Our first Spa patient with a baby at Danven Arabians. All went off smoothly as long as mum had food and baby could see mum. Such special animals.
ECB spa owner (and one of Spain's leading dressage riders) Beatriz Ferrer-Salat with her new Water Treadmill /
The name Davison is synonymous to the world of Dressage and Showjumping, and this month, they added an ECB Equine Spa to their portfolio of equine equipment. Richard is a four time Olympian in Dressage and his sons Tom and Joe are both successful Showjumpers, representing Great Britain, many times, at different levels. Click for more about Davison Equestrian.
ECB makes cold saltwater spas for human athletes in addition to our equine clients... so not only do some of the horses competing at the Olympics use our spa, but some human Olympians such tennis champion and gold medalist Andy Murray!
Here is an interesting article regarding Olympians who are involved with horse racing!
Olympic athletes love competition and horse racing is one outlet where many of them get their fix in the offseason (or year-round). Read up on some of the current and past Olympians involved in Thoroughbred racing and get ready for Rio's opening ceremonies this Friday.
CLICK HERE to read the article...
The words “tendon injury” fill most horse owners with dread. But even with a poor initial prognosis for tendon injuries in horses, there can be a happy ending, as show horse Pink Floyd proves.
The successful large hack qualified for Horse of the Year Show two years ago — during his first season competing in the show ring — and his owner, Sarah Briggs, envisaged an exciting career ahead. But less than a week after returning from Birmingham, the 16hh gelding severed a tendon and his future looked bleak.
“He was only six and had his whole life in front of him,” says Sarah, who bought the half-brother of multi-titled Pearly King as an unbroken three-year-old.
A son of Kilvington Scoundrel, in 2013 Floyd progressed from novice to open large hack classes with Loraine Homer in the saddle. The pair claimed five championship titles and stood reserves on two occasions.
“No one saw Floyd injure himself because he was in the field. He might have been playing around, and caught himself with a hind leg. Suddenly the girls on the yard saw that he was on three legs and called me.”
Tendon injury treatment
The first few days are critical following a tendon injury. Pedantic care, veterinary attention and the horse being a good patient are vital.
“Floyd had good days and I began to hope, but also bad days where he looked uncomfortable. Scans confirmed it was a severe injury, but I wanted to give him a chance.”
Floyd spent six months at Radway Equine Rehabilitation Centre, which is run by Fiona Elliott, a vet at the Hook Norton practice.
Spa treatments became key to the horse’s recovery.
“Floyd didn’t even like stepping in puddles, so at first he was sedated. But by the end he was so relaxed that he would doze in the spa,” recalls Sarah.
Half way through his rehabilitation Floyd was able to walk in slow, straight lines, progressing to large circles and, as the walking increased, spa time decreased.
Read the full article in Horse&Hound
“I have used the ECB Spa for several years and find it invaluable for keeping all levels of my horses fit and strong.” — Henriette Andersen, Dressage, Gloucestershire, UK
Henriette was born in Denmark but became a British citizen, encouraged by British dressage, in 2000.
Results speaks for themselves and with 7 national championships and numerous of young horse championships under her belt, Henriette has proved that she is a serious producer of dressage horses from youngsters to international Grand Prix horses.
Henriette is successfully competing internationally for Great Britain and was reserve for the World Championship in Kentucky 2010
Henriette is currently competing two Grand prix horses and has several young hopes in the stables.
For more information on Henriette, visit her website at Furlong Farm
We love hearing from our clients! International Event Rider Nick Gauntlett says of his new ECB Spa "Having only had the spa in the yard for about 2 months, we don't know what we did without it! It's proving invaluable for keeping the horses precious legs in tip top shape..."
Nick's spa is available for outside bookings and rehabilitation treatments - let us know if you're interested, or contact Nick Gauntlett Eventing
An ECB Cold Salt Hydrotherapy Spa, has been installed at Nick Gauntlett's Chescombe Farm. Nick and the team will use the spa routinely to prevent lower leg injuries and reduce swelling after strenuous exercise. If injuries do occur it will speed and strengthen healing greatly...
The team is very excited with the new addition to the yard and hope it will keep the horses in tiptop condition. It's also available for hire or rehabilitation livery, so spread the word!!
For more on Nick Gauntlett and the facility, CLICK HERE
Watch a video overview of the ECB Equine Spa - see how it work! Cold Salt Hydrotherapy is used to treat and prevent a multitude of injuries in 35°F / 2°C saltwater. The spa has successfully addressed virtually all lower leg injuries. Treatment temperature alone induces a massive rush of blood and circulation which otherwise would not be present. This drug free therapy can be used for injury prevention and also to increase mobility and reduce swelling in the limbs before and after competitive events and training.
A new rehab centre has opened just outside Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Owned and managed by Zoe Taylor, the centre boasts an ECB Equine Spa alongside a High Speed Treadmill and many other facilities and services.
The purpose built yard is state of the art with CCTV in each stable, allowing owners to observe their horse through the internet.
Zoe has years of experience with horses, competing in Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing. Working side by side with local Vets, nutritionists and other equine professionals Taylored Equestrian is a first class facilty offering a first class service.
“Escapado received intensive ECB Spa treatment for a bruised sole prior to the Athens Olympics. Without the Spa we probably would not have been able to compete.”
— Rowena Luard, owner of Escapado, Dressage Horse of the Year 2004, Gloucestershire, UK