I really like this guy (send me a message if you're local and want his number). First of all, he was early, which is always a good thing for me. On top of that, he's very gentle with the horses and takes his time. It's obvious he's gentle as both boys cozied up to him in no time. I've used three or four other chiropractors over the years, but CC seems to be one of the best that I've tried.
Rather than use what we think of as traditional methods, yanking, cracking, etc., he does a lot of relaxation stuff before he does an adjustment. He explained that a horse's skeletal system is a lot like a suspension bridge; everything is just hanging from a central cable. If you can get the muscles and other soft tissue to relax, gravity and a little flexing should put everything back where it belongs.
Both boys needed adjustments from head to tail: their polls, neck, scapula, RIBS, hips, and sacral vertebrae. Sydney even had some sesamoid bone thing that needed tweaked. As he worked, there was lots of twitching, cringing, and wrinkling of lips, but by the time he was finished, both boys were oblivious to his pushing and prodding. They clearly felt better once he was finished; the doe-eyes, lick lipping, and equine smooches were dead giveaways.
I really liked the fact that CC didn't appear to be clock watching. He kept working until every sore spot was resolved. He also showed me some different types of stretches that I can do easily. I hope I don't need to call him back anytime soon, but when I know the boys are feeling a bit out of sorts, you can bet I'll have him back out.