Lost Springs Farm's services includes standing several stallions, with mare care available for those who purchase a breeding. The facility offers two horse walkers, an indoor arena, and a hydrotherapy jacuzzi for those horses who need special therapy to recover from surgery or an injury. Deluxe horse stall accomodations are available for those horses in rehabilitation, or for those in training.
Initially hydrotherapy was utilized on thoroughbred race horses with bowed tendons, so they could be back in training in eight weeks, and racing in six months. But today old pleasure & hunt horses suffering from different degrees of lameness associated with arthritis are improving and returning to their normal gait. Young cutting & reining horses who are worked very hard as 2 & 3 year olds, may develop fetlock and hock problems which respond favorably to hydrotherapy. This allows them to return and compete in highly valued futurities and competitions. Twice daily cold hydrotherapy corrects inflammation without drug therapy, which might exclude them from competition.
You might be wondering how hydrotherapy works & what the benefits are for your horse. There are several factors that influence the outcome of the therapy. Water temperature effects the results, colder water is for pain relief and inflammation. Colder temperatures also prevent microorganisms (bacteria) from growing, so surgical or traumatic wounds do not get infected. The amount of dissolved oxygen in the colder water is also higher, so you get the healing effects of a hyperbaric chamber, plus it makes the horse relax more then in warmer water. Aeration (Bubbling) from the jacuzzi jets does two things, it massages the horse plus it increases the amount of oxygen in the water, so you have increased healing. Salts water baths may also be utilized to pull fluid out of wounds, and to clean the dead tissue away. The water depth that your horse enjoys also effects the pressure on tissues, and the speed of healing. We work hand in hand with your veternarian to obtain the optimal result for your horse. Cold spa therapy is a growing area of interest for competition horses, because it offers a preventative therapy for continuous concussive forces on their lower joints. Water hoses and cold running streams have now advanced to hydrotherapy jacuzzi spas, so techniques used by our ancestors are still in use today.
The entire property is fenced into several paddocks, utilizing pipe and cable fencing. Some paddocks feature loafing sheds, or their own private pond. There are several large hay meadows, and also an outdoor arena. Trail riding is available on the property along the creek, or back through several wooded acres. Please call us today to schedule your visit to our Polish Arabian Horse Farm. (903) 883-2650
If you would like more information about hydrotherapy for your horse, please call or e-mail us, we would be glad to answer any questions you might have!!
HYDROTHERAPY MAY BE A LIFESAVER FOR YOUR EQUINE ATHELETE!