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So I've been using the laser on my lesson pony, Chester, who has an old hock injury (bone spurs, chips, arthritis) that prevented me from cantering or jumping him. Further, he wasn't even able to be lunged on a circle without lameness in the trot and a disunited or non-existent canter. I started using the laser on his hock two weeks ago and have done a total of 10 treatments (each 20 minutes each). The results are AMAZING, not only is he able to walk trot canter on the lunge, but he is able to do all that with me on his back! He is almost 100% sound and in fact, he is better than when we first got him! If I had any doubt about the effectiveness of the laser before, they are gone now! I am beyond excited to start using this on every animal and person I know!!!
Woo! I've been using our laser on myself, my family and my horses with great enthusiasm. It already seems to be improving a hock injury of one of my horses and helping my skin heal more quickly! I can't wait to offer this service to everyone and their horses from acne and wrinkles to tendon tears and back pain... Laser can do it all! Check out the bioflex laser website for more information!
Ellice and Cal have been working very hard to improve his dressage/ flat training and have really made excellent progress! His gaits are much more expressive and his attitude is becoming more and more obedient and happy to work.
Me (Erica) and Freckles have been working on passage and improving our canter pirouettes with much success. Nitika and I have been working on polishing up her third level movements and still hope to compete before spring. She has made huge leaps in her physical as well as mental training.
Plans for summer camp and shows are going to be laid out this week hopefully !
I just got a second certification for coaching! I am now Equine Canada certified to coach beginners as well as CHA certified!
I am now also certified to use a low-intensity therapeutic laser. This laser is the kind that is used to help heal the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones etc. I plan on using it predominately on my horses for now but look forward to offering it to other horses and people!
I am very excited to have more knowledge to offer to help out my current and future clients!!
The weather was brutal! Cold, cloudy, and windy! And to most horses, that kind of weather is exactly what they hate...When you think of that, then the small shivering children on their back, well, in the words of one of my students mothers it makes you want to start "taking valium to these horse shows".
However, despite all of the odds that were against us, we had some beautiful performances. What blew me out of the water was watching my students continue to take my advice ("BREATHE! SHORTEN YOUR REINS! STEER HER TOWARDS THE WALL!") into account, even when there were ponies whipping around(Freckles galloping in field and bucking, Silky deciding the first canter steps of my student would be best experienced in the show ring) and children flying off everywhere... (ok, it wasn't that bad, but close...).
I will choose to remember all the ups of that day instead of the downs. Like how beautiful all of my students were warming up in the indoor, the excitment of showing, the supportiveness of their friends and family and smiles in the face of a scary situtation.
I just want to thank everyone for the oppertunity to learn grow and love!
Come out and watch our hunter jumper series finale this Sunday October 26! My students will be competing in the first two classes of the day (Lead line and walk-trot). Can't wait to watch them shine :)
Freckles and Nitika went to a clinic last weekend with Gina smith and were superb. Freckles and I were working on his canter pirouettes and Nitika and I were working on straightness and rideability in the canter. It was especially momentous because it was Nitika's first time off property in a year (due to Young rider focus with Freckles) and because I trailered myself there and back without assistance.
This week I have reading week so I have some extra time for riding. I have been working on getting my passage and piaffe with Freckles and continuing my training with Nitika from the clinic. I love my horses!
Here's hoping for this nice weather to keep up for the show. Hope so see you all there! And a big thanks to all of you who have volunteered your time, the show wouldn't run without you!
Hay! Thanks for stopping by our website :) If you have any questions regarding our facilities/ lessons/ what goes on on our property feel free to call, email, text or facebook Erica Flak or Deborah Flak.
We are looking forward to the building of our new barn that will attach to the other end of our huge, insulated arena and will add another 15-20 stalls! We will likely be leasing out some of these stalls and offering boarding in some and saving a couple for our horses for bad weather. Keep an eye out for construction. We also plan on adding solar panels on the roof to produce some more green energy.
We recently got 2 italian greyhound puppies and they will be having their first check-up! We will be taking them to a homeopathic vet.