We love and respect our horses

As a horse owner, trainer or veterinarian, you know how challenging it is to transport horses to different facilities to receive the care they need. Now the Westana Centre, located just 13 km (8 miles) north of Red Water, Alberta, offers a full service, safe and cost effective alternative for the rehab and/or training of your horse.

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.


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
  • Reduced recovery time
  • Improves performance
  • Accelerates conditioning
  • Encourages muscle development

Equine Relaxed Massage

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 the 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 aid the treatment of common lower leg injuries to the horse including:

Other benefits may include:

  • Reduced recovery time
  • Improves performance
  • Accelerates conditioning
  • Encourages muscle development
  • Reduced recovery time
  • Improves performance
  • Accelerates conditioning
  • Encourages muscle development