Indemnity Form

For coaching clients, please complete the below form and email through or have for Jacinda at your first lesson. Indemnity Form
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Nerve Regeneration Process

The nerve will sprout regenerating nerve units that try to grow down the nerve to ‘reconnect’. This growth occurs at 1inch per month. If it makes a correct connection then recovery of muscle function and skin sensation will occur. However if they do not make a correct connection then recover will unfortunately not occur.      
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Fracture repair process

The gap between the two bone ends fills with a blood clot (Hematoma formation) Fibrous tissue begins to fill this gap as well as new blood vessel formation and spongy bone trabeculae. Osteoblasts then migrate to the area and begin to mineralise the fracture site. Bone remodelling continues until it reaches its full strength approximately 2 to 6 months...
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Soft tissue and wound repair process

Bleeding Phase (4-6hrs) – Bleeding occurs directly after the injury/trauma occurs. The amount of bleeding is dependent on the area of injury (if it is an area that is highly vascular or not e.g. muscle injuries will have more bleeding than ligament injuries). Bleeding typically stops approximately 4 to 6 hours after the time of injury. Inflammatory Phase (6hrs to ...
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CASE STUDY: Wither Fracture

9 y.o TB gelding. Injury: fractured dorsal spinous processes of upper thoracic vertebra (withers). Presented with abnormal swelling around his wither, and having trouble moving his neck. Date Diagnosed: 20th August 2016 Was then confined to a yard with feed and water raised to approximately chest height as he could not lower his neck at this point in time. ...
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CASE STUDY – Tendon injury

18 y.o TB mare semi-retired. Injury: lesion in the Deep Digital Flexor tendon of her left fore limb. Presented with swelling on medial aspect of left fore and 4/5 lameness at the trot. The following program was followed: Week One and Two: 3 rehab sessions a week with E.P.R.S Week Three – Six: 2 rehab sessions a week with E.P.R.S Re-assessed 8 weeks post i...
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Case Study: Radial Nerve Paralysis

3y.o Stock horse x gelding Injury: radial nerve paralysis of right forelimb Presented non-weight bearing with the difficulty extending the elbow and activating his tricep muscles. No proprioception of that forelimb. Swelling of the triceps and lower limb. Date Diagnosed: 13th November 2016 (degree of damage to the nerve not provided). Fracture was ruled out. Rehab...
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Interesting Case #1 – Rib Injury

The first of the ‘Interesting Case Studies’ series is kicked off with my own horse (don’t we all just want to wrap them in bubble wrap!). When Ronan was approximately 18 months old he managed to injure the right hand side of his rib cage. He tore through the superficial layers of muscling and some minor damage was done to the intercostal muscles. He had both internal and ext...
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#DevelopingRonan Part One

Preparing your horse for work under saddle In hand work, in hand work, in hand work. Do you think Usain Bolt trains sprint work every day, for weeks on end, to achieve the amazing records on the track that he has? No. He says there really isn’t a typical ‘training’ session he does. Instead he varies from track work (focusing not only on the technical aspects of the spri...
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#DevelopingRonan

So I know I said I would bring this to you last year; but hey, life had other plans for Ronan and I. Between running the business and ‘life’ I was struggling to find consistent time (who is with me!?). This in the end turned out to be the best thing I could have possibly done for Ronan. He had a lot more physical and mental maturing to do before we really cracked on with under ...
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