Raised in a bustling racing family who saddled Graded Stakes winners for storied owners such as the Farish's, Larkspur Carroll learned to look for the subtleties in a horse's movement to inform how she cared for and trained them at an early age.
Spending her early career as a thoroughbred racetrack practitioner, keeping racehorses healthy was an easy move to make. As her equine chiropractic and therapy business grew, a gap in the industry became apparent. Many of the horses she was treating were laid up or in physical rehab and they needed her services more often.
So to ensure that those specific horses are able to get the therapies they need to recover successfully, Dr. Carroll opened AppleRidge Farm. AppleRidge operates for one purpose: to provide the therapies that horses in rehab need to thrive in recovery.
Larkspur Carroll, DVM
As founder/owner and a practitioner of CORE Therapies and Appleridge Farm, Larkspur Carroll DVM addresses the chiropractic, acupuncture, and rehabilitation needs of various equine athletes. Based in Central Kentucky, Dr. Carroll’s predominant experience is with thoroughbreds at every age and stage of development including second careers beyond the racing industry.
- Undergraduate: University of Maryland (College Park) - Biological Sciences and Zoology
- Veterinary School: The Ohio State
- Internship: Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital ambulatory in Lexington KY
- Mother of a fabulous teenage daughter
Hailing from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Chelsey brings a wealth of experience providing specialized care to horses who need detailed attention. After serving as farm manager at both Chanteclair and Parkland breeding farms and Surgery barn manager at the famous Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, we know our rehab horses are in good hands at any hour of day!
- Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville
- Kentucky Equine Management Internship at Winstar Farm in Versailles, KY
From a young age, Thoroughbreds have been an integral part of Tanya’s life. She got a taste for racing and training on her family’s horse farm in Huntington, Quebec, Canada. Ultimately she moved to Lexington, Kentucky to complete her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Midway University.
From there, she worked in the industry as a groom, an assistant farm manager, and a veterinary technician until she started Shady Lane Farm and Racing in Versailles, Kentucky.
She joined the CORE Therapies team in 2017, when she refocused her attention on her family. Still busy as ever, she lives on Shady Lane farm with her partner and children (Victoria, Kaitlyn, and Aiden), as well as their variety of cats, dogs, and horses.
Animals have always been a passion for Elizabeth. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon she spent much of her youth pet and farm sitting, team penning, and wandering through the zoo. It was a natural progression for her to get her degree in Animal Science from Oregon State University.
After graduation, she moved to Kentucky to participate in the Kentucky Equine Management Internship. After completing sessions at both Mill Ridge Farm and Denali Stud, she came on board at AppleRidge Farm.
- Bachelors of Science in Animal Sciences w/focus in pre-veterinary medicine) from Oregon State University.