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Whitesboro spa treats horses and humans

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WHITESBORO, Texas -- The Equine Aqua Spa Center is a place where horses roam, live, and swim for rehabilitation.

"You can't just poke a joint and hope that it's going to get better; there might be something else that's going on," veterinarian Bridget Heilsberg explained.

That's what this facility says makes them unique.

"We offer everything from getting your hair done, to have your horse come swim in the pool," said Equine Aqua Spa general manager Christine Smothermon. "Get your dog washed; get your show steer swam."

Horse gets aqua spa treatment
A horse gets a treatment at Equine Aqua Spa Center in Whitesboro. (KTEN)

Spa tech Cory Jones said horses like Simber come here for all kinds of treatments.

"Some are here for conditioning; others are here for the veterinarian aspect -- treatments, bandaging, wound care," she said.

The animals come and stay for a while until they are fully recovered or finished with their treatment. They seem to be enjoying themselves quite a bit.

"These horses are often operating at the peak performance," Dr. Heilsberg said. "We have NFR athletes who come through here all the time. These horses are in constant motion, and therefore, they deserve the exact same treatment as any other professional athlete."

Humans also come to visit a chiropractor, and yes -- it's the same one.

"And that's what we get here: We take things and we put a little bit of a different spin on it because we have so many professionals working at the same time," Dr. Heilsberg said.

Equine Aqua Spa claims to the the only facility of its kind that deals with the physical needs of both horses and their riders.

Equine Aqua Spa Center

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