New Equestrian Services coming soon!!
Serosun Farms Equine Services is excited to announce the launch of a new wellness program at Serosun Farms Equestrian Center. Ultimate horse care and welfare has always been the goal for Jane Stickland throughout her forty four year equestrian career.
From managing a barn and show team in high school, to running a horse sales and training business in various locales and in 2001 building the Serosun Farms world class equestrian facility, she has always pursued excellence in horse care and management as the basis for competitive success.
Jane’s experience was focused on hunters and jumpers in the 1970’s, eventing in the 1970’s to 2000 and importing jumpers from Europe since 2001. Her experience in training numerous horses over the years has given her diverse challenges as no two horses are exactly alike in physical and mental capacity. “It’s the old saying of if I had the tools and knowledge that I have now back in the day!” per Jane. “Keeping event horses sound in the old three-day format and jumpers at the low/high/grand prix level requires a lot of knowledge and attention to detail. The technical level that the horses need to reach is the same but the path to get there has to be tailored to the individual horse. These horses are essentially professional athletes and need to be managed accordingly because the availability to continue training is required to reach the upper levels. The more time the horses are sidelined with injuries sets the program back and ultimately can limit how far they go.”
So to get to the crux of what would be ideal is they don’t get injured in the first place. This really applies to all horses, competitive or not because people make the investment to own a horse to enjoy the riding experience and if all your doing is spending money on vet bills, it’s not much fun.
Jane wanted to have success and longevity with her horses in competition but always believed she would inevitably reach those goals if her horses were foremost happy and healthy in their job. So to get to where Serosun Farms Equine Services is today is the constant search for better ways to manage supportive equine therapies that are non-invasive, drug free, stress free, targeted and most effective.
The time has arrived to share the knowledge and expertise we have brought together through our new Cutting Edge Laser Therapy Services (www.celasers.com) and the collaboration of our Equine Wellness partners. The three general pillars that laser therapy provides great benefit to the equine athlete are:
- Accelerate the rehabilitation and healing of many common lameness disorders.
- Maintain the peak performance with any equine athletic discipline.
- Prevent the occurrence or recurrence of athletic injuries.
One of the most important aspects of equine sports medicine includes the maintenance of these athletes at their highest level of performance. Deep-tissue laser therapy is an invaluable tool for this endeavor. All athletes have to endure the rigors of training. This training results in pain and soreness. Periodic therapeutic laser applications allow these equine athletes to recover faster and therefore train more efficiently.
The ability to use laser therapy to prevent injuries is often overlooked or even considered non-efficacious. How important would it be to establish blood flow and elasticity within the tissues of the suspensory tendon, in an equine athlete that is predisposed to stress in this anatomical area, before a competitive event? Deep penetrating laser therapy accomplishes this goal as well as providing muscle tissue therapy to support the joints and keep the horses moving at their optimal level.
An analogy to this application is currently being used by athletic trainers. A high percentage of Major League Baseball pitchers are having a therapy session applied to both shoulders and elbows before their scheduled start. This preventive application technique has allowed them to warm up more efficiently and perform at a higher level. After the game, these same pitchers receive additional treatment to allow them to recover faster and stay in the starting rotation.
In summary, Laser therapy is a very effective and safe therapy and is cumulative in effect. Each treatment is complementary to the last on a cellular level. Each case is unique and a therapeutic goal/plan will be established setting realistic expectations for the owner or trainer. Proper shoeing, dental care and saddle fitting are imperative to achieving optimal results. A few of our wellness partners include a top class chiropractic practitioner and long line rehab and training services.We are currently using the laser now with amazing results. Jane has received her MLS laser therapy training and certification and is actively treating horses at this time. There is a grand opening educational event and celebration with wine and appetizers taking place on Thursday, June 28 starting at 5:00 p.m. There will be guest speakers, demonstrations and representatives of the Cutting Edge Laser Therapy product attending as well as Serosun wellness partners. To find out additional information about these exciting services or to attend the event, contact Jane Stickland at 847-922-9809.