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 We offer an integrative approach to help horses, donkeys and minis of all ages to overcome problems such as laminitis/founder, high/low (club feet) and navicular problems - among others! You can learn more about us and what we offer by scrolling down. 

To consult some of our case studies, click here. Enjoy your visit, and contact us if you have any questions.

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Anne has been working in the horse industry her entire life. Her grandfather, a lifelong horse-lover, had a Selle Français breeding farm called "Rajat". 

A firm believer in continuous education, she has been taking a wide variety of equine courses. For detailed information on Anne's skills and experience, click here.

OUR MISSION: to provide high-quality equine care and long-term solutions to horse owners.


OUR VISION: to be a reference in equine wellness and rehabilitation, helping improve the lives of horses and their owners. 

OUR COMMITMENT: professionalism and ethics for your satisfaction and that of your horse.

We are a registered company in both Ontario and Quebec. We carry our own liability insurance. 

Prior to any service, your horse will go through a thorough assessment; its medical and personal history will be reviewed in details to ensure that:

  • The technique we use is safe for your animal,

  • We take every aspect of its life into consideration,

  • The most adapted and comprehensive care is provided.

We will also ask for your veterinarian's opinion and recommendations. We believe that working together allows us to provide the best care possible.


All the information collected is strictly confidential. As a result, it will never be shared with anyone without your consent.

We are not veterinarians. Our services are not a substitute for veterinary care. We are not qualified to offer diagnostics or any veterinary treatment. Always consult with your veterinarian.


Your horse will be respected as an individual: no treatment will be forced on them (nor you!), and we will not trespass the boundaries they set for us.

There are contraindications to some of the services we provide; in some situations we will not perform them in order to keep your horse safe. You will always be informed if your horse is at risk, and you will decide if you wish to proceed, or not.




The best way to explain this approach is to compare the horse to a car.  If a part of your car breaks as a result of an accident, you can replace it and your car will run smoothly again. You obviously cannot replace anything in a horse, but its body has the amazing ability to heal a variety of diseases and injuries.

However, if the car part broke because some other parts were not in place, or because it was exposed to inclement conditions, changing the part will only be a temporary fix, because it will break again. Same goes with your horse: if you only address one aspect, you will provide a quick fix but the problem will reoccur. But if you are as comprehensive as possible, you might not only fix the problem but also give the horse the ability to heal itself and prevent issues from happening again. 

You can spend a fortune on massage therapy, but if the feet aren't balanced you won't solve the problem. No matter how good the trim is, if the diet isn't right, the feet will be unhealthy. And if you address everything in the horse but you are sitting uneven

in your saddle, there will be chronic issues as well.

This is why we approach every horse as a whole. We need to address as many aspects of your horse’s lifestyle as possible so that we can both provide immediate relief/care as well as long-term improvement. Of course we count on other professionals to help you in this journey!

Here is a study on the rehabilitation of laminitic horses based on this principle.

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Natural hoof care is a comprehensive approach to horse-keeping and trimming. Trimming is only one aspect of natural hoof care. The philosophy is that a healthy lifestyle will enable the horse to have quality hooves, which in turn will enable the horse to remain healthy.

Function is more important than the feet’s appearance, as the number one goal is proper posture and locomotion. In order to achieve it, the hoof is trimmed according to the internal structures and all the information we gathered about your horse and its lifestyle - including the type of footing they evolve on.

Here is a study explaining the landing biomechanics of the hoof. For a history of the science of natural hoof care, click here



Natural hoof care is a comprehensive approach to horse-keeping and trimming. Trimming is only one aspect of natural hoof care. The philosophy is that a healthy lifestyle will enable the horse to have quality hooves, which in turn will enable the horse to remain healthy.

Function is more important than the feet’s appearance, as the number one goal is proper posture and locomotion. In order to achieve it, the hoof is trimmed according to the internal structures and all the information we gathered about your horse and its lifestyle - including the type of footing they evolve on.

Here is a study explaining the landing biomechanics of the hoof. For a history of the science behind natural hoof care, click here

Have a look at the Resources tab if you want to learn more about Natural Hoof Care.

/!\ An additional $10 assessment fee applies for the first visit for equine services. 




10-30 minutes

If you're not sure that natural hoof care will work for you or your horse, I can come meet you both for an assessment and recommendations. 

This is a no-commitment consultation during which I will share my opinion and knowledge relevant to the information you give me. 

The conclusion might very well be that your your horse is in great shape and that I wouldn't change a thing!

I think it's important to understand that I would only be able to comment on what I see that day.

For example, I cannot critique your farrier's job as I don't know what the feet looked like before nor after his work. But I could tell you that I see signs of nutritional imbalances on the hooves.

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20-45 minutes

Good locomotion will not be achieved if the horse isn’t comfortable in its feet. We focus on a balanced foot that will allow for comfort and optimal locomotion for your equine. 

Every trim includes an assessment (feet, stance and gaits) pre and post-trim, as well as topical treatments when needed.

My goal is not to produce and aesthetically pleasing hoof - I want it to be functional. The hooves must allow the horse to move and stand correctly.

It takes from 6 months to a year to re-balance a hoof capsule, depending on how much of the horse's lifestyle you're able to address.

Any topical treatment needed during the trim - e.g. for thrush - will be provided and is included in the price.

A study on the effects of barefoot trimming here

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10-30 minutes

In some cases, your horse might need their hooves to be protected. Here are a few examples:

  • In order to prevent tenderness for the first few weeks after taking the shoes off.

  • Your horse’s soles are really thin, causing pain and preventing proper biomechanics.

  • Your horse is suffering from laminitis or navicular syndrome.

  • Your horse lives on soft terrain but you go on trail rides on rocky terrain.

Depending on the situation, we might use Hoof Armour, Hoof casts, fit hoof boots, etc. 

Click here for information on hoof boots. 

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As we mentioned above, the horse's posture and locomotion will influence the feet, and vice-versa. If you want to help your horse be in great shape from head to toes, it can be interesting to combine hoof care with bodywork.

For example, if a horse has a weak hind end, it will not push off its hind toes; they will not wear normally. Of course we will shorten the toes, but if we also use massage to release the muscular tension preventing full range of motion, kinesiotape to improve their posture and muscle tone, and also strengthen the hindquarters through remedial training, your entire horse will be much better balanced.


30-50 minutes

Muscular problems usually occur because the horse isn't using its body properly. For this reason, we offer remedial training sessions to help your horse move correctly when you ride them. We will use exercises to supple, relax or reinforce muscle groups, as well as proprioception work, depending on your horse's needs.

We have a preference for ground work - in hand, long-lining and lungeing. We like working on the training plan with the owner, their coach and the rest of the horse's care team.

We can also combine remedial training with private lessons for maximal efficiency and consistency. 

Here is some scientific information on therapeutic exercising of the horse. 


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60-90 minutes

You will find more detailed information on bodywork, its benefits and the techniques we use below. 

Every bodywork session includes a posture and gait assessment before and after the session, a progress plan that includes specific exercises and stretches, as well as post-bodywork stretching.

As explained above, there are many contraindications to bodywork. We will not work your horse if your veterinarian recommended against it, or if we think that your horse should first be examined by a veterinarian. 

Here is some research on the effects of massage on athlete horses.​


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20-40 minutes

Equine Kinesiology taping is an amazing, non-invasive tool that can help equines in a variety of situations, such as:

- assist muscles when they are under-developed (for example, when returning to work after a period of rest)

- release muscles that are too tight, sore or stressed

- support joints and ligaments after an injury or when the area is weak due to conformation

- remove restrictions in the fascia

- decrease swelling and inflammation

- improve posture and proprioception 

We will assess your horse and work on a plan to bring them back into balance. When the tape needs to be applied for an extended period of time, we will show you how to apply it. 

Anne holds two different certifications for equine kinesiotaping and takes every opportunity to learn more about the modality. For an example of the use of tape post-surgery, click here.


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 We offer a variety of soft tissue techniques. They each have their own application. We will use the one that bests suits your horse at the time of the visit. We might also recommend the intervention of other equine professionals.

Equine myofascial release


Animal Neuro-Myofascial Release: ‘’myo’’ means ‘’muscle’’ and the fascia are thin layers of connective tissue enveloping the muscles. Any fascial blockage will affect the musculo-skeletal system and impair proper locomotion. And any dysfunctional area along the spinal cord can lead to decreased nervous and vascular flows to the organs.

ANMR is a combination of instrument stimulation and release (using an Activator Adjusting Instrument), manual adjustments, stretches, and stimulation of specific acupuncture points utilizing a cold laser. It allows the body to balance itself by re-establishing neurological communication within the vertebral segments.

It is particularly useful with horses that have become uneven for no apparent reason. We use a light body massage before the treatment to assess tension and to facilitate the adjustment. For research on the efficiency of the activator, click here


Craniosacral therapy aims at restoring balance in the horse. It is a very safe, light touch technique that releases tensions and restrictions along the head, spine and fascia. 
Horses with behaviour issues, anxiety, trauma or who just don't like being touched tend to enjoy craniosacral therapy as it is less invasive than massage. 
It's also a good alternative when massage is contra-indicated for the horse.

Here is an article on the use of craniosacral therapy for equine cancer patients.


Swedish massage was created by Per Henrik Ling, a Swedish fencing master and physiologist. He put together a system of massage based on physiology around 1812. It is a combination of the techniques of the ancient and modern civilizations.

​Swedish massage is a full body massage that lasts around 1.5 hours. It is the standard massage, the one we will usually perform at the first visit. It allows us to work in depth and better assess your horse's situation.

It’s a very versatile technique as we adapt the type and intensity of the strokes to your horse’s specific needs.

Another study on the efficiency of massage for the improvement of locomotion.


The goals of sports massage are to reduce warm-up time, ensure optimal performance and minimize the risk of injury. It is geared towards sports horses – no matter the discipline.

In order to warm up the muscles without inducing a state of relaxation in the animal athlete, we use stimulating strokes that increase circulation, muscle tone and readiness and stimulate the nervous system.

This type of massage can be too stimulating for some horses, which is why we will ensure that they can tolerate it before including it in your warm-up routine.

Study on some of the effects of sports massage.


Manual lymphatic drainage is a massage focused on the moving and draining of the lymph from the extremities into the nodes for processing and ultimately elimination. It is ideal for horses recovering from disease, injury, surgery or chemical overload.

It promotes recovery as it boosts:

  • The body’s detoxification ability by accelerating the flow of lymph helping to rid the body of toxins and waste materials.

  • The immune system by increasing the production of lymphocytes and macrophages.

  • Regenerative processes by normalizing the functions of the organs.

A series of three lymphatic drainage massages is recommended (within 7-9 days) in order to speed recovery and accelerate cleansing.

Here is a study on the benefits of manual lymphatic drainage on the recovery of laminitic horses. 


A study by Raun and Zeit (Novosibirsk, Russia, 1991) showed that where light enters an acupuncture point, it travels through the meridian. This makes laser meridian therapy very efficient at stimulating body systems.

The cold laser reduces pain and inflammation, stimulates blood flow, speeds up healing and increases cellular function. It is added to the massage session when needed.

Here​ is a combination of the studies led on the efficiency of LMT.


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We have one of the only track systems in Eastern Ontario. It's always a work in progress but we believe that it is an ideal environment for most horses. To learn more about the paddock paradise system, visit Jaime Jackson's website: click here.

As both a body worker and hoof care professional, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of movement. The track system allows horses to move at their own pace, making it suitable for elderly and injured equines as well as sound ones. We're lucky yo live on sandy soil that drains well. The numerous feeding stations ensure that everyone has access to forage 24/7.

We currently have a small track for quarantine, short stays and when we need to keep a close eye on a horse. The larger track is for long term/permanent guests. Both tracks have several types of footing. The shelters' footing is stabilized (crushed stone) so that there is always a dry spot for the horses to stand on. We installed a safe and visible 5', 4-strand electric fence. There are 3-4 feeders (with nets) on each track as well as a clean water trough that is heated over the winter. We're in the process of building a small barn for special care and emergencies.

We grow our hay, but usually need to buy some as well. All hay is tested before being fed to ensure that ESC + starch are below 10%. A customized diet is included (minerals, supplements, additional sources of protein or fibre). We confirm our choices with nutritionists to ensure your equine is getting optimal nutrition as it is a cornerstone of health.

We're happy to give prescribed medication (short or long term) to your horse - as long as you provide it - as well as provide other special care and put on/remove fly masks, blankets, etc. We are insured and provide boarding agreements to ensure that your equines's needs as well as your own are taken into account.

Please understand that we're only accepting horses that come for rehab, are retired, growing or on vacation. Our facility is not a boarding stable where you come to ride your horse. 


We offer a peaceful place for your equine to enjoy retirement. We're happy to take care of special needs individuals and provide all prescribed and necessary care. 

Basic hoof care, grooming, blanketing when needed, putting and removing fly masks, etc. also included.

Doesn't include medication, veterinary care and diagnosis, dewormers/vaccines, special hoof protection or equipment/supplies.



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Our setup allows us to rehab horses suffering from laminitis/founder as well as navicular, high/low, underrun heels and other hoof and body issues.

We can make quicker progress by having your horse here as we control and adapt the environment, hoof care, diet, bodywork and corrective exercise program.

Rehab usually lasts between 4 and 12 months depending on the diagnosis. We include hoof care, bodywork and remedial exercise.

Doesn't include medication, veterinary care and diagnosis, dewormers/vaccines, special hoof protection or equipment/supplies. 


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If you're going on vacation and want someone to look after your horse, or you want them to get some rest after the show season, or you want them to be pampered, this is the option for you!

Short stays are less than a month long. We can custom your horse's stay depending on their needs. 

Doesn't include medication, veterinary care and diagnosis, dewormers/vaccines, special hoof protection or equipment/supplies. 


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Another important aspect of our Balanced Hoof Care approach is education. We believe in educating ourselves continuously, but we also believe that well-informed owners take better care of their equine friends. 

Here are some great resources if you want to further your education:

The Equine Sciences Academy
The best source for career-based education in natural horse and hoof care

The Humble Hoof Podcast
For horse owners and professionals

Dr. Kellon 
Equine nutrition courses

Sure Foot Channel
Free webinars with hoof experts

Tribe Equus
Cindy ''Hawk'' Sullivan's website
Equitopia Center
Research-based education for equestrians

ECIR Group
Most up to date information on laminitis, insulin resistance and Cushing's/PPID

Progressive Hoof Care Practitioners
An educational foundation for hoof care professionals and horse owners.

Horses inside out
Understanding How Your Horse Works Improves Performance


Hoof Rehab
Pete Ramey's how-to articles on hoof care and rehabilitation

The Study of the Equine Hoof
Videos of the Equine foot to educate and empower horse lovers

Yasmin Stuart Equine Physio
Articles and videos on equine biomechanics and physiotherapy

Mad Barn
Diet analysis and nutrition advice
Safer Grass 
Pasture management for metabolic horses
Native Hoof
Geri White's website
Equine osteology and anatomy learning centre
Metta Equus
Catherine Larose & Maia Chaput's website
Horse Behaviour
White Horse Equine Ethology Project
Percussion massage on a horse's croup.










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