Wellington, FL (February 18, 2016) – Thanks to the HORSE GYM USA® equipment in both the Colorado and Florida facilities of TyL Farm— home to dressage Olympians Debbie McDonald and Adrienne Lyle— an injured horse has been able to quickly reach winning potential.
HORSE GYM USA® is known for its innovative equipment that ranges from treadmills to salt water hydro-therapy spas. All of the equipment developed by HORSE GYM USA® can help take equine athletes to the next level of competition. Success stories come to HORSE GYM USA® from all across the United States from people who have used this equipment for their horses. These success stories have inspired the company to present a HORSE GYM USA® Horse of the Month Award to recognize the most impressive transformations in equine athletes who have used HORSE GYM USA®.
The inaugural winner of the Horse of the Month Award is a seven-year-old Warmblood stallion called Eastwood. Eastwood’s transformational story began two years ago, when he was purchased by TyL Farm. Katie Johnson, the resident professional at TyL Farm’s Colorado base, saw promise in her new mount. “Eastwood came to me as a five-year-old,” Johnson explained. “He was injured when he arrived, but we had high hopes for him. So, Kylee Lourie, the owner of TyL Farm, went to the upmost lengths to get him recovered and working at full strength. Veterinarian Dr. Richard Mitchell of Fairfeild Equine Associates recommended HORSE GYM USA®, and thus began Eastwood’s transformation.
Utilizing both the HORSE GYM USA® | WATER treadmill and the HORSE GYM USA® | SPA, Johnson has been able to rehabilitate Eastwood beyond her expectations. “The WATER has greatly improved his strength and overall topline condition, even while his only other activity was just hand walking,” she said. “The addition of the SPA has really tightened up his tendons and ligaments.”
All of the HORSE GYM USA® products are designed to optimize conditioning, provide strengthening exercise with minimal strain, and help to accelerate the healing of soft tissue damage. “I think using HORSE GYM USA® really adds more hind-end strength, which you can normally only get from doing cavaletti or some piaffe work or lots of transitions,” Johnson said. “When you’re rehabbing, those exercises aren’t usually on the ‘straight lines, trot five minutes only’ list. So to be able to add that strength to help with his recovery without putting a lot of pressure on him has been remarkable.”
Johnson, who works with Olympians Debbie McDonald and Adrienne Lyle at TyL Farm’s Wellington, Florida base, looks forward to continuing to see Eastwood’s success as he wraps up his rehabilitation and begins a more rigorous training program. As the inaugural winner of the HORSE GYM USA® Horse of the Month Award, Eastwood will receive a blue ribbon and embroidered cooler from the company to reward him for his progress so far.
To learn more about HORSE GYM USA® and how its innovative products can help you attain your equine conditioning goals, visit www.horsegym.com.
To be entered to win the HORSE GYM USA® Horse of the Month Award, send a before and after photo of your horse to Jill@horsegym.com. You can also follow HORSE GYM USA® on Facebook and Instagram.
Photo: Eastwood of TYL Farm won the first HORSE GYM USA® Horse of the Month Award (Photo courtesy of JRPR— no photo credit necessary)