Undeniable Equine Services

Undeniable Equine Services Undeniable Equine Services provides the Fraser Valley of B.C. with Certified & Insured Equine Performance Therapy. Our conditioning facility is also the home to BC’s only equine underwater treadmill, along with an EquiVibe & infrared solarium.
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There are over 150 muscles of all sizes in a horses body, if even one of these muscles is compromised, your horses performance can quickly deteriorate. Massage works alone to improve and maintain your horses overall performance, as well as with assisting with rehabilitation from an injury or illness. Any of the following symptoms (and many more) can indicate that your horse is suffering from a compromised muscle issue, and would benefit from a massage therapy session. -Tossing head into trot or canter transitions. -Short choppy or uneven strides. -Refusing to jump, or wild, large “desperate” leaps. -Resistance/reluctance to engage or maintain contact. -Difficulty backing. -Dragging or scuffing the toe of one or more legs. -Trouble doing anything one way but not the other. -Off or grumpy for no apparent reason. - Unable or unwilling to pick up a certain canter lead Many of these and other issues can be helped with one or a series of massage sessions and result in these and many other positive results! -Assist with rehabilitation -Improve circulation -Maintain healthy muscle tone -Increase range of motion -Improve stamina -Improve disposition -Enhance gait and performance quality -Enhance the chances of longevity -preventative care

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Just over a week left to scoop up this deal! DM me to grab yours!
10/23/2020

Just over a week left to scoop up this deal! DM me to grab yours!

🎉🎉FIRST SPECIAL! 🎉🎉

Every 10 haul in pass for the Water Treadmill *purchased in OCTOBER* will receive 5 *FREE* solarium sessions! That’s an $800 value for $600!

😏If you share this(and tag me in it, or screenshot and send it to me so I know you did) in your stories or on your feed and end up purchasing a package in October, you’ll get one extra solarium session 😏

These sessions are to be used within 6 months of the first haul in. First haul in session must be in 2020.

10/20/2020

We are often asked how horses get in to the treadmill...

CUSTOM RAMPS!

We spent days designing the perfect ramps for your horses. These ramps are custom built locally by 90 Degrees Mfg, with your horses comfort and safety in mind. They are actually over built, for weights of over 2000 lbs, with railings to help guide the horses in. If we can’t have an in-ground set up here, then we are going to have a safe, welcoming one! We added 1/2 rubber matting to the top to ensure there is no slipping or loud noises. There is an almost identical ramp on the front for exiting.

This video is of this horses first time in the diaper and second time walking up the ramp, although, the first time was equally as uneventful!

Guilty 😬😬 don’t sweep my stalls like that. OR THAT! Or do up halters to hang them, but also don’t you *dare* hang them u...
10/18/2020

Guilty 😬😬
don’t sweep my stalls like that. OR THAT! Or do up halters to hang them, but also don’t you *dare* hang them up by anything other than the nose piece 😐

*** In my barn 🤣

Ohh the Arabian world lost another great one 😢
10/15/2020

Ohh the Arabian world lost another great one 😢

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved black stallion and head breeding sire, Out of Cyte. He lived his entire life of 28 years at this farm and carried the torch of his incredible sire, Cytosk, with a poise and skill all to his own. Rest in peace, and thanks for the many years together. You'll be greatly missed but never forgotten. #outofcyte

Please enjoy this wonderful story on Out of Cyte by Christy Egan, and feel free to leave a tribute or memory of him below.

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10/15/2020

This guys first time *ever* today! He was the most nervous when the water was filling up, but we worked at it and ate all the snacks (I think he was faking it for the snacks🙃), calmed right down and used it like a pro! Time for some pampering and dinner, rest up for tomorrow Ponch!

Well, I told you there would be some perks to today! So here is the deal guys,  From now until March 12, 2021, for every...
10/12/2020

Well, I told you there would be some perks to today!

So here is the deal guys,

From now until March 12, 2021, for every $50 you spend at Undeniable Equine Services, you are going to get one entry into our 4 day stay! That’s a $350+gst value - full board(minus grain & supplements), 2 days on the water treadmill, 2 on the dry treadmill, 2 infrared solarium sessions and 2 EquiVibe sessions!

Do you only buy Belly Blend from me? Just coming by for a pack of Flair strips? Casual Massage for your horse? Regular Massage for your horse? Dropping your horse off for a month? Cool, y’all are entered! For every $50 spent, you get one entry, no max!

Please share this, it’s not a requirement but I certainly appreciate every single share, like, message and reaction I get. I’m very grateful for it all!

Now...
Let the tracking begin 🤩

My clients, my friends & family, my supporters, my cheerleaders on the sidelines. The horses who trust me with their bod...
10/12/2020

My clients, my friends & family, my supporters, my cheerleaders on the sidelines.

The horses who trust me with their bodies, who give me great reactions to the work I do, and the ones who don’t, who keep me on my toes and encourage me to dig deeper to find answers.

For every “like” or “share” or “I told my friend about you!”

The opportunity to follow my dreams even after all the best laid plans crumbed, and the encouragement from everyone to keep going when that happened.

For all of this, and so much more

🍂 I am T H A N K F U L 🍂

10/12/2020

Who is next 😏🙋🏻‍♀️

Check out the October haul in special to grab ahold of some sunshine! Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for some more perks🍂

DM or contact me at 604-308-8011

KISS Dressage
10/12/2020

KISS Dressage

Good evening everyone! Buckle up because this is a long sweary rant... I apologise for the swearing...

Why I don’t like the “checked by vet and all clear” phrase, when addressing behavioural issues.

I come across this phrase all the time and mostly it is when someone is at their wits end with their horse’s behaviour... but occasionally it seems to crop up when someone wants to hear that their horse is “just being an arsehole”.
They’ll be there, emphatically stating “there is just NOTHING wrong with him/her” and this is followed by assurance from everyone else that because the “vet checked”, the behavioural issue is entirely the horse’s fault, and this gives the owner the justification to bring in *insert honcho cowboy/bigger gadget/stronger bit/give it a few good slaps/crack an egg on it’s head bullsh*t*.

I’ll be frank with this- it makes my blood boil.

Have a look at me. Look at any picture or video of me, going about my day, riding, teaching, parenting, mucking out, hanging upside down from a pole etc etc. I look like your average healthy, reasonably active person.

But I have a problem somewhere in my hip that causes me excruciating pain when I move my leg laterally. I have had painkillers, physio, doctor assessment, Xrays, consultant assessment, MRI with contrast, a different consultant assessment, an hour’s ultrasound investigation and several very painful, massive steroid and local anaesthetic injections. I currently survive on Naproxen.

No one has successfully diagnosed me yet. No one can tell me with any accuracy, what is wrong with me. And you would not know there was anything wrong with me from my weight, the fit of my clothes, how I exercise or what I eat. I’m sound in walk, trot and canter...

I also have a hernia, a shoulder that has limited movement, two fingers that don’t work, a thumb that has lost its UCL, a painful big toe and anxiety from previous history of living with domestic violence... but I digress...

So now imagine I’m generally pretty calm and happy, but I can’t talk. And you try to make me exercise in a way that causes the excruciating pain in my hip to flare up- I am going to do the only thing I can do and stop doing the exercise or try and get away from you. If you then continue to push me, the pain would likely make me defensive and at some point, let’s be honest- I am going to punch you directly in the face.

Now have a look at your horse and apply the same logic... at what point do you say he has been sufficiently “checked”?

Let’s say you had all the investigative procedures done that I’ve had done to myself and you haven’t found any problems. If your horse is me, we both know we are still in a lot of pain. But you’ve found nothing, so we’ve been “checked” right?
So now you go to some honcho cowboy who claims he can “fix” your horse in a few sessions, and nothing your horse says now will matter- honcho cowboy won’t stop bullying him and he cannot escape. He has no choice but to comply. He still hurts.
He stops fighting. He is “fixed”. Yay for you.

I now want you to imagine your horse has had to be PTS and you do an autopsy that perhaps reveals he had a brain tumor. Or arthritis in his SI. Or leukaemia. Or a thick tendon that was maybe causing him a lot of pain... are you still happy with what you did or are you now thinking “if only I’d known he was in so much pain”? At what point would you have listened? Because your horse was already communicating with you when he started “being naughty”.

I’m not saying 100% of behavioural issues are pain related; they aren’t. Many are down to bad training, bad husbandry or previous negative experiences. But the vast majority I have seen and worked with, began with a physical cause.
On such a large skeleton, with so many limbs and things that could go wrong do you really want to assume he is “just being naughty”?!

Rant over...

Yes yes! This is a great read for everyone. I have lots of clients who I have explained this to in a bit less detail.
10/11/2020

Yes yes! This is a great read for everyone. I have lots of clients who I have explained this to in a bit less detail.

NO MORE! Out with the OUT!

I have finally reached breaking point, and if things don’t change you might see me on the news, crying and shaving my head and waving umbrellas at people walking past.
For the love all things anatomy and biomechanics, repeat after me….

The horses hip CAN NOT GO OUT.

Now, before people jump up and down and tell me the examples (rare) of actual dislocations, I am not talking about actual veterinary diagnosed trauma. That sh*t is real, and is horrific, and has no options but euthanasia and you will see why further down.

I am talking about the clients and therapists using the term regarding complementary physical therapies. If your therapist of choice tells you your horses hip is out, or you tell you therapist you think it’s out, you are both ignorant and wrong.

Why can’t it go out?

The horses hip joint is a ball and socket joint, and it is a big, deep, strong joint. It is super stable at the expense of mobility.
For starters, the socket of the pelvis is on average 2cm deep. The femur head is held in place by no less than 3 ligaments, that are approximately 1cm in diameter each. These ligaments are so strong, that people have dissected the joint down to just the ligaments and hung the horse up by the back leg, and tried to manually tear them with no success. One of them, the accessory ligament, actually arises from the tendon of the rectus abdominous muscle and is part of the prepubic tendon. Remember, ligaments are strong and designed to secure bone to bone controlling excessive movement of a joint.

The synovial joint capsule is a powerful atmospheric pressured joint. When dissected, if you puncture the capsule it actually makes a loud pop and hiss as it decompresses. That’s a powerful joint compression right there. This is also designed to provide strength and stability, because this joint transfers all the forces from the hind limb to the pelvis and lumbar spine.

The ranges of motion possible at the hip joint are flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, exorotation and endorotation
The hip joint is surrounded and supported by most of the muscles that make up the hindquarters, some examples are the psoas, iliacus, tensor fasciae latae, rectus femoris, medial gluteal, semimembranosus, biceps femoris, superficial and deep gluteal, internal obturator, gracilis, adductor, pectineus.
These muscles are for the majority big and strong, some weighing several kilos and significant in size and depth.

So, after learning all this, and understand the fact that this joint has been designed to handle huge forces of a horse galloping, jumping, rearing, doing rollbacks, can you now see that it doesn’t pop or go out?

It can be restricted in a range of motion, for example it could be restricted in flexion or exorotation, but it isn’t out, it isn’t subluxating, it doesn’t pop in and out on a whim.

Horses that actually do subluxate a hip joint are unable to be rehabilitated, because the horse is heavy and must weightbear on all four legs, and the way the horse is built it can’t get about like a dog or cat does in similar circumstances.

Please.

Please.

Stop using the term out or popped, and start educating yourselves as to correct biomechanics and anatomy, so we can all educate each other and speak intelligently about our horse’s issues.
#outwiththeout

Edited 2:15pm on 16th November to say...
I’m seeing comments about “what’s wrong with the term, no one really believes it’s out it just easy to say”.
I had a vet nurse tell me of a horse they went to see that the owners said they thought the hip went out... horse not lame, no swelling or inflammation.
People DO think it actually goes out.

Edited 6:15am 17th November:
Regarding the comments saying things such as “what’s wrong with out of alignment, out of whack”, or “I mean something is not right when I say out but I don’t literally mean something is not in a joint, no one is that stupid”.

Merriam Webster gives the following definition for the word out - 1) in a direction away from the middle or centre, 2) so as to be missing or displaced from the usual or proper place.

These indicate that the word out implies a movement, a separation of something from a point...
This isn’t what happens with the body in most bodywork situations and many people genuinely think that it does, in people and horses. My human chiropractor has shared his thoughts on this as well, people being genuinely surprised when he explained that their neck is all still in place and not looking like a step.
The connections of a joint are all still in the correct place, they are just not moving correctly.

Many new clients have been very surprised when I have explained the anatomy and range of motion of a joint or area, because they hadn’t been told anything but “it’s out”, and they simply wanted someone to “put it back in”.

Terms such as restricted, immobile, disorder, are more accurate as to what is actually happening and not encouraging an incorrect mindset.

How are therapists supposed to be taken seriously by vets or other industry professionals when we can’t actually say something correctly?

Some may think my post is stupid and overly dramatic but I think this is important, and we are only letting ourselves down the longer we keep using what I consider lazy terminology.
Sure it’s easy, but that doesn’t always mean it’s the best option.

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10/05/2020

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Love your ponies and treasure every moment you have with them 🤍

10/05/2020
The look I give y’all when you say you’ve been doing your homework, but your horses body and ROM determines...that is a ...
10/04/2020

The look I give y’all when you say you’ve been doing your homework,

but your horses body and ROM determines...that is a lie🙃

But for real, friends. These exercises, stretches, they’re a small, usually quick way to help your horse between visits, and ultimately get your horse to have longer times between sessions. Doing them between having a body worker out not only costs nothing but a little bit more time with your horse, but will also help me become more effective because those problem areas will be maintained more than just every few weeks.

If you have any questions on the things I suggest for your horse, or just want to know how to help your horse at home, feel free to call, text it DM me at any time 🍂

🎉🎉FIRST SPECIAL! 🎉🎉Every 10 haul in pass for the Water Treadmill *purchased in OCTOBER* will receive 5 *FREE* solarium s...
10/03/2020

🎉🎉FIRST SPECIAL! 🎉🎉

Every 10 haul in pass for the Water Treadmill *purchased in OCTOBER* will receive 5 *FREE* solarium sessions! That’s an $800 value for $600!

😏If you share this(and tag me in it, or screenshot and send it to me so I know you did) in your stories or on your feed and end up purchasing a package in October, you’ll get one extra solarium session 😏

These sessions are to be used within 6 months of the first haul in. First haul in session must be in 2020.

Did you know?Our water treadmill is an excellent tool to help your horses come back to work after an injury or just time...
10/02/2020

Did you know?

Our water treadmill is an excellent tool to help your horses come back to work after an injury or just time off. They’ll come into fitness faster, with less concussion on their joints, and they work both sides symmetrically. The cold water also encourages nice, tight legs, and faster recovery time. The adjustable water height helps us work different muscle groups, and the incline option will help us grow and strengthen that hind end 🍑

DM me if you’re interested in having your horses here. We will develop a custom plan beyond our base offers to help get your horse fit, fast, their way!

📲604-308-8011

This young cowgirl is CLEANING UP 🥰🥰 way to go Macey 😘
09/28/2020

This young cowgirl is CLEANING UP 🥰🥰 way to go Macey 😘

Pretty Proud and Happy for this young cowgirl!!! Jr All Around Cowgirl this weekend in Kamloops!!!!

Now, for the horses in full training and work, but want a regular boost to their programs, or just want to try it, here ...
09/27/2020

Now, for the horses in full training and work, but want a regular boost to their programs, or just want to try it, here are some of your options:

Haul in water treadmill: $70
10 Haul in Pass: $600
(To be used within 6 months for best results)

Haul in EquiVibe & Solarium: $40
10 Haul in Pass for E&S: $300
(To be used within 6 months for best results)

Add on Massage to any of the above: $60

DM or call/text Jessi at 604-308-8011 for bookings!

💥OFFICIAL LAUNCH💥October 12th is the official grand opening of Undeniable Equine Services in house programs in Aldergrov...
09/25/2020

💥OFFICIAL LAUNCH💥

October 12th is the official grand opening of Undeniable Equine Services in house programs in Aldergrove, BC!

Please take a look at our current packages, and stay tuned for individual prices and add-ons.

All multi-day packages include:
-12x12 matted and bedded stall cleaned daily in a heated barn
-An attached, roomy sand paddock cleaned daily
-Monitored fresh water
-Hay fed 4x daily
-Daily grooming, stretching & muscle activation
*owner supplied grain and supplements will be fed 2x daily*

In true Covid fashion, we won’t be having the Grand Opening BBQ we had planned, so stay tuned for tours on our stories on October 12th!

For bookings, please DM or call Jessi at 604-308-8011

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Milestone Equestrian
09/22/2020

Milestone Equestrian

When buying a new horse, soundness is of the utmost importance when sourcing your new athlete. With this in mind, many people want to perform a vet check which is a good idea if you want a second opinion on the soundness of the horse. One of the most common lameness tests is the flexion test and this is where, in my opinion, things get more complicated.

The problem with the flexion test is that there is no measure of pressure to ensure all vets are flexing with the same amount of strength. Some flex harder than others and even with the same vet flexing multiple horses, there will be a degree of variability in pressure applied, even between legs on the same horse.

On top of this, studies done on flexion tests have found time and time again that sound horses absolutely can and do flex positive, oftentimes with the majority of horses tested flexing positive. The problem here is that having a joint flexed and pressure applied for anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute is likely to cause discomfort in any animal, no matter how sound they are. Now, if you apply this to horses who’ve been in work like racing and are a mere few days or weeks out of their last high intensity workout, you can also expect a certain degree of soreness.

I think flexions are great for narrowing down where to x-ray for a prepurchase but as an actual diagnostic tool, I’ve lost faith in them. My latest OTTB who passed away due to neurological complications in February flexed sound the year prior while boasting a chip inside his fetlock joint and two hind slab fractures. He did not have a positive flex but absolutely did have acute injuries that required very expensive surgery to be rectified. Similarly, my current competition horse, Milo, flexed sound with a tendon injury that we later found due to me really pushing for more and more imaging since he would trip occasionally during our rides. Had I not been so pushy to look further, we would’ve kept working him and he would’ve likely ended up with a worse injury. Both horses were flexed by two different vets, so it isn’t a commentary on a singular vet clinic flexing too gently.

In a study done on 100 clinically sound horses, 60% of them flexed positive. Of that 60%, 15% flexed with a distinct lameness. Older horses had a greater chance of having more positive flexions and mares had a higher likelihood of positive response than geldings. Over a 6 month period, the degree of positive flexions on the same horses would decrease significantly. The conclusion of the study was that most clinically sound horses will flex at least slightly positive. This and the lack of long term consistency in flexion tests casts some doubt on their ability to detect joint issues.

Another study tested amount of force applied coupled with length the force was applied for during a flexion test. Increasing force applied by just 25% resulted in previously declared sound horses having positive tests. Doubling the time flexed from one minute to two resulted in twice as many horses flexing positive. Reducing force to 75% and time flexed to 30 seconds resulted in all of the tested horses flexing sound. The test concluded that flexion tests should be defined more precisely within these parameters for optimal results in determining lameness.

Another study found that stabled horses who’ve been at rest or pastured horses at rest are less likely to flex positive than working horses. I’ve also attached an article written by a vet who conducted his own study on horses within his practice and found that flexions couldn’t tell him anything with regards to determining long term soundness. He also found that horses with xray findings were not any more likely to flex lame than horses who X-rayed clear.

This isn’t to say you shouldn’t vet check your horses or utilize flexion tests, but, if you’re looking for something to help guarantee your horses’ future soundness, taking images to make a conclusive discovery and compare findings to whatever came up in the flexion tests is a better way to help “guarantee” you’re purchasing a sound horse. My experience is all anecdotal and untested but I’ve had horses with pristine Xrays flex positive while my horse who was a lameness train wreck in terms of the amount of rehab and care he needed flexed clear just a week prior to finding out all of his issues after imaging.

At the end of the day, nothing really guarantees long term soundness even if you xray every joint but I would use caution when utilizing flexion tests as the sole determinant of a horse’s soundness and aptitude for athletic work. Some horses are more stoic than others and may mask severe injuries well enough to flex sound (like my George did) while others may be more sensitive and can have a positive flex when they would image without issue.

Anyways, some food for thought especially if you’re shopping for horses straight off the racetrack as I would wager they’re probably more likely to flex unsound regardless of lameness issues when they’re a short time out of their last race.

Study sources:

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=horse+flexion+test&btnG=#d=gs_qabs&u=%23p%3D61IDkwE8zsEJ

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=horse+flexion+test&btnG=#d=gs_qabs&u=%23p%3DwJEMcwKtDmAJ

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=horse+flexion+test&btnG=#d=gs_qabs&u=%23p%3DD4TKqxLOcv0J

https://www.doctorramey.com/flex-test/

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