It may seem odd to some that I would write a testimonial for Dr. Christine when I am employed by her. Of course, I am going to say something good! Well, I can remember when she first told me that she was going to pursue animal chiropractic. I said, “I don’t believe in that! How can you move a horse’s spine?” I am a natural born skeptic. I have to see it to believe it! That was 8 years ago. My horses have been “practiced” on when Dr. Christine needed to develop her technique. I started to see and feel changes in my horse’s performance; they were no longer stiff in one direction or they readily and happily picked up a lead. I was starting to become a believer! Gracie is an eight year old Quarter Horse mare that runs barrels for a living. She has a lot of natural talent. Barrel racing is very demanding on the horse’s body. I have learned over the last 2 years to closely observe Gracie as she “tells” me when she is in need of an adjustment or joint injections. I believe if we take the time to pay attention to our horses they do communicate with us through their actions. Also, I feel that it is my job to help her feel good so she can reach her fullest potential. Gracie receives chiropractic, acupuncture and Magna Wave treatments on a monthly basis. After a weekend of barrel racing Gracie gets the next day off and the following day I make sure I observe her on the lunge line. A couple weeks ago, I was watching her trot around and thought “her topline is rigid”. She was scheduled to see Dr. Christine later that week. When Dr. Christine worked on Gracie, she was very tight in the back besides her normal areas that plague her. We gave Gracie her regular treatments. That weekend Gracie competed in the Iowa NBHA State Show. She felt really great, Friday she ran 5th out of 218 and was Reserve Champion in the 2nd Division on Sunday! Thank you Christine for helping Gracie feel her best so she can perform to her top potential!