Nestled in the rolling hills of Mercer County, KY, AppleRidge Farm is a place of peace and calm for horses and humans alike.
Every corner of the farm is designed with the horse in mind. In the barn, you'll find spacious, well-bedded stalls where horses find rest and quiet. The purpose-built shedrow is designed to facilitate hand-walking and even work under saddle.
Outside the barn, there are smaller round pens for horses just entering the turnout phase of recovery and larger paddocks for long afternoons spent sunbathing and munching on Kentucky Bluegrass. You'll also see horses working on the EquiGym, a machine that allows us to condition the horses without a rider on their backs.
The best part of life at AppleRidge? The founder of the farm (and veterinarian!) Dr. Larkspur Carroll lives onsite!
Chiropractic care uses bio mechanics physiological responses to identify and address patterns of use or compensations through out the body. Benefits include improved physical comfort, symmetry, and performance.
For Equine athletes, it's an essential therapy that promotes range of motion, can elevate horse's performance, and also can address any patterns of lameness.
Dr. Carroll's diverse roster of clients includes some of the top equine athletes in racing, dressage, show jumping, and eventing. She is often praised for her intuitive, patient approach to chiropractic care.
Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that is based on the idea that living organisms contain a road map of energy conduits, called meridians or channels. These meridians carry energy to and from every body system. Interference or interruption in that energy flow can disrupt normal body functions.
Acupuncture treatments involve the stimulation of specific points, with thin needles, laser, or pressure, along the affected channels to reopen "blocked" energy flow and reestablish normal function. Herbal supplements are often used in conjunction in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Often used in conjunction with chiropractic services, CORE Therapies uses acupuncture to help identify and address patterns of dysfunction within the horse's body. Doing so can help improve comfort overall, enhance well-being, and encourage better performance.
PEMF stands for "Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field" Therapy. A PEMF device creates a focused magnetic field, which promotes health at a cellular level by stimulating cell metabolism.
This helps to increase blood flow to the area and increases the permeability of the cell wall. In doing so, nutrients and oxygen are readily absorbed, and proteins more efficiently metabolized for use within the cell and surrounding tissue.
This means that damaging toxins and cellular waste can exit the cell more efficiently, reducing pain and inflammation and encouraging healing. PEMF Therapy optimizes cell function and enhances the bodies natural ability to heal itself.
Laser Therapy integrates biology and physics to accelerate healing at the cellular level. It is proven to encourage cellular regeneration, and improve blood flow to injured tissues.
CORE Therapies has both a Class III and Class IV cold laser, which can be used to promote healing of external wounds, internal soft tissue injuries, or to stimulate acupuncture points for horses that are less tolerant of needles.
The laser treatments are tailored to the specific injury being treated; Duration, light wave frequency/amplitude, and number of sessions vary based on the injury/illness, as well as the individual horse.
What Our Clients Say:
Multiple Graded Stakes Placed Owner
“AppleRidge Farm has taken great care of my horses. The rehabilitation from their racing/training injuries was handled by top-notch equine professionals with every available need met for their continued success. I would not hesitate to send any of my other horses to AppleRidge Farm if the need arises."