Professional Equine Therapist, Instructor and Trainer that travels to you and your horse. I am available in Strathmore, AB and surrounding areas. If you have any questions about my service or your horse lets chat! Thanks for my blog, your horse will thank you too!











Horses For Sale

Kairo

Outstanding deal for the right match.
Friendly 11 y/o Morab gelding. Lovely mover stands 15.1 hh, lots of jump and work ethic. Tons of potential for the knowledgable, confident novice-intermediate rider in lessons or experienced rider. Needs someone who is patient and willing to develop the relationship. Bold, brave and willing. Lots of personality and charm.
Correct, sound and always healthy. UTD everything incl dental. Shown 2'6 jumper and hunters 2013 and was easy to show. Loves jumping!! Great start on changes. Experience in western and out on the trails alone and in group. Good with cows. Great whoa, neck reins and can be ridden on a loose rein. Been ridden regularly in training program since March 2013.
$3000


RK Equine Lessons & Training

Offering professional Western Horsemanship lessons and training. My lesson program is best suited for beginner to intermediate riders. Depending on what you and your horse need will determine the lesson program. I assist riders with equitation as well as getting their horse broke. Whether its a vice you need fixing, improving your horsemanship or finishing your greenie, I can help you learn what YOU need to do to have a well mannered broke horse. I am a fully insured coach/trainer and am a current member of the AEF.

Lessons:

Lessons focus on teaching fundamental horsemanship to encourage a habit of safety, respect and knowledge. My lessons offered are open to green horses and teaching people how to train their horse on their own. I have a background in western,  re-training, broodmares, colts and can assist those who want to achieve a working relationship with their horse.
Contact me for prices and details about lessons




Training:

Due to time restraints and a new baby, I am not taking in any training horses at this time. Lessons are still available.

I specialize in conditioning/tune ups, re-training and on occassion, colt starting. I have a gentle approach, that involves patience, confidence and assertiveness. I focus on how the horse is feeling, thinking and responding, to effectively progress the horse in the training program.

Feel free to contact me to discuss your situation as to see if my program is the right fit for you and your horse.



RK Equine Chiropractic Therapy

I am a current member of the Alberta Association of Complimentary Equine Therapy
Please visit aacet.ca to learn more about the association and modality speicific therapists available in Alberta.

Equine therapy is beneficial to your horses movement, balance and body - not to mention that ever so important attitude! If you have an athlete that is having a bit of trouble reaching his potential, he may be imbalanced in the body due to lack of mobilty in the joints and/or muscle tension. My therapy helps horses recover from lameness, past injuries, poor saddle fit and training programs. Sometimes your horse may not show signs of pain (what a heart!) but just seem "off" and you can feel it. These horses are great candidates for some bodywork! A prevention and maintenance program can be a little as one treatment a year!


Prices:

Treatment: $80

Discounts on multiple horses and feedlot horses. Mileage may be charged based on area.

Treatment Includes:

Assessment: Examination of conformation, movement, spinal and skeletal alignment, superficial muscle tension, injuries and lameness. All joints are examined for misalignment except the lower extremities. I also will look at your saddle and fit, included in the treatment session.

Stretches and Suggestions: I will likely show you stretches that can help keep your horse in alignment, as well as possible supplements, exercises or homeopathy that may benefit your horse.

Chiropractic: After the examination is complete, I then perform all the adjustments as needed. I use gentle, yet quick manipulation methods to adjust the subluxated vertebrae as well as on misaligned joints of the skeletal structure.

Stress Point Release and Massage: You can’t do one without the other! I compliment the treatment by using stress point and massage techniques. The focus is on the superficial muscles relating to the body pain. Most horses that need treatment, show signs of pain within their muscles, usually caused by compensation due to imbalances. This part of my treatment will release tension and stress in the localized area, increasing blood flow and promoting oxygen to the area which help flush out toxins.

Every horse is different, and a puzzle! My therapy offers some answers to ailments that sometimes get us stumped! It’s a great preventative way to keep your horse sound or helps aid in the recovery of body pain.

Equine therapy does not replace veterinary care. Always contact your vet first if serious injury or illness has occurred.

Horses SOLD!




AWESOME DEAL - 2003 AMERICAN JOCKEY CLUB TB MARE

Pedigree:






Awesome stands 16hh, dark bay, quiet and willing. Big heart in this mare and great mind. Awesome stands for farrier and mounting. Loads, ties and is well mannered. Softening to the bit well, yields, backs, haunch and forehand turns. Sound with good feet and conformation. Will be a fantastic pleasure or all around horse for an intermediate rider.




DOCS DIAMOND FOLLY - 2001 AQHA MARE 

Pedigree:




Diamond stands 15hh, Dark buckskin with good conformation. She is quiet, willing and kind. Diamond will be a fun all around, she rides western and a bit of english, has stops, turnarounds and neck reins. She will be suitable for an intermediate rider.
Lunging video available at: http://youtu.be/fjhCMSg7Em8



ICE - 2002 QH/TB GELDING 

Ice is well broke. Started on the pattern and is doing very well. If your looking for a barrel project that will win you some money next year, dont pass him up! Knows the pattern and gives a ton of HEART and TRY for his rider. Long stride, covers ground with ease. Very balanced and picks up leads no problem. Ice likes having a job and likes to do it fast. He is very respectful and will listen with out a fight. No vices. Ice stands quiet, very patient and is a horse owners dream with manners.
His history is he has been a mountain trail horse, lots of life in this guy yet. Been shod, very good for farrier and great feet. UTD with teeth, wormer and farrier. No soundness issues or health issues.
Ice is 10 years old, 16.1hh, built like a powerhouse Quarter Horse. Doesnt have registration papers but he is still a GOOD horse. Kind boy, and willing to please.