Equine Sport Solutions (ESS),
is a veterinary practice based out of Colorado Springs, promoting the pursuit of excellence in the equestrian sport.

Rehabilitation Programs

Equine Sport Solutions offers innovative and unique therapeutic programs. Our approach is to provide treatment that is well rounded, using the special expertise of our sports medicine horse veterinarian.

Historically, treatment options for horses were limited to medical or even surgical management, but with renewed understanding related to advances in human medical techniques, rehabilitation for horses has expanded to include a wide variety of therapies. At our Colorado Springs practice, our horse veterinarian has received special post-doctorate training focused in rehabilitative modalities that go beyond the traditional approach. At Equine Sport Solutions, we believe that not every injury is identical, so therefore not every remedy should be the same. That is why we conduct thorough examinations to determine the precise injury and secondary compensations that need to be rehabilitated.

Our horse veterinarian can customize a rehabilitative program that fits the needs of both the horse and owner. Design protocols are specific to the injury diagnosed and typically consist of a combination of several modalities:

  • Rest
  • Warm/cold therapy
  • Controlled exercise
  •  Stretching
  •  Special tasks/maneuvers
  •  +/- swimming
  • Diet
  • Medications/treatments
  • Alternative therapies
  • Massage
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Re-assessments

Specific volume, time, and type of exercise are outlined by our horse veterinarian in each program. Always, owner concerns regarding time and cost restrictions are taken into consideration, and programs are modified accordingly.

Equine Sport Solutions customized equine rehabilitative programs are both traditional and alternative. Our mission is to enhance the quality of the life for your horse, and in turn, the quality of life for you and your equestrian endeavors.