Helen Barker & Red
I called up Equestrian Physiotherapy, on a Thursday in November in desperate need of help.
My horse needed an assessment from a physiotherapist, as he had been at an Equine Hospital for investigations and they could not get him to see a physio for 3 weeks. I live in the Channel Islands so couldn’t wait that amount of time in a hotel and find stabling for my horse. Martyn told me they were full, but had always said they would have a stable available for emergencies. He made a phone call, and moved one of his horses so mine could move in the next day.
I had been a year trying to find the problem with my horse, having seen 4 different vets. As soon as Cath Fowdrey put her hands on his neck she could tell he had an acute problem with his muscles.
This was the perfect situation for me, as my horse was getting regular physio, as and when he needed it, and then getting retrained and ridden by Cath and Martyn. Having Cath on site meant my horse could have regular and frequent treatment. The icing on the cake is that with my horse being kept at the yard I got discounted physio rates too.
You couldn’t ask for a better team to treat or/and train your horse as they genuinely really care, and treat all the horses with kindness and consideration. I was kept really well informed by phone or email as to the progress. On several occasions they videod training sessions, or out competing, so I could see how he was getting on.
I travelled over every few weeks for lessons on him, so that I could carry on with the work back home. Martyn & Cath made me so very welcome. They went well beyond the call of duty, picking me up from the train station, having me in there home for dinner, lunch and numerous coffees, just because they are decent people.
I can’t recommend this yard enough. My horse ended up staying 3 months. I would have kept him there longer, but I missed him too much. They made sure before I left that I had lots of lungeing, and riding lessons, and gave me stretching exercises to use on my horse so that he would stay supple in his neck, which has improved 100%.
In a nutshell, first class treatment and training all under one roof, by a team that really care and want the best for their clients, be that equine or human.