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Poll Recap: Readers Discuss Complementary Therapy Habits

Most readers said they’ve incorporated at least one complementary therapy into their horses’ care.

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In last week’s online poll, asked which complementary therapies you’ve integrated into your horse’s care. More than 500 readers responded and we’ve tallied the results.

Of the 503 voters, 170 (34%) indicated they’ve integrated chiropractic adjustments or massage therapy into their horses’ health care routines. Another 42 readers (8%) said they use herbal therapy. Twenty-one respondents (4%) said they’ve used acupuncture on their horses, and 157 (31%) readers said they use either a combination of the therapies listed or a different complementary therapy. And 113 readers (22%) said they haven’t or don’t use complementary therapies in their horses care.

Additionally, 55 readers shared comments about their individual situations.

Some readers found success in using complementary

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Erica Larson, former news editor for The Horse, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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