CC isn't a big talker, so I know to just stand around and let him work. Once he has a feel for where the horse is uncomfortable, he'll start making comments. That's when I know he's ready for my questions. Poor man.
I thought Izzy would be pretty reactive in his neck, but CC didn't find any big red flags. The shoulders were a problem, especially the right. That's the side he landed on. He suggested I watch the right knee over the next few days as he thinks that Izzy might be a bit sore there still. His knee got scraped up when he fell so again, no surprise.
CC did say that it can be hard to determine where they are most bothered as his style of adjustment gets the spine moving back and forth. So while the right side might have looked more reactive in the end, it might have had more to do with what Izzy's spine was doing.
Unlike other chiropractors that I've used, CC doesn't do any kind of sharp movements. Even my own human chiropractor does the quick jerk to get the realignment. CC's method is to put the horse in a stretch while he encourages the horses to simply "let go." During a few of the stretches, I could literally see the moment when the bones/muscles/other soft tissue corrected themselves.
This was most obvious when he worked Izzy's poll. CC stretched Izzy's head over his own shoulder and then kept asking Izzy to relax and let his head rest on CC's shoulder. The moment Izzy accepted the invitation to rest his head on CC's shoulder, the kink in his poll disappeared. I was standing close enough to see the surprise, and subsequent relief, in Izzy's eyes.
For a long time I didn't have a chiropractor who could come out so quickly. I am so grateful that I found CC. Not every problem is related to sore muscles and misalignments, but I think a lot of the pain that out horses experience can be addressed with some kind of body work.
Now I need to see the chiropractor!