Poll Recap: Complementary Therapies

Of the 665 respondents, 220 (33%) said their horses receive chiropractic care on a routine basis.

Chiropractic. Acupunture. Massage. Does your horse receive any of these complementary therapies? In last week’s online poll, we asked our readers which complementary therapies their horse receives on a routine basis. More than 650 people responded and we’ve tallied the results!

Of the 665 respondents, 220 (33%) said their horses receive chiropractic care on a routine basis. Another 66 individuals (10%) said their horses get acupuncture treatments regularly, and 33 respondents (5%) use pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) on their horses routinely. Some 23 individuals (3%) said their horses use vibration plates on a routine basis, while 77 respondents (12%) said their horses receive other types of complementary therapies. The remaining 246 (37%) respondents said their horses do not receive any complementary therapy on a routine basis.

Additionally, more than 80 people commented about equine complementary therapies:

Several people shared the different types of complementary therapies their horses

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Written by:

Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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