A typical visit first involves a gait analysis. I stand on a bale, which allows me to reach the horse’s haunches and back. I motion each joint in the body evaluating pain and restriction levels. I adjust where indicated which is a specific thrust that increases range of motion and reduces pain levels. The adjustment resets the tight muscles and allows the joints to move correctly again. After being adjusted, the animal is stretched throughout to evaluate for global muscle balance. The saddle can be checked as well. Usually, the horse stands on the crossties or is held with a lead rope.