require weekly adjustments for about a month. After the horse has responded favorably, I recommend once monthly evaluations for performance horses and once every three to six months for others.