Overview

Watch this video for an introduction to our rehabilitation, fitness & conditioning facilities and services


Our Care facilities have been sourced from all over the world and we are proud to be the first facility in Australia to offer a Water Treadmill & Chill Spa available for public use alongside veterinary supported programs

Facility List

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Water Treadmill

Our treadmill is Australian made and thus complies with Australian building, engineering and steel standards. Water depth is completely controlled and ranges from 5cm to over 130cm, water is kept at a consistent temperature of 7 degrees however, can be chilled as low as 2 degrees.  Our water is managed using a combination of several stages of  filtration, salt, magnesium (Epsom salts) and temperature. No chemicals (i.e. chlorine) are used to manage our water, ensuring healthy skin and hooves and of course we see the benefits of magnesium for soft tissue recovery in every session. We are able to operate at a 10 degree incline allowing for increased hind end action and in dry sessions higher heart rates and the unit offers both walk and trot functionality. 

  

Key benefits from this modality include increase in suspension and stride length*, improved strength in topline and core muscles, improved straightness and balance.

* SCOTT, R., NANKERVIS, K., STRINGER, C., WESTCOTT, K. and MARLIN, D. (2010). The effect of water height on stride frequency, stride length and heart rate during water treadmill exercise. Equine Veterinary Journal, 42, pp.662-664. 

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Dry Treadmill

Our treadmill is fundamentally a fully functioning, rubber belted, dry treadmill and we utilise it accordingly. With a rubber belt to reduce concussion during dry work, emergency shut off button, incline function up to 10 degrees and speeds up to 16kph (fast trot), we are able to use a combination of dry and wet work for rehabilitation and conditioning, as well as spa & solarium recovery. This dry functionality is very important for soft tissue injury recovery and recent studies suggest horses with lower limb soft tissue injuries are ready to commence wet work once they have established dry walking for 35 minutes a day or more.*

* Smith, R. and McIlwraith, C. (2011). Consensus on equine tendon disease: Building on the 2007 Havemeyer symposium. Equine Veterinary Journal, 44(1), pp.2-6. 

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360 Degree Epsom Salt Chill Spa

Research shows Chill Spa use can decrease injury recovery time by up to 60%; markedly improve fiber realignment; enable return to competition work quicker and reduce the need for drug therapy.*


Our Chill Spa works to re-oxygenate lower limbs through massage, increasing blood flow for natural repair of soft tissue injury, splints and bone fractures. The gentle massaging effect, along with the increased oxygenation has also been linked to improvements in hoof growth, bruises, synovitis, arthritis and laminitis. Water is kept at a consistent temperature of 7 degrees however can be chilled as low as 2 degrees. Our water is managed using a combination of several stages of  filtration, salt, magnesium (Epsom salts) and temperature. No chemicals (i.e. chlorine) are used to manage our water ensuring healthy skin and hooves and of course we see the benefits of magnesium for soft tissue recovery in every session.

*Hunt, E. (2001). Response of twenty-seven horses with lower leg injuries to cold spa bath hydrotherapy. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 21(4), pp.188-193. 

Equine Solarium

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Imported from Germany our equine solarium is built to the highest specifications with a heat resistant, reinforced plastic moulded frame and contoured to your horses body for even warming, with rounded edges to avoid injury. Infra-red lamps are recessed to prevent damage to horses and the front is raised to allow free movement of the horses neck. The unit boasts a combination of 22 infrared lamps and 4 circulation fans ensure an even and pleasant temperature over your horse. Find out more about the benefits of solarium use by selecting 'find out more' below. 

Riding Facilities

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We have world class facilities including but not limited to an Indoor Arena, Cross Country Course, off property hacking and more. 

For a full list and a video tour select 'find out more' below.  

How Does it Work?

Injury Care

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Spring Creek Care is our Injury Rehabilitation, Fitness & Conditioning  service.  To find out more about how our Injury Rehabilitation service works please select 'Find Out More' below.  

Spring Creek Equine Other Services

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To find out more about our other services including but not limited to Agistment, Horse Schooling, Coaching, horse Sales and Clinics please select 'Find Out More' below. 

Fitness & Conditioning

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Spring Creek Care is our Injury Rehabilitation, Fitness & Conditioning  service.  To find out more about how our Fitness & Conditioning service works please select 'Find Out More' below. 

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We welcome you to come and watch us train, see the water treadmill in action or have a facility tour. We do request that you contact us, as per below, to make a time though.  

Spring Creek Equine

776 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream Victoria 3770, Australia

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