"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!
Prime Equine proudly teaches Equi-Health Canada, Equi-First Aid USA and International Board Certified Courses. All participants receive a certificate of completion, comprehensive manual, and all of our courses are eligible for continuing education credits with many professional associations.
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.
EQUINE HEALTH AND EMERGENCY FIRST AID
Equine First Aid is the assistance provided to your horse, until you can arrange veterinary care, preparing your horse for transport to the vet; or in extreme circumstances when a veterinarian is not available - what you can do for your horse.
This fun and interactive day will cover:
- Rules of First Aid and your role
- How to take proper vital signs techniques and what to watch for
- Conditioning your horse to accept treatment
- Pain source identification
- Alleviating back pain
- Stretching for injury prevention
- Assessing lacerations and punctures
- Understanding basic anatomy
- Proper bandaging techniques
- Wound care
- Digestive distress - Colic, Ulcers, Choke & what you can do until the vet arrives
- Cast recovery, collapse, and shock
- Hoof issues – recognition of early intervention protocols
ADVANCED EQUINE FIRST AID
This course is for previous equine first aid students, and/or the experienced horse owner (no pre-requisite class required)
This Advanced course provides you extensive information for severe emergencies that require immediate intervention while waiting for your vet to arrive, proper preparation for transport to the vet, or in extreme cases, when veterinary intervention is not available.
Hands on, interactive and fast paced - we will cover:
- Confirmation traits - assessing a horse for the job you need them to do, also including health, habits, and vices
- Toxicity and poisoning - Identifying toxic plants - around home and beyond
- Biosecurity and Disease Transmission
- Sever Lacerations
- Chest cavity punctures
- Burns, bites, poisoning
- Tendon, ligament, stifle damage
- Shock, hypothermia
- Exhaustion, heat stroke
- Rescuing trapped horses
DISASTER PLANNING AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
It is a situation that no one wants to have to be prepared to handle. But without a plan, our farms and livestock are at greater risk during emergent situations.
This clinic is going to be raw and real - as we learn together and practice hands on at our facility how to identify the risks on the property and in the barn, learn how to assess your property and make evacuation plans, and understand options in the event of an emergency situation!
This course is a must for ANY livestock owner, whether you live on your own farm, or you board your horses, and if you ever attend an equine facility with your four legged friend!
We will train you in:
- Fire prevention
- Planning for and executing safe evacuation procedures
- Hidden dangers and responding to first aid emergencies.
It also covers what to do in natural disasters such as flooding, wild fires, ice storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and more. Don't be unprepared - we can help you help your animals.