Saturday, August 7, 2010

What I did today

Today, on this hot, muggy, icky sticky day,  I drove for an hour to take Buzz to the chiropractor.

Since her little incident with the hole, she has been getting progressively more stiff around her neck and shoulders.

Did you know there was such a thing as a horse chiropractor?

When we got there she was very tense and warm... wet with sweat from the haul.  We put her in a stall to chill out while Randy worked on another horse.

This girls' horse was kinda sore all over.  She is a barrel racer - barrel racing is very physically demanding on a horses muscles and joints.  While he worked on this mare, he was giving suggestions for her to help her horse stay more comfortable.  Types of exercises and warm up techniques. 

And then it was Buzz's turn.  She was at first apprehensive, because this guy she didn't know started touching her everywhere.... pinching, and probing and even jerking sometimes. 

But then Randy got to the point where he felt she was at the right place, and he adjusted her neck.  Her eyes got wide, and then just like that, she let out a huge sigh of relief.  After that, she was like putty in his hands.  She could tell he was helping her.

He worked her from top to bottom, front to back.  There was more than a few times when I could hear popping noises as he moved her.

She started all tense and sweaty, and within an hour, she was relaxed and dry.  Calm enough to have a snack-

She hung out there for a couple of hours while I did some college supply shopping with my son. 

She happily loaded in the trailer and got home just fine.

I'm always amazed at the difference that Randy can make in a horse.  He can feel where they hurt, and then help them.

A day well spent making my girly feel better!

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know about horse chiropractors before this year, but it turns out that one of our neighbors is one.