RITA SKIORSKI AND GOLDIE
Goldie came in from the pasture one afternoon with excessive swelling on her abdomen. Thinking that she had laid on a bed of ants, I hosed her down gave her some Banamine and put her in the stall for the night. The next day it was worse and looked like several bites on her abdomen. My vet suggested I send her to the Equine Performance Center for hydrotherapy. After several treatments her abdomen cleared and she is doing great. The staff at EPC was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. They would get Goldie in for treatment within 24 hours of a phone call to them. I am a firm believer in hydrotherapy treatment and would recommend it. I would also recommend EPC. They were wonderful to Goldie.
KAY MOODY AND BLUE
Our Quarter Horse gelding, Double T Blue Chip’s recovery has been greatly accelerated because of the treatment he received while at EPC. The many training and therapeutic options available at your facility are perfect to select the program necessary for the best results for the horses. “Blue” made it back to the show arena (not a dry eye in the building by the way) earlier than he would have without the treatments. The personnel were wonderful to work with and even gave “Blue” his daily dose of carrots and peppermints. We looked forward to our weekly email updates and felt very confident he was receiving the best of care.
ASHLEY LEITH AND ESB IRISH DOCTRINE AKA”DOC”
The Equine Performance Center has been critical in bring Doc back to top form after his joint infection last fall. The facility has a friendly, professional staff and a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment. It is so wonderful to have such a great resource virtually in my backyard! Thank you for helping us get to Rolex-
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GWEN AJAR AND DUALIN
Incredible Dualin is a 10 year-old Quarter Horse who has been working hard at working cows for more than five years after becoming “bored” with. Since moving to Florida, Dulan spent a few months with a cow horse trainer who recognized his niche at working cows, then spent a summer in Montana learning more, is currently shown by myself in Working Cow horse events and is ridden at home at least 5 days a week.
Last summer I began to notice some reluctance in his right lead departures, and during his stops, spins and turns on the fence. He started dragging a hind lead for no apparent reason and did not have his usual attitude when going in the pen. Many people advised me to have his hocks injected but that was a last resort for me, since I wasn’t totally convinced his hocks were the problem; so on impulse I stopped at EPC one day out of curiosity, and was immediately fascinated with not only their facility, buts mostly with the attitude of the staff. Every person I met was welcoming, interested and seemed very knowledgeable without any trace of a “hard sell”.
They recommended trying electromagnetic therapy and I cautiously agreed. During Dualin’s first treatment it was immediately obvious when the approached his right shoulder and left hip that he was in fact pretty muscle sore. On the same day of that treatment, I hauled 3 hours to a horse show and rode him that same evening. I was astounded at the difference in his way of moving (much softer), he picked up his right lead every time (with NO hesitation as was evident before) and his attitude was outstanding! One more interesting point, I never told my farrier what I had done and when he came to reset Dualin’s shoes a few weeks later, he asked me what had changed in Dualin’s routine, since he was seeing a huge difference in the wear of his shoes as well as the ease with which he held his foot up when he was being shod…
The results are obvious to any knowledgeable horse owner; I cannot say enough about EPC and especially commend the staff who each go above and beyond with the horse’s welfare foremost in their minds. I have several other candidates to challenge them with, but have no doubt they will solve anything I can give them.
Equine Performance Center has the knowledge and experience combined with the best care and state-of-the-art equipment available. I am glad I tried them and I highly recommend them to anyone in need of rehab, therapy, or top-flight conditioning.