At Country Ridge Stables, we promise to provide you and your horse with the highest level of care and service. Our grooms are very knowledgeable and professional. The trainers, along with our stable manager and grooms, work together to insure that the individual needs of each horse and rider are attended to.The full care of your horse includes daily turn-out (weather permitting) and stall cleaning. Hay and grain are also fed three times daily and can be customized for the health of each horse. Groom service and post ride care is also included along with blanketing, mane care, basic clipping and personal tack lockers.
The treadmill is the perfect tool to help improve your horse’s endurance and increase muscle mass – without the weight of the rider. Treadmill sessions are beneficial for horses of all ages and training levels. It is the perfect way to maintain your horse’s top line, gain muscle fitness in the back legs and hindquarters, and improve overall balance and coordination. It is a low stress, high intensity workout all done at the walk. Horses on the treadmill can benefit by becoming more flexible, stronger, and less prone to injury. It can also be used to rebuild strength and provide exercise for a horse coming back from an injury. The treadmill has customizable time, speed and inclines that can be altered to fit your horse’s specific needs. Packages are available to work together with each horse’s individual training program.
Country Ridge also offers cold laser therapy exclusively through Equilite Limited. Amanda Santowski, daughter of Country Ridge owner Ann Marie Santowski, has worked in the rehabilitation department at a local animal hospital where she first learned about the benefits of cold laser therapy. Seeing the results on dogs and cats, it was clear there was a need for this in the horse world.
Amanda is a Certified Laser Technician and has extended her knowledge of laser therapy to horses. Cold laser therapy helps reduce inflammation, initiates healing, and decreases rehabilitation time. Each treatment is specifically catered to the horse’s needs and is a painless, non-invasive therapy. Laser therapy helps with numerous issues, including open wounds, tendonitis, and soft tissue injuries.
Magna Wave PEMF treatments offered through Forest Hill Healing can help locate weaknesses and soreness in areas that may need additional attention. It works by reducing inflammation and brings oxygen and blood flow to the treated area. Magna Wave sessions before and after competition can help increase muscle recovery. It can be used to treat tendon tears, abscesses, as well as back and neck soreness.