Veterinary Physiotherapy and Equine Rehab

About Equine Athletes

¬†Antonia is a qualified veterinary physiotherapist who also holds equine sports massage and chiropractic certificates. She is fully insured, a member of IRVAP and has over 20 years’ experience competing, training and working with sport horses. Her expertise covers post injury care, exercise prescriptions, re-schooling and re-educating movement.

Antonia has a passion for understanding the whole horse and finds the link between behaviour and physical problems or limitations a fascinating one. She is constantly working to improve and update her knowledge and regularly attends training days and conferences, as well as working closely with other professionals, such as vets and farriers, to achieve the best possible results for every horse.

Antonia is involved in trails for better tack development and has had a lot of success using Equicore tape system, which promotes back and hind quarter muscle development. She is an authorised sales agent for Fairfax bridles and tack.

AKB Working

Equestrian Facilities

  • Cold Water Hydrotherapy Spa
  • Solarium
  • Horse Walker
  • Small Paddocks and Sand Pens for Restricted Turnout
  • Extensive off road Hacking with plenty of hills
  • All Weather and Grass Gallops
  • Extensive jump schooling facilities
  • Indoor and Outdoor Arenas
  • Equine weighbridge
  • Large Airy Stables

Conditions to treat

  • Soft tissue injury
  • Back pain
  • Joint or foot lameness
  • Recovery from wounds or surgery
  • Weight management
  • Changes in Behaviour or performance
  • Muscle fatigue after competition
  • Stiffness
  • Preference to one rein
  • Maintenance for horses performing at a high level

Why Equine Athletes ?

Antonia has evented at advanced level, which gives her an excellent understanding of the athletic horse. She has a wealth of experience and has treated everything from elderly lead rein ponies to Grand National runners and 4**** Eventers. This experience in combination with the excellent facilities and on-site care at North Lodge gives your horse the best possible chance for a positive outcome.

Individual short or long term packages are available: Full livery (including horses on box rest), rehabilitation/schooling livery, spa treatments and physiotherapy as required. Because of her many years’ experience in the equine world, Antonia has an extensive network of contacts. These include: Saddle fitters, riders, remedial farriers, equine dentists and nutritionists, all of whom are able to visit the yard and offer their advice and expertise to clients. Antonia will work with a variety of methods to achieve the best possible result for your horse. After an initial assessment, treatment plans are tailored to the individual. Horses benefit from having a full time physio on-site and owners will supported throughout with help with exercise and nutrition plans.