Therapy & Rehabilitation

Reata Equine Hospital
Originating from one of the first all equine veterinary practices in Weatherford, Texas, Reata Equine Hospital sets out to be different for a reason. To stay relevant and progressive in a county replete with nationally recognized equine veterinarians you must maintain a level of commitment and attention to detail that matches those standards. The veterinarians at Reata Equine Hospital work daily to reach the ever increasing expectations set by themselves and their clients. The equine exclusive practice is owned by Dr. Cal Davis, and Dr. Justin High, with Dr. Christine Sutherland and Dr. Mary Bumgarner as associate veterinarians. The mission of Reata Equine Hospital is to provide excellence in equine veterinary care by educating and partnering with their clients in maintaining healthy horses, while maintaining a Biblically based standard of ethics and integrity. The doctors and staff at Reata say they are, “…client focused.” Truly the horse and its wellbeing come first, but not at the expense of what the client wants and needs. The doctors at Reata Equine believe being able to communicate in a clear and understandable way to their clients is a priority. Having a complete and correct diagnosis is vital, but so is knowing and understanding the variety of treatment options based on each client’s needs and expectations. The range of professional services offered include internal medicine, surgery and complete wellness care, but each of Reata’s doctors has a particular interest in multiple facets of equine practice including lameness and sports medicine, reproduction and stallion management, podiatry and chiropractics as well as, the care and rehabilitation of critically ill rescue cases. At Reata Equine Hospital they work to include all aspects of care for the horse, just as much as they do in meeting each client’s individual needs. 817-599-9635

Vluggen Institute
Equine osteopathy is gathering attention in the horse world as an increasingly valuable manual profession. This attention is most definitely deserved. The goal of the osteopath is to assist the equine body in finding balance and healing by removing potentially detrimental congestions and restrictions In motion, through the evaluation of not only the musculo-skeletal system, but also the cranio- sacral system and the visceral input as well. Through addressing the whole horse as an unity osteopathy locates the primary source of the issue. The most reputable institute to study equine osteopathy, by far, is the Vluggen Institute of Equine Osteopathy and Education. This Institute has students from all continents earning the accredited Equine Diplomat Osteopath EDO wordmark after graduation and are Governed by the International Registry of Equine Osteopaths (IREO). Only those that achieve the rigorous quality and standards set by the IREO are granted the wordmark EDO as a mark of quality and excellence in the field. The highly educated EDO’s are sought after to work within the horse community and in conjunction with veterinary medicine around the world. The Vluggen Institute offers classes in Germany, Europe and in Texas/USA. The education is a modular study over 2,5 till 4 years depending on previous education. For more information please visit their website or contact

MRI has for long been the imaging method of choice in human medicine, making it the gold standard for diagnosing pathology. Hallmarq’s Standing Equine MRI system brings the same diagnostic capability to equine clinical practice, with the equine patient at the forefront of every design decision. More often than not, the outcome of a conventional lameness work-up is a horse that blocks to a certain region but has no visible changes on X-ray or ultrasound. Response to treatment may be the only way to confirm or refute a potential diagnosis, and the horse may have to repeatedly return to the clinic for further examination. This pathway takes time and costs money, while the patient may lose condition and the injury gets worse. By visualising slices through tissue, MRI can quickly and precisely localise damage to both bone and soft tissues. Standing MRI identifies the specific cause of lameness in over 90% of cases. MRI is the only way to distinguish between the many different diseases underlying “navicular syndrome” in the foot. MRI of the fetlock and knee allows racehorse trainers to modify training to prevent poor performance and avoid the risk of serious injury Early, safe & accurate lameness diagnosis Almost twenty years later, and with 100 veterinary MRI systems installed in 24 countries worldwide, we continue our collaboration with the veterinary industry to deliver advanced imaging solutions for improved animal health. Visit

PulseVet Shock Wave Therapy
Veterinary shock wave therapy is an important tool that can be used in helping to manage a variety of equine musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. It is a non-invasive, high energy sound wave modality that can optimize your horse’s performance, significantly accelerate healing following an injury, and keep your horses feeling their best. Medically, shock waves cause a biological response at the cellular level that has been clinically proven and successfully used to treat tendon and ligament injuries, foot and heel pain, kissing spines, splints, osteoarthritis, and other chronic problems. Most equine medical insurance covers the treatment costs. There are several manufacturers of shock wave generators with extremely different output parameters, so it is important that your vet is using a clinically validated system. PulseVet, the global leader in veterinary shock wave technology, and the official shock wave of the US Equestrian Team Vets, the NCHA, NRCHA, NSBA, and Super Sires, manufactures the ProPulse shock wave device, which is made and serviced in the USA and backed by over 15 years of proven clinical research. A proven winner! To find a vet who offers PulseVet’s shock wave therapy, you may go online to

Texas Equine Hospital
At Texas Equine Hospital, our goal is to provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical services to the horse-owning public. We believe training and experience are the foundation from which state-of-the-art care is initiated. We also believe a key component of providing expert care is effective and personal client communication. The veterinarian-client relationship is the cornerstone of business that allows the delivery of professional, caring, and personalized service. Texas Equine Hospital and our employees take pride in our dedication to delivering the highest standards in equine veterinary medicine. As Christians, there is nothing we like better than serving you by providing the best possible care for your horses. Our prayer is to be a blessing in each of your lives. 979/778-2529

Equine Leg Magic
In 2004, an all-natural mineral supplement was formulated by K.C. Kelley, PhD for use in a rapidly growing yearling gelding. He contracted tendons in his front legs and was walking on both front fetlocks. The young colt was given Dr. Kelly’s formula and because of his rapid improvement in 8 weeks, it was then offered to other horse owners for use with their young horses with leg problems. In 2005, the company, Equine Leg Magic LLC, was formed to manufacture and market the mineral supplement. The product was named Equine Leg Magic due to customers referring to the supplement as Leg Magic. ELM has been found to have positive effects on a number of horse problems and injuries. Horses from minis to drafts — from 10 days of age to 37 years of age have been fed ELM. There have been positive results with issues including ringbone, soft tissue injuries, hoof problems, and joint issues. Equine Leg Magic LLC is dedicated to giving good service, answering questions concerning the possible use of ELM for your horses and providing a cost-effective product. When you buy ELM the packaging isn’t fancy (double zip lock bags) and 2nd day flat rate shipping is included in the pricing. 352-283-6331 • Website:

Outlaw Equine Rehab
At Outlaw Equine we offer a wide range of services in our rehabilitation facilities. A large percentage of the horses we see in the rehab are here to improve condition and train for optimum performance. Other horses are here for a specific injury and we use more of our regenerative therapies to help in the healing process to quicken the horse’s recovery time whenever possible. All horses in our rehab program are watched baseline and examined for any lameness or injury. During this initial exam, our veterinarians help our rehab staff to determine a plan for the horses during their stay at our rehabilitation facility. It is common for our team to develop a fitness program, nutrition and diet plan and/or a tailored rehab program to fit the horse’s needs and client’s goals for their stay. Rehab horses are rechecked biweekly by our veterinarians to help determine if any adjustment may need to be made. Our veterinarians always correspond with referring vets to help achieve the goals of the client and horse. Our rehabilitation center has been successful in treating many types of injuries and illnesses including but not limited to: post-surgery, tendon and ligament injuries, sprains/strains/EPM, neurological disorders, founder, arthritis, foot abscesses, laminitis, and neuropathy. It is our common goal to help every horse improve physically, mentally and nutritionally during their stay at OE. or call Texas Office 940-626-8387, Florida Office 772-370-0366

Hudson Aquatic Systems
Many people associate the use of Hudson Aquatic Systems’ AquaPacer underwater treadmill system with the rehabilitation of equine injuries. Unbridled Equine, in Batavia, Illinois, utilizes the AquaPacer Plus as one of the first approved modalities in a rehab horse’s schedule but has developed a successful “pre-hab” program for equine performance athletes. Prehab is participation in therapy-based movements and exercises in order to avoid injury or decrease pain. It is known as a proactive approach and can address deficits in strength, stability, range of motion, balance and overall joint function. “We started 7-year old Baileys in our performance program in November, and even though he was actively being ridden and shown, he lacked the strength of a true equine athlete,” said Katie Hawkins at Unbridled Equine. “We saw typical gait imbalances and underdeveloped hindquarters which led to compensatory patterns. After just one month in our pre-hab program, using the AquaPacer 3-4 times per week, Baileys had a significant improvement in his stamina and musculature. We were able to strengthen his hindquarters and top line which improved his flexibility and adjustability under saddle.” The AquaPacer allows you to adjust the water level and treadmill speed, as well as temperature to customize each workout. “One thing we like most about the AquaPacer is that we are able to vary the workout each day, often within the same session,” said Hawkins. “We fill the tank up above his hocks and tread him for 10 minutes. Over the next 10 minutes we lower the water height incrementally so that when the workout is complete, the water height is down to his fetlocks. As an added bonus, we are able to drain the machine, switch to the cold salt water and allow him to soak as a way to take care of any post workout inflammation.” Unbridled Equine believes that using the AquaPacer as part of a pre-hab program will help prevent the need for future rehab, which is the goal for all equine athletes. Learn more and contact Hudson about how you can add an AquaPacer underwater treadmill system to your facility for pre-hab, rehab, conditioning, training, and wellness.

Therasage Equine Massage
Therasage Equine Massage Certification Offers Horses Comfort and Students Careers Greg Gage, L.M.T., E.S.M.T, began his career in massage more than 30 years ago leading him to apply his knowledge and depth of human and small animal massage to horses, thus leading into the development of Therasage Equine Massage Certification. For more than 20 years now, Gage has trained thousands of students in Equine Massage all over the world and has worked with the industry’s top horse trainers. With Therasage EMC, Gage specializes in trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, along with stretching and injury prevention for all levels. Within the certification program, students spend four full days in one-on-one personal instruction and hands-on-horses learning to ensure a broad equine experience, including, total-body equine massage, trigger points, pre- and post-event massage, tendon and ligament massage, discipline-specific massage and more. In addition to these important techniques, the Therasage EMC Certification Program helps students through practical education of enhanced science, business skills, marketing, and career development, and potential employment. Upon successful completion of the program, students are considered trained professional equine massage therapists. Gage and Therasage EMC are often personally sought after by leading trainers such as John and Josh Lyons, Dan James, Tom and Mandy McCutcheon and equine professionals throughout the US and internationally, as a result of successful outcomes. Currently, Therasage has Certification Programs scheduled this summer and fall including North Carolina, July 8-11; Ohio, August 25-28; Minnesota, September 23-26; Texas, November 4-7; Arizona November 11-24; and Wisconsin, December dates to be determined. For more information on Therasage EMC, visit, or call 866-301-7486.