But when Lauren suggested chiropractic care for Corelli?? uuhhh... that seemed like Valley-Girl-Pet-Psychic overkill. I'm not quite sure why I thought that, if I believe in it so whole-heartedly for myself...
I think my pocketbook was screaming, really.
Well the chiropractor that Lauren uses is also the dentist (he's a vet), and I wanted to have Corelli's teeth looked at. So, I had Lauren put him on the schedule to have his teeth evaluated last Tuesday.
Well, yesterday, I go out to the barn to groom my hairy and muddy beast before the farrier arrives to put new kicks on Corelli. I sit down in the warm sun by Lauren next to the arena; she was teaching a lesson. Lauren greets me with a,
"your boy was sooo AWESOME today!
(can I just tell you how much I love hearing that??)
"oh, and he got a free adjustment on Tuesday.
(HOLD THE PHONE! HOW!?)
"I told him that when I write "teeth", it means JUST teeth, but he obviously didn't catch that memo, and he was already finished, so he told me it was free... oh, and his teeth are fine. so you got a free evaluation AND a free adjustment...."
I can't tell you how happy I am. I can really tell how much happier Corelli is. He moved much more forward and free yesterday. It was so much easier for him to move through. I honestly believe it was by the Grace of God that everything has happened the way it has. I honestly will definitely follow up on the chiropractic care. If it makes him feel so much better, then it's definitely worth it.
Needless to say, my ride yesterday was fabulous. I have a jumping lesson today at 1. (I haven't had a formal jumping lesson in years... I had a half flat/half jump lesson in December? with Candee... other than that, it was WHF summer camp in summer 2008.)
so, I'm stoked. Lauren says that when she's been jumping him, he's been awesome... quiet and really rocking back. not even touching rails. yay! (:
oh! the victories! (and blessings!!)