We have over 40 combined years experience working with horses in a professional capacity, and have successfully brought many horses through the rehab process, including broken legs, torn tendons and ligaments, kissing spines, EPM victims, metabolism problems, colic and eye surgery post-op, lameness and many many more.
For specific bone, lameness or structure related injuries, we incorporate a Osteo-therapy treatment plan and, where needed, a program of training and exercise as part of the post-rehab therapy. Most of our competition horses require some Kinetic Bodywork and Sports Massage as part of a supportive maintenance program.
Go to Dirk's website for more insight into what he does.
All horses have their own personal stable in a quiet separate barn. Horses can be turned out in one of our smaller paddocks or larger fields.
Extra requirements are taken care of as a matter of course - to include bandaging, wrapping, IV and IM injections, icing, cold hosing etc. Use of equipment such as Thermography camera, Cold Laser, Solarium, massage blanket, magnetic and ceramic blankets and boots are incorporated as needed into each horse's individual rehab program.
All the horses are groomed each day and thoroughly checked for health, soundness and injuries.
We believe in a holistic approach to healing, utilizing excellent nutrition to help the body fight disease, inflammation and infection. For short-term visits we advise keeping the horse on its usual diet/supplements, however we do offer an all natural, very low/no sugar diet available to all our horses, specifically designed to optimize recovery.
We feed an all natural whole food diet, supplemented where needed with pure organic oils and herbal mixes. In addition to our internal support, we also include the use of 100% natural organic essential oil creams, massage oils and fly sprays, developed by Samantha who is a Certified Herbalist.
***GREAT NEWS!!!! ***
AS OF JANUARY 2018 WE WILL BE INCORPORATING COLD LASER THERAPY INTO OUR PROGRAM.
COLD LASERS ARE USED TO STIMULATE CELLS IN THE BODY TO HEAL AND REPAIR SOFT TISSUE AND ARE PROVEN TO REDUCE PAIN AND INFLAMMATION. ALONGSIDE BEING VERY HELPFUL IN HEALING TENDON, LIGAMENT, MUSCLE AND BONE INJURIES, COLD LASER THERAPY IS ALSO USED TO IMPROVE RESPIRATORY, DIGESTIVE, NEURAL, AND IMMUNE SYSTEMS.