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Equitonic Success with Shelly Stoneking
Milone Racing Stables, Ocala, Florida
I am writing to tell you of my experiences with horses and humans since purchasing the Equitonic (which I call the CHI Machine) in September of 2000. We were first introduced to the CHI Machine by our Chiropractor. He wanted us to choose a horse with a specific problem. He wasn’t going to charge us just so he could try and prove something. Skeptical, we decided to let him practice on a horse that was a known bad bleeder; this particular horse had been to other trainers before, and they were unable to keep him from bleeding. He treated the horse for six days, with thirty-minute treatments.
We ran the horse shortly after that and he did not bleed, but we did, in his case, use conventional veterinary medicine as well to help keep him from bleeding. His form improved dramatically, and he was still running at the end of the race. He was also a very nervous horse and the CHI machine calmed him. We felt that the treatments had been an asset to him. We decided to purchase our own unit.
During that time, the track we were running at had been particularly hard on horse stifles, backs and hocks, and we were hearing the same type of complaints from many other horsemen. We had a stable of sixteen horses, so I decided to choose just three or four horses to treat at a time.
During that time, the track we were running at had been particularly hard on horse stifles, backs and hocks, and we were hearing the same type of complaints from many other horsemen. We had a stable of sixteen horses, so I decided to choose just three or four horses to treat at a time. I would give them thirty to forty minute treatments for six days in a row. Following the equine acupressure manual, I concentrated on the points and meridians for the hind end of the horses. The horses responded immediately. After the first five minutes, most horses would be asleep. Then they would start to stretch, getting down in the front and stretching way out like a cat; they would take their hind legs one at a time, arch their back and stretch way out. It was amazing to watch their reactions.
Not only did I see the reactions, I felt them; I gallop the horses. One horse would give you the feeling that he was galloping downhill, he had trouble breaking over and would have a tendency to stumble, and we had already injected his stifles and hocks the month prior. After only 3 treatments, he went onto the track like a different horse, bouncing back up out of the racetrack. I could not believe the change and the energy I was feeling from this horse. The horse always tried hard, but the Equitonic improved him so much that he won an allowance race at Churchill Downs during November.
A filly that we had was just not quite right, I could feel it on the track, it was something in the hind end. We had the veterinarian give her a lameness exam, but he couldn’t come up with anything definite. We gave her four Equitonic treatments, and entered her in a race. She had won earlier in the year, but lately, she had come up short in her races, and would stop coming down the lane; and the rider would have to carry her the last eighth of a mile. Not this day! She stayed at fourth place for most of the way, and finished with a sudden burst; winning by four lengths. We had not seen that kind of performance from her before. The only thing we did different was to use the Equitonic.
Another test subject we ran twice in 8 days. We generally would not run horses so close, but he came out of the first race so well, he was telling us to enter him again. He had just finished second; eight days later he ran second again. Only later did we find out that the horse that beat us on that day, had been getting Equitonic treatments from our chiropractor friend. He was racing again in six days, and he had been bleeding before; unbelievable.
Our veterinarian at the time laughed at us for using such Voodoo; he wasn’t convinced. After one month, when our vet bills that had been averaging $7,000 were cut down to less than half, he stopped laughing; in fact he wanted me to use the Equitonic on some of his problem patients.
At the next track we moved to, we met some people from England. They had brought a good mare to the states to run in some stakes races. This mare had already placed second in a stake in Pennsylvania. They were pointing her to a graded stakes at Keeneland. They felt that she wasn’t quite right, and were considering going home; even though it was a long way back to their home, and all that they had came here would have been lost. They had completed a veterinarian exam, but they weren’t really sure of anything. If only these horses could talk! We started talking about the Equitonic with the Englishman, and he got very excited, as he was familiar with the practice of Qi-Gong; his wife is Chinese. I agreed to treat his horse to see how she would respond, as the next race was ten days later, and they would not enter her if she was not right. I gave her six treatments, and she was entered in the graded stakes event at Keeneland; where she ran second only to be caught at the wire. The jockey that had ridden her in several previous races could not believe the speed that she showed from the gate that day. He wondered what they did; she was a different horse, even though she had run competitively before. The only difference was the Equitonic.
We had a horse that a groom had bandaged bowed; I used the Equitonic immediately along with leg paint. The swelling went right down, and there was no reoccurring sign of a bow. Another horse that we had, a farrier got carried away with it. His feet were on fire the next day, and he could not walk; 3 treatments and he was fine. I’m sure the Equitonic kept him from foundering. We had another horse that was five years old, lightly raced because he had been plagued by foot problems his entire life. We had raced him a couple of times only to have his hoof break apart, and we could not keep a shoe on him. The farrier started cutting on the foot, and ended up taking more than half of it away; cutting it almost to the coronet band. The hoof was rotting away, and he needed new growth to replace it. I thought that he would never be able to walk again, or grow that foot out, as it was a bad situation. I started using the Equitonic immediately; with treatments every day for twenty to thirty minutes. Within 2 weeks, we were able to get a patch and a shoe on the hoof. In seven months time, the horse grew an entire new hoof. After the first two weeks of intensive Equitonic treatments, I would give the horse one long treatment for several hours maybe every two or three weeks.
I have found that it is not necessary to continually treat the animal. When I start to treat a new animal, I usually start with daily treatments for a couple of weeks. I then reduce the treatment rate to two or three times in the following month. If we are pointing for a race, I will start to treat them daily five or six days beforehand. It seems to get the kinks out, and it gives them more energy.
In March of 2001, we acquired a mare from another trainer. We were only supposed to keep her for a short time and see what happened. The owner wanted to sell her. She had been running fifths and sixths, midpack, and had been beaten by ten to twelve lengths every time in allowance or high claimers. It’s hard to sell a horse like that. The first time I galloped her, I knew that we had our work cut out for us. She was not traveling that well, and didn’t show much interest. She was really quiet, and would sulk in her stall. She also did not care that much about eating. She was no problem to walk around the shed, but she walked around quietly like an old dog; not a racehorse. I started using the Equitonic on her. We did not use any conventional veterinary medicine; no injections to the joints or such. For two weeks I worked on her with the Equitonic for thirty or forty minutes per day. We created a monster! She felt so good. She couldn’t get enough food. She stopped sulking in her stall. She was always looking out for something to eat, and always talking to you. She bounced around the racetrack sound and the shed row, kicking and squealing at everything. Within a month, we ran her in a $40,000 claimer. She stalked the pace until the 3/8 pole, and then she just exploded; winning by five lengths. The owner wanted to run her again in another $40,000 claimer; we did, and she was claimed. She has not won another race, most recently finishing tenth for a $17,500 claiming price. I wish I could have her back, and give her the Equitonic treatment again.
I have used the Equitonic in emergency situations such as colic, while waiting for a Veterinarian to arrive. It calms the animal, and helps to ease pain.
We have used the Equitonic on ourselves as well. Headaches, bruising, and arthritis, are just a few of the things that we have experienced relief from. With a stiff neck or back, you can use it on yourself. If you need to see a chiropractor, it will help you get adjusted more easily. I have only given you some of our success stories, since we have become involved with Qi-Gong. I can ramble on about this, because I am so excited about what it has done for our equine friends and us.
The money, recovery, and the treatment time that the Equitonic has saved us, no matter what the problem, has been incredible. I did not know about the meridian system, and all of the points associated with it. I learned quickly; the Equitonic is very easy to use. With the design of the transducer head, you can cover a wide range on your horse, and you do not need to be precisely on that exact point. We have used many different types of treatment for our horses; this is by far the most effective. I am continually amazed at what it does.
Milone Racing Stable
December 30, 2001