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Teresa and Bug

In early September 2020, my horse slipped and fell on wet arena footing and presented lame. After exhausting all other methods of treatment, and still no results, I received a recommendation to try chiropractic care, enter Dr. Woodford. Dr. Woodford saw my horse for the first time in November of 2020 and did a very thorough evaluation and then adjusted her in the same visit.
The difference, one word, Astounding! Not only has Dr. Woodford solved the lameness issue but my horse is now training at a new level. I have an American Saddlebred and she had been on the show circuit in very recent history. I wish I had known about Dr. Woodford while my horse was still showing. There is no doubt in my mind that with Dr. Woodford’s adjustments my horse not only would have felt better, performed better but her mindset was truly an unexpected bonus. I would highly recommend trying chiropractic care and Dr. Woodford for your equine companion, show horse or not. It has been one of the greatest things that I have done for my girl and it shows!
Teresa Trible




Our 5 year 70 pound

Our 5 year 70 pound black Labrador Retriever has been suffering with seasonal allergies for 3 years. This year when the spring allergy season was over he was still itching. Traditional antihistimine did not help. Dr. Christine has been treating Shadow with acupuncture treatments and herbal supplements since July 2017. December 1, 2017 Shadow stopped his constant itching completely. I thank God I found Dr. Christine, she is so easy to work with and very professional!




Vegas, Joey, Rhett and Ruby

VIPsvet is very fortunate to be able to treat Lindsay’s whole critter family! Lindsay first came to visit us for saddle fit issues and now brings all her horses for at least a yearly adjustment. Lindsay believes all her horses ride much better when maintained by Dr. Christine’s adjustments. She also does stretches for them and uses a unique blend of essential oils that Dr. Christine recommended.

We have also had the pleasure of treating Ruby, a two year old Red Heeler. She suffers from seizures. Ruby is treated with chiropractic, acupuncture, Magna Wave and essential oils. Lindsay has noticed a big reduction in the frequency of seizures.

Lindsay is very happy with how her critters all have responded to treatment! She is so grateful to be able to work through each critter’s individual issue and scheduling an appointment is easy.

Lindsay's critters




Fly

Fly is an 11 year old mare that I compete in Barrel Racing.  Fly and I starting barrel racing in 2015 and had a great first year. The fall came and we gave her the winter off.  When we started conditioning her in the spring we noticed that she was not her normal self. She was tripping in her hind end and not driving from behind.   At the first few shows of the season she was not running her fastest and didn’t feel like she was comfortable.   I have known Dr. Christine for many years and never had a need for her services until now.  I called her up and let her know what was going on and she said to bring her in for an evaluation.  Our first appointment she worked on Fly for over an hour.  Dr. Christine was very patient.  She also diagnosed some hock and stifle issues which we were able to take care of.  Fly was unsure of what she was having done to her but after a while you could tell Dr. Christine was getting the reaction she was looking for.  Fly started licking, chewing, and yawning, which Dr. Christine said are good responses.  As the year went by we continued to bring Fly back about every month for adjustments and you could tell Fly really liked going to her appointments! We could really tell throughout the year the difference it made getting her adjusted.  I feel it has made her a better athlete, more comfortable, and she is able to do her job better!   Dr. Christine is very knowledgeable and she really has a passion for getting animals feeling comfortable and pain free.  I would recommend anyone that is competing in any event to have Dr. Christine help your animal become a better athlete and a better performer.  We look forward to this year and having Dr. Christine continuing treatment on Fly and our other horses!

 




Gator and Axle

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.

 

 

 




Mezi and Tater

I have been doing Powderpuff Chuckwagon racing for many years. Normally, the gals drive teams that are supplied by the wagon owners. For the past 7 years, I have owned my horses for my powderpuff team. I’m very particular about my horses, and this allows me to control the care and know when one of them is “off”. The horses used in the races are all thoroughbreds. Most of them are off the track, having been retired or not winning enough to stay on the track. My current right hand horse is from a track in Illinois. My left hand horse was bought out of a sale barn for $300. The only other person bidding on him was a kill buyer.

It’s very rare for me to take my team to the track for practice. My exercise routine is driving them 4 to 6 miles, 4 times a week on an old steel barge box wagon. I take them down the black top and on the surrounding gravel roads. I watch their movements very closely whether they are under harness or just coming in and out of their stalls, making it pretty easy to tell when one of them needs an appointment with Dr. Christine. I have been taking them to Dr. Christine for about 4 years now. Initially, I only had her do a chiropractic adjustment, but for the last 2 years I have been doing the MagnaWave also. My “boys” absolutely love the MagnaWave. The best part is the next morning. It’s common to catch them lying flat on their sides, sound asleep after a treatment.

I firmly believe that if I can keep my horses both mentally and physically healthy, the win on the track is just the result. Dr. Christine has been one piece of that equation which has resulted in winning the year end high point the last 5 out of 6 years. June Rieck




Mia

Mia is a 14 year old QH mare. I’ve had her since she was born. So needless to say she is very special to me and yes a little spoiled. She is normally a very sweet girl, so last May 2015 when she was cranky and started rubbing her head and face all the time I knew something was up. I called the vet out and she had an ear infection. So we treated that. The head shaking and rubbing continued even though the ear infection was gone on recheck. We then treated her for allergies, which we already knew she had. The steroids would lessen the head shaking and rubbing but it never stopped completely. She at this point would no longer roll. When winter came I thought if it’s allergies she would feel better. But that wasn’t the case. When weather fronts would come through she was in so much pain, pawing the ground and shaking and rubbing her head I had to give her pain meds. I tried to make her comfortable but she was miserable. After exhausting what traditional medicine had to offer I was at a loss. It was suggested to me to try chiropractic. I was very skeptical to say the least. But I had tried whatever I could to help her. She had her first treatment with Dr. Christine 2/24/16, we did both chiropractic and acupuncture. What I noticed initially was her muscles were very relaxed. After her third treatment I came out and found her covered with mud. I was so excited that she was rolling again! The head shaking and rubbing was also improving. We continued treatments every two weeks until the end of May, now we are going every six weeks. Mia is doing great! She’s moving great under saddle and only occasionally shaking her head. I can’t even begin to say how grateful I am to Dr. Christine and Carla for everything. I have my sweet girl back! Thank you so much!




Roy

Last year at the World Show, we got down there and Roy just wasn’t quite “right”. I had called my husband the night before my main class and said I didn’t think I’d get him shown as he was not feeling himself. It’s a lot on these horses (trailering for hours, being rode a tad more than normal, standing on cement, no turnout, etc) and I didn’t blame him for hurting. But I chatted with a few people and they said I should have Dr. Christine look at him. So the morning of my class, she worked in him and later that afternoon he was 4th overall in a very tough hunt seat class! It was the best ride I had ever had on him. We are heading down again to the world show in a few weeks and I have already set an appointment with Dr. Christine for him. I won’t do that again to him. We all work too hard and he always gives me 100% so I owe it to him to make sure he’s in line and ready to show.




Cooter

Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of great horses and some fantastic equine support staff. After all these years, I consider most show horses pretty easy to manage and keep in the condition physically and mentally to perform their best. That is, until the summer of 2013. My all around Appaloosa named Cooter, was in a pretty serious wreck. There was nothing simple about his injuries or the diagnoses of what the damage had done or would continue to do to him.

For the last three years Cooter has been intermittently lame. Not three legged, head bobbing lame……….. Lock up and refuse to move forward lame. I do not know what I would do without the help of Dr. Christine. She is very helpful in seeing the subtle issues of lameness and to diagnose if joint injections or chiropractic is in order. Both Christine and Carla been helpful with referrals and suggestions. Their support has allowed me the gift of riding this fantastic athlete that otherwise would have been in enormous pain. Keeping Cooter pain free and in good health is my main goal. I cannot thank Dr Christine and Carla enough for all their help and support.




Jay

Our family has been using the services of Veterinary Integrative Performance Services (VIPs) for over 7 years now. We cannot thank Christine Woodford, the certified animal chiropractor and acupuncturist, enough for how she has made our horses and dogs life more comfortable through her services.

Jay, our 16year old POA gelding has been one of Dr. Woodford’s patients since we have owned him. He receives numerous chiropractic and acupuncture treatments from VIPs through out the year. Recently though we have had to re-evaluate Jay’s reasoning for being sore in his hind quarters and front shoulders. Through evaluation under Dr. Woodford, she suggested we have Jay’s stifle joints injected. We proceeded to follow the instructions of Dr. Woodford and had both stifle joints injected with acupuncture and chiropractic work done as well. The rest period and exercise program she suggested is crucial to the outcome of this procedure. We are very happy with how Jay has reacted to this procedure, so much that we make it a practice to have his stifle joints injected before every show season begins. Thank you to Dr. Christine Woodford and her staff for the years of caring for our pet’s health.