Thank you to Deb and Mark Burke, owners of Amethyst Acres Equine Center, Inc. in Buchanan for inviting Drs. Julia Hecking and Tabby Moore to speak at their Alternative Therapies for Horses learning day on November 8. The doctors very much enjoyed a day of learning and fellowship with horse enthusiasts from Southwest Virginia.
Dr. Hecking is certified in equine acupuncture by the Chi Institute in Florida. She gave a PowerPoint presentation, answered questions and explained how successful acupuncture can be for treating painful and/or stressed horses, before demonstrating on the lovely Shady Lady.
Dr. Moore is certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and gave a presentation on the benefits and uses of equine chiropractic therapy. She demonstrated an adjustment on Shady Lady, who was no doubt feeling relaxed, loose and thoroughly pampered after serving as the equine volunteer for the day.
In fact, Deb shared that when she was turned out the next morning, the 28 year old mare took off running and bucking – a true testimony to the effectiveness of these therapies, according to Deb. We appreciate the Burkes dedication to educating horse lovers on best practices in equine care and for inviting our doctors to be a part of this great learning experience.