March 6, 2007

Visit with the Chiropractor

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Both of my horses have a chiropractor who sees them regularly. (Most of my friends think I’m a little nuts because my horses get better medical care than I do.) The doctor came out today and had some excellent news about Isis and Rajiyyah.

Isis seems to be back in the shape she was before the surgery in August! Even though she still has soreness and stiff spots, they are in the same locations where she was sore/stiff prior to the surgery. Excellent. Now all I have to do is get her into shape. She has a huge hay belly.

Rajiyyah has also made really good progress. I haven’t had much of an opportunity to ride Rajiyyah over the past month due to rain rot and being sick. It turns out the time off has been really good for her. The doctor was delighted at how much Rajiyyah’s overall physical appearance has changed and how much more comfortable she seems. The stiffness that Rajiyyah had when the doctor started working on her in November is about 90% gone. Rajiyyah is still stiff in her neck, but that is a long-term item to work on.

Overall both kids are doing great. I’ve been having dreams about riding Isis again. Long walks up and down the pastures, trail rides… things to get her out and build her muscles. I am so looking forward to being back in the saddle!

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