We love and respect our horses

If rehabilitation for an injury or health issue is required, Westana can maintain your horse’s fitness level with a carefully supervised exercise program while they go through rehab. Also our state of the art equipment helps speed up up the recovery time needed to get your horse quickly back to health and well being. The result is a shorter rehabilitation time saving you time and money.

Rehabilitation

Advanced Equipment and Technology

Westana features equipment with the most advanced technology for the health and wellness of your horse.
Some of our advanced equipment includes:

EQUINE WATER TREADMILL

This unique treadmill is the latest state of the art equipment that uses water to rehabilitate horses with soft tissue and joint injuries. The benefits are amazing! It allows the horses to be exercised at walk speeds, in water up to shoulder height while reducing the friction between articulation joints. Horses experience a reduction in pain and swelling as well as an increase in circulation to assist healing. The buoyancy of the horse reduces the weight bearing impact on the limbs by 40% – 60%, decompressing the joints. It also provides resistance to the limb which may induce needed gait modifications that can then be incorporated into the rehab program.

Other benefits may include:

  • Reduced recovery time
  • Improves performance
  • Accelerates conditioning
  • Encourages muscle development
  • Increases cardiovascular fitness
  • Improves flexibility
  • Minimizes performance injuries
  • Promotes correct posture and a balanced gait

DRY TREADMILL

  • Smooth and cushioned training surface for a low impact workout- Ability to control intensity by adjusting incline and speed
  • Horses can get controlled exercise with reduced load
  • Exercise allows for conditioning and strengthening of specific muscle groups
  • Treadmills allow the legs to be stressed at a constant load without variation in surface
  • Horse will build muscle tone, endurance and stamina
  • Permits horse to be in optimal training and fitness condition for competition

Equine Vibration Table With Solarium

Finally a massage system for horses! This technology helps to increase the circulation for rehabilitation after injuries, or before or after training. It is a comfortable and relaxing way of increasing the blood circulation and relaxing the muscles. The top and back of the horse are heated with IR lamps in a solarium unit over the horses back.

THERAPEUTIC EQUINE SPA

This is original therapeutic “salt water” spa for horses. It was designed using cold water to help horses recover from cuts, tendon problems, flare ups and general conditioning

The Spa is proven to greatly ald the treatment of common lower
leg injuries to the horse including:

  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Bone damage or shin soreness
  • Joint conditions
  • Fractures and splints
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Healing of wounds
  • Increased hoof growth
  • Laceration and infections of lower limbs
  • Jarr-up, concussion

Before and After pictures of Horse Rehabilitation that have been completed at our facility.

BOARDING

Indoor Boarding

  • Indoor Boarding
  • Daily turn out and bring in unless horse is unable to go outside for health reasons
  • Stall cleaned daily
  • Feed and water buckets cleaned daily
  • Unlimited hay
  • Breakfast (oats & sweet feed mix)
  • Dinner (beet pulp, oats, sweet feed mix, oil, salt & vitamins)
  • Nightcheck (top up water and hay. Also receive a snack of horse crunch)

Outdoor Boarding

  • Horses can be incorporated into a group or have an individual pen
  • Safe 4 plank wood with wire mesh fencing
  • Automatic waterer and shelter in every pen/pasture
  • Checked on 3 times/day
  • Unlimited hay
  • Dinner consists of beet pulp, oats, sweet feed mix, oil, salt & vitamins
  • Special feed requirements can be requested by Owner

Foaling Services

  • Oversized foaling stalls with cameras
  • Programmable lights
  • Electronic monitoring (Foal Alert) for pregnant mares
  • Weaning Pens
  • Experienced staff