Spring and Summer 2018
A 6 Week Horse – a – Culture Riding and Auditing Course is now taking reservations. Beginning July 3rd, 5th, and 6th, followed by a summer schedule every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday through July and into August.
Join Andrew and I to share with you the riding experiences that will make you a smart rider, no detail too small and no goals to large. We will have fun, learn a lot and teach our horses to become better riding partners, better trained, and you as a rider, a safer equestrian.
Morning and Afternoon Sessions, all ages welcome to audit, details to follow soon. Trailer in or reserve a Brek-n-Ridge horse. Limited availability so call soon!
Our goal AT BREK-N-RIDGE FARM is to share with you how to reach your horsey goals. This series of learning is for you whether you are a serious rider of any age with aspirations of a gold medal, a blue ribbon or as a rider that wants to know how to get through the woods more easily and have fun with your horse!
HORSE TRAINING AND CLINICS
Call us to inquire about lessons, participating in upcoming clinics or horse shows. Our new web page: CLINICS/SCHEDULES has listed many of the confirmed dates. For horse training and our new trainers’ clinics information call us at 231-242-0012 to make an appointment to discuss specifics, email us for pricing or come by the stable to learn about the costs and our availability.
7359 South Lake Shore Drive – a few minutes from Harbor Springs, Michigan
Clinic costs vary with the instructor. Contact us if you would like your instructor to give a clinic at Brek-n-Ridge. Our arena’s, stalls are available to outside clinicians.
The costs to teach instructors in our Instructors Program: Safety in the Stable, Arena and on Horseback vary on a per person basis. Working student positions to qualify for acceptance into this program may be available seasonally.
Three day clinics with Karin available.
CONFIRMED – A CLINIC WITH Grand Rapids riders June 8-9-10
Horse Equipment Laundry Service $50.00 per month – Keeping all your equipment clean and dry, safe from mildew and breakage. Save your Washer and Dryer!
Tack Cleaning Services $50.00 per month. Keeping all your leather equipment mildew clear and safe from rot and grime.
Horse Showing with Brek-n-Ridge Farm
Show fees $120.00 per day, per horse, includes coaching of the rider and training/showing the horse.We will be traveling downstate for shows as well as going to small schooling shows for the summer 2018. Join us.
Additional costs, (instructor travel expenses, accommodation and a per diem of $30.00 a day) will be divided among the clients
If grooming and handling are requested, the charge is $50.00 per day. The groom’s per diem fee and accommodations will be divided equally among our clients. A show preparation fee that includes mane pulling, tail grooming, bathing and clipping is $35.00 per horse
Braiding $45.00. Mane pulling $25.00. Hauling $2.00 per loaded mile. An insurance coverage for hauling will be required
Contact us for an appointment to discuss specifics
REHAB – BY RESERVATION
If stalls are available, we may be able to offer full rehabilitation services for acute injury care, post surgical care, and the following rehab programs…please ask your vet to call Brek-n-Ridge to discuss. We have been doing this work since the 1990’s in Michigan and Arizona
Respond Cold Laser Treatments
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) with Respond™ Cold Laser
The Respond 2400 XL is a class IIIB cold laser. They are called cold lasers or soft lasers because they do not emit heat and therefore do not cause tissue damage. This device is FDA approved as “non-significant risk” device.
At this time, scientific studies indicate that cold lasers are more effective at penetrating the skin than LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) and are therefore more effective. Laser light is able to penetrate through tissue layers and help to stimulate cellular energy and metabolic processes which promote healing and tissue regeneration (including increased collagen and epithelial production). Cold Laser light can also stimulate the release of natural pain killing endorphins within the body which facilitate long lasting pain relief.
To read more about the benefits and effects of LLLT demonstrated by thousands of double blind studies done in both clinical and laboratory settings, please see the Laser FAQ site that Respond has put together.
Cold Lasers are often used for: Tendon and ligament strains, tears, lesions, bowed tendons, wounds, sore muscles and bruises, and sore backs. Cold Lasers are a non-invasive way to stimulate acupressure points in navicular, bruised feet, and laminitis cases.
Local veterinarians are supportive of using cold laser in addition to regular treatment protocols for soft tissue injuries and wounds. The Respond cold laser is also a great tool for massage therapy in helping to treat trigger points. We work closely with our vets.
Other Rehab Offerings
- Hand walking, under saddle controlled exercise and legging up
- Bandaging (standing/support wraps, simple/complex wound bandaging)
- Cold/hot hosing, packs
- Hoof Soaking, bandage changes, severe wound care
• Riding on perfect footing in indoor arena. Maintained daily.
• Intramuscular injection
• Medicated bath
• Body clip
Daily logs and regular owner/trainer/agent/veterinarian updates and interface
This unit delivers a dry cold with active compression which can be helpful as part of a treatment program for many conditions involving inflammation and soft tissue injuries. These include acute tendon injuries, suspensory desmitis, laminitis, and splints. Additionally, horses may benefit from this therapy to minimize swelling post-operatively in certain procedures. Treatment sessions are customized to your horse’s needs.
- To increase performance of sport horses
- To increase suppleness of the horse
- To vitalize the organism
- Muscle tension
- Rheumatic arthritis
- Slow healing bone & degenerative joint injuries
- Inflammation & swelling
- Inhibited blood circulation/metabolic disorders
We love horses and we will do our best to care for your animals, everyday.