Equine Therapy Treatments

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Rachel is located in Port Albert, Wellsford. She works in the North, and West Auckland and will travel as far as Whangarei. 

First Treatment is $100-110 in the Auckland area, includes visual check of  the saddle.

Follow up treatment cost is $100-$110 in the Auckland area. 

 

The first treatment takes approximately 1 1/4 hour. The assessment procedure includes checking:
 
  • for pain points and sore muscles
  • the horses posture and how this will influence the way of going
  • full range of movement of the joints of spine
  • movement evaluation if suitable area.
  • feeding of supplements and feeds
  • saddle fitting
  • work programme
  • spinal adjustments

The Bioptron light is used to stimulate the bodies healing process and to release sore tight muscles when needed.

Massage, pressure points and release techniques are also used.
Treatments: Most horses need 2 treatments which are spaced one - four weeks  apart. If the horse has a major injury more treatments will be required. Maintence treatments can also be scheduled every 4-9 weeks, or longer depending on your horse.
Equine thermal imaging can be done prior to treatment or on a separate day for an extra cost.
 
 

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Even the small ones need treatment.
 

Times When I Should get My Horse Checked Out

  •  After the winter months when there is lots of mud. Due to mud, horses walk in a different way which puts strain on there body, especially the back and shoulder muscles.

  • After a period of lameness due to a stone bruise or joint pain/strain.

  • After an accident, even if the horse appears normal. In some cases it can take a few weeks before symptoms surface.

  • Under a badly fitting saddle.

  • At the end of the season before you turn the horse out. Insures that the horse is pain free and can have a good holiday.
 
  • When the ground is hard a horse can jar up and become sore in the muscles.