The grey mare has stolen another heart to add to her collection.
“I know a hundred people who would like to have her,” said the Back Lady. “She must be worth her weight in gold.” The grey mare looked on with alacrity, knowing such compliments are her due.
The Back Lady was here to check, manipulate and massage the horses. Out of place joints and vertebrae were clicked back to from whence they came. The grey girl had slightly stiff shoulders, a little soreness on her back end but her condition was, in the main, not bad. Some racehorses have fortnightly sessions; the grey mare will be due another in six months.
The grey girl looked a little alarmed when the Back Lady pulled her tail but settled into a trancelike state when the massage machine came out. This amazing handheld gizmo emits magnetic pulses and massages deep into the muscles.
In a few days, I will receive an email showing my mare’s problem points and exercises to be done regularly to stop the stiffness building up. These include ‘carrot stretches' which the mare enjoys, as she is rewarded for her efforts.
When she was finished, the Back Lady surreptitiously slipped her an extra carrot. “Shush,” she said, “crunch it quietly, or the others will hear you."