An 11 year old off the track thoroughbred.
This horse was exhibiting headshaking behaviour, which began as mild head tossing after being worked, and then gradually worsened to become more violent head throwing, nose rubbing etc.
His history did include some poorly done power tool dentistry which left him sedated for some time and in a position that compressed his upper cervical vertebrae quite severely, particularly at C2 – C3.
He had a lot of compression around his frontal bone, temporalis and parietal bone, and had a severe grade headache.
He was also very weak behind, his hind legs were too far underneath him, giving a “sickle-hocked” appearance, which meant that he struggled to maintain any workload.
After 3 treatments (about a fortnight apart) Santaro then received 4-6 week follow ups for nearly a year afterwards to maintain him. He became a much happier, balanced, more comfortable horse; the owner was able to ride him in her arena and at local events with no headshaking.