Sanctuary’s Mobile Unit Helps Shave Seconds at National Barrel Horse Youth Championships

Barrel Racers Use Pre-Hab for Winning Runs

Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Miller

Ocala, FL (August 22, 2012) – The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center has been busy recently, treating equines of all disciplines at world championships and on the world stage. The Sanctuary’s mobile unit traveled to Perry, Georgia to attend the National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Championships, where their treatments gave horses the competitive edge.

Terry Angelo, manager of The Sanctuary’s Wellington facility, said the mobile unit’s trip to the 2012 NBHA Youth World Championships was a resounding success. “Our mobile unit was very well received and we treated horses from the start of the show until late in the evenings. We had lots of return clients from past shows,” he said.

The mobile unit offered a variety of treatments including the Cold Water Leg Spa, Transpirator, Magna Wave and Laser. “While at the Youth World Championships, one girl told us that after treating her horse in the Cold Water Leg Spa she shaved a second off her time,” Angelo said, adding that The Sanctuary’s mobile unit will continue to be on the move. “We are heading to Jackson, Mississippi, Lexington, Virginia and Tulsa, Oklahoma over the next four weeks.”

The Sanctuary has built a solid reputation on their ability to condition and rehabilitate equines of all disciplines. “We thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of the competitors at the Youth World Championships, what a great group of riders,” Angelo said, adding that the mobile unit has also traveled to the Annual All American Quarter Horse Congress Championships, HITS Horse Shows and a variety of other venues.

The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center’s main campus is located in Ocala, Florida. The 30-acre, state-of-the-art facility is a multi-million dollar rehabilitation and conditioning facility that features all of the services of the mobile unit in addition to an Aqua-Pacer Treadmill and equine swimming pool.

“The Sanctuary’s therapies are very similar to what professional human athletes undergo during training and competition, and we are happy to bring that level of care and technology to all of the equines we treat, from Olympic athletes to world champions to competitors at all levels,” Angelo said. The Cold Saltwater Leg Spa, a favorite among equestrian competitors, is the ideal treatment for legs. With 35-degree turbulated saltwater, the leg spa eliminates pain, reduces swelling and inflammation, removes heat, increases circulation, relieves sore feet and speeds healing.

For more information on the Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center or to inquire about having the Sanctuary mobile unit at your event, visit

For more information contact:
Tom Grabe
The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center
1-352-369-HEAL (4325)

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