Rehabilitation

Ivy House Stables provides expert rehabilitation for horses recovering from injury and post-operation. The Ivy House Stables team has worked with racehorses, competition horses and happy hackers alike, bringing them back to full health.

The team works with vet referrals and their discharge recommendations to tailor rehab programmes to the individual needs of the horse.

Top class facilities, including an equine pool (details below) are all available on site. The spacious walker, with room for 8 horses, has rubber flooring and is on a huge circle to assist in the horses recovery process.

Contact Emma to discuss your horse's needs and enquire about Ivy House Stables rehab services.

 

Facilities

  • Equine pool
  • Solarium
  • Horse walker
  • Indoor school
  • Outdoor school
  • Spacious stables

Before & After

Racehorse rehabilitation: Before

Racehorse rehabilitation: Before

local competition/hunting horse: before

local competition/hunting horse: before

happy hacker: before

happy hacker: before

Racehorse rehabilitation: After (3 months of swimming)

Racehorse rehabilitation: After (3 months of swimming)

local competition/hunting horse: after (5 weeks of swimming)

local competition/hunting horse: after (5 weeks of swimming)

happy hacker:  AFTER (1 WEEK OF WALKER & 3 WEEKS OF SWIMMING)

happy hacker: AFTER (1 WEEK OF WALKER & 3 WEEKS OF SWIMMING)

 

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Equine Pool

Ivy House Stables equine pool offers a fantastic training aid in all areas of equine care - with swimming to replace work or to assist in recovery from injury.

The equine pool is located inside the American-style barn which also boasts spacious stables, indoor arena, horse walker and a solarium. The pool itself is circular and this enables each horse to do continuous exercise (depending on physique and fitness). Each individual session is tailored to the horse's swimming ability and fitness level.

The pool has a three pump filtration system with drip fed chlorination to keep the water clean and clear. It has a maximum depth of 12ft and PH and chlorination levels are checked three times a day to ensure the water is safe.

Solarium

After the swimming session the horse is treated in the solarium where infra-red lights are used to dry off, which is an enjoyable experience and a well-earned rest with the heat on its back. Most importantly the radiant heat energy penetrates the skin into the underlying muscle tissue and helps stimulate blood circulation. This improves muscle elasticity thereby helping to reduce time to recover from injury.


Testimonials

We use the facilities at Ivy House regularly for a number of horses and always receive a professional service, the horses are always well cared for by experienced and friendly staff.

— Joey Richards, Greystoke Racing Stables, Greystoke


"We’ve several thoroughbreds with Emma including racehorses taking time out, some transitioning to another career and a retired broodmare. Emma and her team are experienced and passionate and facilities and paddocks are first class in beautiful, safe and sheltered surroundings. They clearly sprinkle “magic dust” since all horses thrive in a relaxed, happy environment."

- Suzanne & Nigel Williams, Tower Place Bloodstock, Edinburgh


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