Watch video: Massage therapy for horses, dogs
Maddi Newburg's massage patient was having a relaxing morning. Newburg started at his head, pressing her fingers into his long, coarse hair, kneading downward into his shoulders. His big brown eyes began to droop when she got to his back, and he leaned into her as if to say he liked it.
The patient, Buck, is a 17-year-old Appaloosa that lives at Lakeview Stables in Pinellas Park. Newburg, 18, is a massage therapist for animals.