Equine Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
Please find below a list of the most common questions with their answers that we get asked. While this list is not exhaustive we hope that it will help, however if you have any other questions, please contact us and we will be happy to answer them.
Do I need to get my Vet's approval?
Equine therapists work under the Veterinary Act (1966) which requires that permission is sought from your vet before you commence any treatment of any kind on your horse. We would of course be happy to discuss the nature of any recommended treatment with your vet before any therapy takes place.
What do I need to do to prepare my horse?
Nothing needs to be done in advance of our visit, however it is helpful if the horse is indoors and preferably dry and clean. In order to achieve the maximum benefit from the therapy, it helps if the horse is also relaxed, so please bring the animal in and allow it to settle before we arrive.
What do you need to know about my horse in advance?
Any information that you can provide about the horse's background and it's condition is always helpful, however we will ask a full range of questions when we visit. This may include questions about the horse's history, any injuries or traumas that it may have experienced, it's feeding, worming and exercise programme. These all help us to identify what may be causing the problem and to recommend the most relevant therapy
Do I need to bring my horse to you for treatment?
No, we will visit your horse at its "home". This ensures that it is in it's most familiar surroundings and able to relax to achieve maximum benefit from any therapy.
Can you guarantee results?
As with any therapy, treatment is not guaranteed. However, most animals respond very well and show distinct improvement after treatment.
Will I need more than one treatment?
Each horse is treated on an individual basis, and the number of treatments may vary depending on each individual problem and it's complexity. After we have examined the animal we will discuss our recommendations with you before undertaking any therapy so that you are fully aware of how many treatments may be needed and their associated costs.
How long does the treatment last?
The initial visit includes a full examination of the animal and normally takes between and hour and an hour and a half. If any further therapy is required, please allow up to an hour.
Are there any after effects?
We would not expect there to be any after effects after therapy. The horse should be more relaxed and we therefore recommend that it is allowed to rest quietly after treatment.