Happy, healthy horses are the backbone of our services; without them our programs would not exist. Their health directly affects our client’s outcome, experience and service. Ride On St. Louis incorporates preventative health care and screening that decrease the risk of injury, chronic illness, burnout and stress. The Petco Foundation
awarded Ride On St. Louis grant funds to treat our therapy horses with chiropractic adjustments to maintain their health and comfort and to prevent injury.
Dr. Ava Frick L DVM of Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic visited our herd on August 23rd for chiropractic treatment. Our horses serve a variety of individuals with different needs and abilities. Regular chiropractic care helps to correct and prevent ailments without the use of drugs or surgery. As a holistic treatment approach, chiropractic adjustments can also reduce stress on the immune system and focus energy to be used towards disease prevention and maintaining homeostasis. Healthy alignment and nerve function supports out horse's movement, conformation, musculoskeletal function, neurological activity and overall health, helping them enjoy and excel in their career as therapy horses.
Our horses are specially selected and trained for their career as Ride On St. Louis therapy horses. They are our partners, conditioned athletes and working service horses with a clearly defined job, training, exercise and care routine. We pride ourselves on producing and maintaining happy, healthy, willing horses who enjoy their role at Ride On St. Louis. We respect our equine partners and provide them with the highest quality care and conditioning so they may thrive in their own personal lives and produce the best outcomes for our clients.
Thank you to The Petco Foundation for funding these needed services for our working therapy horses!