We started High Weald Horse Hydro with one aim in mind: to provide an equine hydrotherapy experience unrivalled in our area, with a service clients appreciate and exceptional value for money.
Technology helps us do that. But the horse always comes first.
In our modern and well appointed hydrotherapy centre you'll find the latest models of aqua treadmill and saltwater spa, multi-angle video capture and heart-rate monitoring technology. But most importantly, you'll find experienced, caring horse-people who really understand how important it is to get your horse's treatment right. That's why we offer a free assessment for every horse, so we can start to understand your horse as an individual even before it's first hydrotherapy session.
We’ve taken great care to create an environment that will put your horse at ease whilst keeping it and everyone involved in its treatment safe. During your visit, you and your horse will benefit from:
• Controlled ventilation
• Plenty of light and security during treatment to prevent distraction
• Floor fully covered with anti-slip matting
• Vehicle parking on concrete hard standing immediately outside the treatment centre enabling quick transfer of the horse from box to the facilities.
As well as reviewing progress regularly with you, the owner, wherever possible we like to work in close collaboration with your horse's vet, chiropractor or other complimentary therapist to design a hydrotherapy programme that compliments your horse's existing training or rehabilitation regime.
We don't claim hydrotherapy is a panacea for effective rehabilitation or performance improvement. But we do believe it can be a powerful addition to any training regime and we're dedicated to proving that to every client who comes through our doors.
You can read more about how we do that on our Aqua Treadmill page.
Evonne leads the team at HWHH and is responsible for all day-to-day operational matters. A qualified massage therapist and student of Anatomy & Physiology, Evonne has over 25 years’ experience of handling horses “from the floor”, having worked as both freelance groom and a much-sought after clipper. Evonne is an active member of Eridge Pony Club and she and her two grown-up daughters regularly produce young horses to compete at Eventing Novice and 1* levels.
Kat is a BHS Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship with three years' professional experience and six further years experience as a groom. After earning her diploma in Equine Management at Plumpton College, Kat went on to complete BHS stage 1,2 and 3 awards. Her professional experience to date has combined yard management and equine care with saddlery and bridlework. She keeps her own horses for pleasure and when she’s not training them she’s training herself to run marathons.
Michelle is a lifelong horse lover who has been working in the equine care industry for over 30 years. Starting out in hunting and side saddle yards, her career experience includes grooming, assisting in equine physiotherapy, managing private yards and working with trainers to prepare horses for local events. Michelle keeps her own horses, is proud mother to a teenage daughter and on top of all that is also a qualified book-keeper.