Horse Camp Equine Acupuncturist
Day four of horse camp at Meadowbrook Stables began with riding. Dirk was great, and I'm feeling more and more confident on our jumping courses. It was really hot, so I gave Dirk a bath after riding and walked him to some grass, before he had a session with Full Circle Equine Service, an Northern Virginia Vet who is also an Equine Chiropractor and Acupuncturist.
Dr. Jana Froeling checked Dirk to see where he might have some sensitivity or pain and then got to work, stretching Dirk by using something called the carrot stretch. She also inserted tiny needles in various places. After a few minutes, Dirk relaxed, letting his head hang loose towards the ground. It was really neat to see her make a lot of his pain go away.
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