In horses, the most common areas for treatment are the poll, neck, sacrum, pelvis, lumbar and ribs.
Veterinary Chiropractic Therapy involves palpation of many different joints and then adjusting the joints that have a restriction in the Range of Motion (ROM). This is done by placing a hand over the joint in question and assessing for proper movement. When the joint is unable to move correctly, the proper adjustment is made.
Adjustments are all done with the hands ONLY. Adjustments should never be done with external devices such as a wood block and a mallet. Some practitioners do use an activator tool to deliver a quick adjustment to a joint.