In last week’s online poll, TheHorse.com 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 therapies:

  • "Thanks to herbal therapy my horse can now go through a summer without fighting allergies."
  • "Acupuncture and adjustments do wonders for certain horses. Well worth the time and money."
  • "I see an incredible difference in my horses after chiropractic."
  • "None now, although chiropractic was very helpful for one of my now-retired mares."
  • "We have added microcurrent and therapeutic ultrasound."
  • "Myofascial release made a huge difference in my gelding!"
  • "Also use some aromatherapy prior to adjustments. Works great!"
  • "Craniosacral is a great therapy."
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