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Heartly Smart works with physical-therapy bands to help build up her hind end

Kissing Spine pioneer doing great 3 weeks out

Three weeks after a New York veterinarian performed pioneering surgery to correct Kissing Spine in a beautiful gray ex-racehorse Thoroughbred, the recovery process continues without a hitch, as the mare starts physical therapy. Sue Swart, president of the New York chapter of ReRun, Inc., and who is supervising the post-op recovery of ex-racehorse Heartly Smart, reports that the mare has begun a regimen of physical therapy exercise to strengthen her back and hind quarters. This week, the mare agreeably accepted the presence of Thera-bands, stretchy, rubber bands, similar to those used in human physical therapy, to begin resistance training. Bands […]