He didn’t mean to make her cry. But she had made an appointment for him to come see her horse. It was not an unusual case, but what Dr. Lewis showed his client about her horse was heartbreaking. You see, he is an equine surgeon. He owns Red River Equine Hospital in Benton, LA. So he is very experienced and understands horses. He also understands when he can help a horse and when it is completely hopeless. And more and more, he is finding that what he once thought was hopeless or at the very least a sign of life-long pain management for the horse, is becoming easier to change.
The client had a horse who was doing its job and trying very hard to be a good horse, but every time she tried to put on a halter or a bridle the horse would shy or duck away. It didn’t always do this, but it seemed to her that it had done it most of the horse’s life. She wasn’t sure the horse would ever be ok, but she didn’t ever expect to see what Dr. Lewis showed her about her beloved gelding. It broke her heart.
He wrote to us in a text message to tell us the story.
Dr. Lewis is a current student of Animal Chiropractic Education Source where he is learning the art and the science of Animal Chiropractic. What he is learning is changing lives. The text he sent us today made us smile with joy. It reads:
Guys, I’m looking forward to the February session. I find myself doing more and more chiropractic work than traditional work every day. Getting great results and the clients love the show-me results. I had one client today start to cry when she realized how long her horse had been sore for , , ,typical hated being touched near the poll, fought the bridle placement. Horse was very painful to palpation of this area, among other areas of his body . . .adjusted him and he was “like butter”. That’s when she started crying. Made a believer out of her this morning. Thanks for all you guys do teaching this art.
So while Dr. Lewis is a veterinarian who is also a board certified surgeon, which means he can do medicine and specializes in surgery, giving him the most admired and revered position of equine practitioners and the option to use many modes of therapy for his patients, he is learning that he was born with some of his most useful veterinary tools. With nothing but his hands, he was able to turn this horse’s life from a life of pain, frustration, and potential failure, back into a life of happiness, usefulness and fun.
Its owner cried because she realized that all this time she had been blaming her horse for being unwilling and obnoxious. She had been blaming the horse for making the decision to be difficult when in fact, it was trying to tell her that something was not right. Dr. Lewis was able to help, using a chiropractic adjustment with only his hands to free the horse of pain, weakness, and difficulty in moving. This changed the horse’s outlook on life instantly. And changed the client’s perception of the horse as well.
We at Animal Chiropractic Education Source see this kind of miracle on a daily basis. Our animal patients experience life changes when they come to see us. But more importantly, doctors like Dr. Lewis learn that they are far more powerful healers when they know and understand the power of the innate. They learn that the power that made the body heals the body. And they learn through extensive training, and hands on practice how to allow the body to heal itself.
Veterinarians and chiropractors learn at A.C.E.S. that there is no time like the present to begin their instruction. At A.C.E.S. the first day of school is the day doctors decide to make the phone call to register. Classes begin as soon as the doctor chooses to begin. The online lecture format allows doctors to learn at their own pace, amongst their other obligations. This allows them to begin freeing animals of suffering as soon as they complete the on-site portion of Lab 1, and to become eligible to sit for the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association exams.