Monday, April 22, 2013

Chiro and stuff

Chiro came on Saturday.  This was the first time I've met/used him, and was very happy with him.  He spent about 45 minutes on River.  His hips were pretty out, so he adjusted them, had me walk Riv around the indoor, adjusted them, walk around the indoor, adjust, walk around, until he was happy with the adjustment.

We spent the last couple days practicing being a good boy when coming in at night.  Saturday, I brought the mare in first.  Went back for River, and instead of walking to the barn, walked him down the laneway and around the new pastures.  On the way back, we stopped at his pasture and I walked him in, held the gate shut, opened it, and had him walk out.  When he rushed, we did it again.  After a few tries, I let him stay out and we started walking to the barn again.  When we got halfway there, I turned him around and we practiced going in and out of the gate again.  Yesterday was similar, except we walked around the new pastures 3 times.

He's been good with this, so maybe he'll figure out there's no reason to be a jerk...  Maybe.


  1. Hopefully all the practice makes him perfect!

  2. I love having the Chiro out for Henry... i swear he says "awwwww" lol!

    Hope River keeps up the good behavior!

    1. I'm so jealous, I could totally use a chiropractor!

    2. Me too! Our horses are so spoiled!