Dominica offering treatment for injured horses and ponies

PUBLISHED: 11:22 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:22 26 September 2018

Dominica Pfaff.

Dominica Pfaff.

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Dominica Rogan-Pfaff is offering a unique treatment for horses and ponies after studying the treatment at Hartpury College.

Dominica Rogan-Pfaff, an equine therapist has been working hard towards reintroducing an updated successful therapy treatment, for horses and ponies in the area.

The inventor Sir Charles Strong had success with his strongbox on Lord Mountbatten’s and the Queens horses, that she knighted him for his work. However, when he died, his apprentice Winks Greene took the transeva, back to South Africa with her.

Her work then passed on to the BSET Academy in South Africa, where Dominica received lengthy specialised training with the transeva, following her studies at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire, the world’s largest equine college.

Dominica said: “I have seen first hand the amazing results achieved in South Africa, especially with racehorses, that I cannot believe that the racehorse trainers in the UK and Ireland are not using this therapy treatment here.

“My vet, is the equestrian vet for the Olympics and it’s the same principle as massaging top athletes before and after their Olympic feats, but on a much bigger scale.”

The treatment using the Faradic principles of electrotherapy, stimulates the horses muscles, so that they are at their fittest on race day and afterwards it gets the blood flowing to the affected area much more quickly, leading to a quicker recovery time.

At the academy, they worked with injured polo ponies and also with about 20 racehorse trainers getting their horses up to peak fitness, before their races and this year they yet again obtained fantastic results in South Africa’s biggest race, the four million rand, Durban July, where they worked on the first, second and third horses past the post.

If you have horses, ponies or contacts in the racing industry and would like to help Dominica re-establish this treatment back into the UK, she can be contacted on 07379 416529 or send an email at DRPequinetherapy@gmail.com

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