"Helping the Average Horse Owner - Become Exceptional!"
Equine First Aid - Join us at a course on the home ranch - or have us bring the training to you!
I spent several years as a Certified Equine First Aid Instructor with an international organization and in 2021 I decided to branch out with my own programming that combines first aid, horse husbandry, nutrition, hoof care and more.
Equine Kinesiology Taping, Craniosacral services and Microcurrent Therapy are offered on-farm only, please contact us for a haul in!
Hansbo Sport Infused Ceramic & Magnetic Therapy - Rental/Trial Services Now Available
Equine Nutrition - Watch for our public courses, or contact us to come and teach to your group! Individual nutritional consults also available.
EQUINE KINESIOLOGY TAPING
Kinesiology Taping has a wide variety of uses, from injury prevention, recovery, proprioception to enenergy/meridian flow. Taping works by lifting the dermal layers of the skin, which assists in bringing blood flow to the taped area, which decreases swelling and edema, and therefore pain as well. As a preventative measure taping can assist in preventing injury by offering support during competition and workouts, as well as can assist from post-injury recovery support.
Taping is offered on-ranch, $25 for regular tapings and $35 for meridian tapings.
EQUINE CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
Craniosacral therapy is a bodywork technique that addresses the craniosacral rhythm which is found in all animals. This rhythm is similar to the animal's heartbeat, but is a result of the pumping of Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) rather than blood through the heart.
Animals who receive regular bodywork (massage and chiropractic) who have pattern of re-occuring issues (won't hold an adjustment, end up tight in the same areas shortly following a massage) can benefit from a combination of craniosacral therapy and other forms of bodywork. The craniosacral therapy will allow the animal to "unwind" the kinks and twists in their fascia that is caused from repeated stresses allowing their bodies to stay in alignment following a chiropractic adjustment or allowing the muscles and other soft tissues to remain less restricted longer following a massage.
Horses with tightness of the poll, TMJ, hyoid experience incredible releases from craniosacral therapy.
Craniosacral Therapy is offered on-ranch, $30 per session.
HANSBO SPORT ICM THERAPY WEAR - RENTAL PROGRAM
The Hansbo Sport ICM series combines two revolutionary therapies, Ceramic and Magnetic – which are typically found separately – into one dynamic product.
This innovative, dual action healing technology targets vulnerable areas of the horse – before, during and after hard work. With a focus on prevention and rehabilitation, our latest product line is also designed for optimal fit, function and style.
Hansbo Sport ICM wraps, rugs, boots, saddle pads and harnesses work by generating their own FIR radiation, giving the horse a greater feeling of well being, helping to prevent injuries, and increase the speed of healing.
Have you heard about Hansbo, but want to try before you buy? No problem!
Headed to a competition for the weekend and need an item you don't yet have? We've got it in stock.
Did your horse act like a horse and has a little bump or bruise and you just need some therapy for a short time? We've got you covered.
Weekly rentals available:
Leg Wear: $20 a week
Rugs and Blankets: $40 a week
If you decide to buy, the rental fees will be applied to the purchase price.
Email us to arrange pick up.
INTRODUCTION TO EQUINE NUTRITION
The equine feed and supplement business is a billion dollar industry. With new products coming on the market seemingly daily – it can be hard to keep up, if not become totally overwhelmed.
This seminar is about empowering YOU as a horse owner, in a safe space to learn and voice questions, understand ingredient lists and GA’s, to begin to gain knowledge in equine nutrition to make the best decisions for you, your horse and your budget.
This is a non-partisan event! We are representing no feed or supplement labels, so there is no ulterior motive to drive a particular product. What YOU want to know is our main agenda! Send us your preferred brands, feed labels and ingredients before the seminar and we will break them down with you as a group on this evening.
We will also talk about:
Understanding basic needs of equines
o Pasture pets, recreational riders, performance horses
o Hay analysis – how this could help your decision making
o How to break down a cost benefit analysis on a feed’s nutritional benefits vs cost per day
o How to reduce costs by understanding ingredients and mix your own feed
Demystifying Supplement Options
o Flax, fish, camelina, hemp, canola, corn - Oils and Omega’s are one of the hottest topics of the past few years! What are they, why do we feed them, understand their properties to gain knowledge to make your own decision on if your horse needs supplementation, and gain insight on how to choose the best option for you.
o Ulcers! Did you know 80% of performance horses and 50% of pasture horses have ulcers? How would you know if your horse is affected? We will show you some tips on recognizing ulcer pain, as well as talk about ulcer supplementation.
o Respiratory Support – A new study has come out indicating 80% of horses on a hay based diet suffer some form of respiratory inflammation or distress. Does your horse? We will review some early signs and symptoms, as well as talk about supplement ingredients available for respiratory health.
o No Hoof No Horse! So, if your horse is sound (right now), and their feet don’t crack – are they healthy? We will do a mini session on “reading feet” as well as talk about supplementation for hoof health, it’s not as complex as it may sound!
o And finally – joint health! How does the body support, absorb and utilize joint supplementation? Understanding your horse’s history, current and projected use can give you a great start on understanding if and what you may want to think about when it comes to supporting their joints, and we will go over the most popular joint supplement ingredients and their effects.
Trail and Wilderness Planning and Prevention
This one hour seminar (virtual or in person) talks about:
The 80/20 Rule
80% of first aid is the prevention of first aid
Understanding Your Role In an Emergency
What is your emergency reaction personality
What’s in Your First Aid Kit
What belongs in your trailer
What belongs in your saddle bags
What belongs on you at all times
The details someone you are not traveling with needs to know
Assessing horse and rider fitness
What are your plans B, C, D.