Mezi and Tater

Mezi and Tater

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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

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