Rehab At Cedar Spring Farm

Cedar Spring Farm, in partnership with Burlington Equine Veterinary, has established itself as a premier equine rehabilitation center. Our staff has a longtime interest in equine preventative medicine, and our own show horses have thrived under their care by Burlington Equine’s Dr. Randy Frantz.  We would love to share our expertise with equines of all breeds and disciplines, whether they are recovering from injury, in post-operative care, or simply needing services to increase their conditioning and soundness. Dr. Frantz, an expert in equine sports medicine, shares our belief that proper rehab after injury and treatment is necessary for the long term success of the patient.

He excels as a diagnostician, and has numerous paths of cutting edge treatments available. Our staff at Cedar Spring Farm is fully trained in wound care, administration of medicines, massage, the use of therapeutic devices, and the care and handling of horses of all types.

Many trainers and horse owners are extraordinarily busy. Rehab for horses can be time consuming, inconsistent, and just plain difficult. These barriers can impact the success of expensive treatments, lengthen the recovery time and jeopardize the final outcome. Cedar Spring Farm has solved the problems faced by injured or recovering horses.  We are in the unique position to provide the dedicated and nuanced care that will insure the safe return to work for the equine athlete. In addition, EquiVibe whole body vibration therapy can be coupled with solar heat. Excellent for sore backs.

Our facility is superbly qualified as a rehab venue. It is heated in winter, fly free and cool in the summer.  The 18 by 250 foot paved center aisle is perfect for hand walking. We have an indoor round pen and 50 by 250 foot indoor arena which is ideal for returning horses to work.  There are four board oval grass paddocks for turnout and a large outdoor work ring.  In addition, there is a mile long outdoor track around the perimeter of our large pastures.  Finally, we are within 3 miles of Burlington Equine which can easily provide it services in a clinical atmosphere.


Services to be offered:

1. Proper wound care including post surgery sites with application of medications and bandaging plus administration of medications.
2. External therapies including laser therapy, microcurrent or Electric Field Therapies and ultrasound treatments. A Game Ready system that employs a water cooled, compressive wrap will also be utilized for healing soft tissue and joint related injuries Burlington Equine would be responsible for Shockwave Therapy.
3. Heat therapy with a solarium. This type of therapy utilizes red lamps that emit deep penetrating Infrared rays, particularly beneficial in back therapies and body work.
4. PT work using manipulative therapy – massage and range of motion exercises. Burlington Equine would offer chiropractic work, acupuncture and mesotherapy.
5. Shoeing services offered by a farrier that can work with Dr. Frantz on corrective farriery and/or application of shoes that will help manage the healing of a region.


6. Controlled exercise programs that will keep a horse moving even if requiring stall rest. A treadmill will be used when appropriate to allow walking on a flat surface as well as on an elevated one. For those not ready for a treadmill, there’s a long blacktop aisle available for hand walks, a large indoor ring also that can be used for hand walking and trotting. Horse can be long lined if needed as well as worked in a Pessoa system  or an Equiband  System


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All therapy equipment is available to rent on a monthly basis. Burlington Equine therapy equipment and treatments will be billed separately by their office.

HORSE GYM USA | WALK is the cornerstone of HORSE GYM USA® equipment. This equine treadmill combines advanced technology and the highest standard of safety features. The WALK offers upgraded 
features and functionality to accommodate horses of all disciplines.Variable speed and incline settings allows users to
 customize workouts for individual horses. The ability to have the horse walk in a straight line without the weight
of a saddle and rider increases the swing and overall
flexibility of the horse’s back while developing back, core,
and hindquarter muscles. This development can lead to 
increased stamina, strength, and improved soundness. The WALK is also a time saver as most horses can be 
exercised on it unattended within a week of introduction.
Build strength
Improve endurance
Develop muscles
Recover from injury in a controlled environment
Increase stamina
Minimal maintenance
WALK surface is comprised of three layers of shock absorbent matter
Available options: maintenance-free roof, coin/token box, weigh scale
Clear, shatterproof side panels
Quick release tail bar
Control box at the head of the horse for safe, one-person operation
Adjustable photocell and shock sensor to ensure belt stops in the event of abnormal horse behavior
2 emergency stop buttons
Entry and exit ramps with side bars for safe loading and unloading
Foldable viewing stand for unobstructed monitoring

The SUN is a solarium developed to help increase blood flow, circulation, and muscle elasticity. Our Horse Gym solarium 15IR lamp model will meet the need for treatment, healing, and drying. Infra-red (IR) rays from the SUN produce heat which enters the horse’s musculature and helps increase blood circulation to promote healing. The infrared light prompts the release of nitric oxide. This provides a boost in blood flow, bringing oxygen to injured, aching tissues and results in faster healing. The use of solarium prior to training relaxes the muscles of the back, benefiting the overall training process. All HORSE GYM USA equipment is built to exacting standards and utilizes the most advanced features for horse health, fitness, safety, and ease of use.
WHY SUN? Warm up and relax back muscles before training
Promote blood circulation and recovery after training
Quickly dry your horse in warm or cool weather
Fitted with a rear mounted blower, air is blown evenly across the horse’s back, ensuring optimal effect.
Electroplated and powder-coated finish to ensure long lasting durability
The 15 IR Lamp solarium is made three rows of lamps with five lamps in each row and four blowers to distribute the heat.

GAME READY® EQUINE is the secret weapon of top riders and veterinarians for preventing injury in their horses and speeding recovery from a multitude of ailments. The Game Ready System is used for post-workout therapy, chronic lameness, acute lameness, cellulitis, tendonitis, pre- and post-operative care, bowed tendons, stocked-up legs, wind puffs, and more. Delivering dry cold and active compression, Game Ready Equine utilizes the same physical therapy and athletic training principles relied on by human athletes, calling for the use of RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).




Whole Body Vibration
One of the immediate effects of Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is improved circulation of both blood and lymph. Anything that can improve circulation is of significant benefit to the equine athlete, and the total horse population. Increased blood flow improves oxygenation of the tissues, removal of toxins and metabolic waste, and enhances the body’s ability to heal itself, drug free. Designed to increase bone density, reduce muscle soreness and inflammation.

All therapy equipment is available to rent on a monthly basis. Burlington Equine therapy equipment and treatments will be billed separately by their office.


LASER THERAPY has been used for decades in equine veterinary medicine and therapy to help treat a wide variety of conditions in horses young and old. It is used as a standalone therapy or in conjunction with other therapies and/or pharmaceuticals.

The applications of laser therapy for conditions ranging from wounds to chronic arthritis and debilitating diseases make it an extremely versatile therapy, and it is becoming increasingly common in barns around the world. Its use for not only prevention and performance, but also for treating injuries, has made it one of the most used tools in equine therapy for horses of all levels.

THE ULTROZ™ ELITE  is the most effective and longest lasting means of providing clinically effective Low Intensity Therapeutic Ultrasound (LITUS).

Ultrasound therapy has been used by Veterinarians for decades to treat common soft tissue and bone fracture injuries. Issues treated using ultrasound include:

  • Tendon & Suspensory Injuries
  • Splints
  • Muscle Strains & Tears
  • Fracture and Bone Chip Repair
  • Minor strains, bumps, bruises, & inflammation

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Cedar Spring Farm extends itself to all trainers, owners, veterinarians and organizations looking for a path to bring equines of all types to their full potential. Contact Us or just give us a call 802-425-7211!