My name is Lucy Lewis and I am 15 years old. I have two show horses that I show in Pinto Horse Association. My first horse Gator, Suddenly Im Good, is a 10-year-old paint pinto gelding. I have owned Gator for six years. My second horse Axle, Im Axle Rose, is an 8-year-old paint pinto gelding. I have been showing horses in Western Pleasure & English for 9 years.
The first experience we had with Dr. Christine Woodford was during our first year competing at Iowa Pinto show about 4 years ago. We noticed Gator was a little off and we had no idea why. To make this more stressful, we didn’t know anyone at the show. We met Christine and she spent some time watching Gator move, riding and doing groundwork. During that weekend show Christine gave Gator a series of stretches and chiropractic adjustments that fixed all his issues. At the end of the weekend we were high point in our division! As our riding progressed I attended Pinto World and Color Breed Congress with Gator. Dr. Christine Woodford was again there for us for with stretches and chiropractic treatments for me and Gator. The results were very noticeable as we were two time Zone-Invitational Champions in our youth division for Pinto Association, and Youth Western Pleasure champ at Color Breed Congress.
In April this year I got a new horse Im Axle Rose. Our second show riding together was at Pinto World. Once again with all the lessons we learned from Christine in the past with Gator she was the first one we looked up when we arrived in Tulsa. With a regiment structured for Axle we had multiple top ten and top five placing’s at World. During the course of our riding season we continued the regiment and became youth high point at Minnesota Pinto Horse Association. We then made the trip to Color Breed Congress. We arrived early and met up with Dr. Woodford again and started Axle on a regiment of stretches and chiropractic treatment. The extra tlc netted us some very impressive placing’s! We were Youth 14-18 Hunter Under Saddle Champions and NSBA Champions. We were champions in other disciplines and placed in almost every class. At the end of the show we were the overall Youth High Point Champions!
No matter how well you take care of show horses, they require extra attention. They are hard working and travel many miles and hours to shows. The lessons we have learned from Christine and the regiments for my horses have been priceless for my riding with Gator and Axle. Thank you so much to Dr. Christine Woodford!! Thank you for teaching us the value in a regiment of treatments and being there for us during the Pinto World and Color Breed Congress shows for the last two years.