Why Equestrians Should See The Chiropractor

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Why Equestrians Should See The Chiropractor

27 October 2020
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Equestrians spend a lot of time and money keeping their horses happy, healthy, and comfortable. But riders themselves could often benefit from paying more attention to their own health and well-being. One way to take better care of yourself as a rider is to see a chiropractor for regular spinal adjustments. Here are a few ways chiropractic care can benefit you.

Chiropractic care will keep your pelvis aligned.

If your pelvis is out of alignment, you will have a hard time sitting straight in the saddle, which means you will have trouble applying your aids correctly. Does your horse always tend to drift in one direction or bow their shoulder out when circling in one direction? The problem may be your own pelvic alignment — not the horse! Having a chiropractor adjust you will ensure your pelvis stays straight so that you can sit up straight, use your aids correctly, and be a better rider for your horse.

Chiropractic care will help ease your aches and pains.

Riding can lead to soreness and tightness in your thighs, core, and back. Over time, this soreness can cause everything to tighten up, pulling your spine out of alignment. The spinal misalignment puts even more strain on your tired muscles, and before you know it, you're always feeling sore and tight, even after an easy ride! A chiropractor will adjust your spine, which will immediately give you some relief and help you develop less soreness after you ride. You'll have more fun in the saddle if you're not worried about the pain that follows!

Chiropractic care will help you be more aware of your body.

When your spine is in proper alignment, you feel more loose and flexible. This will help you be more aware of your body and where each of your limbs are. Bodily awareness really helps you be a better rider. Your legs won't creep back without you realizing it, and your hands are less likely to sneak too high without you being aware.

Chiropractic care helps alleviate stress.

Horse ownership can be stressful. There are expenses to pay, injuries to tend to, and competitions to enter. A chiropractic adjustment can help take pressure off of certain nerves related to your stress response. This can help you feel more relaxed, in general, and a relaxed rider is usually a more effective rider.

As an equestrian, it is important to take care of yourself. Chiropractic adjustments can be a really important part of that care.