"Der Funky Shoes"
This Grand Prix horse (nicknamed here to avoid embarrassing his past owners) was once valued at six figures.
But a funky shoe job had made him severely lame. After traditional rehab failed, he was listed for rescue online. Linda brought him to AquaStride for rehab. Four months later, he was joyfully running and jumping again--and continues to do so for his new owners.
Now one of Tucson Equestrian Center's most beloved lesson horses, Teddy first came to us "dead lame" (i.e., recommended for euthanasia).
After 3 months of AquaStride rehab (and most likely years of crippling pain), he's a 100% sound, cooperative mount, energetic but gentle enough for beginners.
So lame, he came to us via a late-night transfer in a Cracker Barrel parking lot (to spare embarrassment to the high-end training facility
where he once lived and worked). After just 3 months of AquaStride therapy, this handsome, healthy rope horse is now owned and loved by one of our long-term clients, who rides him three times a week.