Category Archives: Equine Health and Wellness

Equine Chiropractic Care: Good for All Ages

  Written by Dr. Lisa Frederico One of the most common misconceptions about chiropractic care for horses is that it’s only for use when there is an injury or discomfort. Actually, spinal manipulative therapy (VSMT) care is most effective when it is used as part of an overall wellness program from the early years through […]

Rider Health Tips: Preventing Hidden Spine Concussion

Rider Health Tips: Preventing Hidden Spine Concussion ThinLine is creating products that promote healthy backs for horses and riders. When we think of horseback rider injuries, we typically think of a fall or some other traumatic event. What we often don’t think about is the concussive damage that riding can produce to the rider’s spine. […]

Kissing Spine In Horses from a Veterinarian’s View Point

Horse with Kissing Spine

Kissing Spine In Horses from a Veterinarian’s View Point By Dr. Randy Frantz of Burlington Equine Veterinary Sevices, LLC. Dorsal Spinous Process (DSP) impingement or “Kissing Spine” is a condition recognized as a significant issue for horses. What constitutes the problem is debatable and how to make a conclusive diagnosis can be an elusive process. […]

A Saddle Pad with Solutions for Swayback Horses

A Saddle Pad with Solutions for Swayback Horses Swayback can appear in horses to in a variety of degrees in horses, from a simple lack of topline to severe lordosis. Swayback is defined by the horses’ back dips in the center of the top line. It can be caused by poor saddle fit, improper training, […]