FOUNDER REHABILITATION

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NOTE: WE ARE NOT FARRIERS OR VETERINARIANS

WE HAVE BEEN TREATING FOUNDERED HORSES OFF AND ON FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND HAVE TRIED MANY THINGS BY TRIAL AND ERROR. 

NOW WE ARE AT THE POINT WE ARE GETTING GOOD RESULTS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS AND FEEL WE HAVE LEARNED ENOUGH ABOUT THIS TO  OFFER OUR SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC.

WE ARE OFFERING TO TREAT FOUNDERED HORSES IN A PROVEN MANNER.  FOUNDER DIDN'T USED TO BE A DEATH SENTENCE FOR HORSES.  NOW, HOWEVER,  IT HAS GOTTEN TO BE A "BIG SCARY DEAL".  LOTS OF THE WAYS USED TO TREAT FOUNDER WORK.  BUT IF THEY ARE NOT WORKING FOR YOU, OR YOU WANT TO VISIT WITH US ABOUT OUR THOUGHTS ON THE TREATMENT OF FOUNDER, PLEASE WRITE OR CALL.

WE TREAT THE HORSE IN A MANNER THAT ALLOWS THEM TO GROW A "NEW" HOOF.  WE REBALANCE THE FEET AND ALLOW THEM TO HEAL WITHOUT THE USE OF SHOES AND PADS.  NO STALL REST AND MINIMAL USE OF MEDICATIONS.

WE ARE WILLING TO HELP YOU IF YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

*WILLING TO LEARN HOW THE HORSE AND/OR MULE FOOT IS DESIGNED AND HOW IT GOT TO THE POINT OF CATASTROPHE.

*WILLING TO CHANGE YOUR HORSES LIFESTYLE IF NEEDED TO  LET THEM HEAL AND KEEP THEM SOUND.

*HAVE A HORSE THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO TREAT THE TRADITIONAL METHOD OF SHOES, PADS,  RADICAL RESECTIONING, STALL REST, ETC...

*HAVE TRIED ANOTHER METHOD OF TREATMENT THAT HAS FAILED AND ARE LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE.

WE ARE WILLING TO WORK WITH YOU HORSE IN THE ACUTE STAGE OR CHRONIC.  GIVE US YOUR TOUGHEST CASE AND WE WILL TRY TO WORK WITH YOU TO SAVE THE HORSE IF THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT.  WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THIS WILL WORK FOR YOU, AND NEITHER CAN THE VETS AND OTHER FARRIERS.   IF YOUR VET SAYS IT IS "HOPELESS" BECAUSE THE COFFIN BONE IS TOO ROTATED, OR THERE ARE ABCESSES, OR THE HOOF WALL IS SLOUGHING, LET US TRY TO SAVE THE HORSE.  WE ARE NOT SCARED OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS.  CALL, OR WRITE US IF YOU THINK WE CAN HELP. 

WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES AS NEEDED AND ARE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU THE NAME OF OUR VETS IN THE AREA WHO HAVE SEEN OUR WORK.

IF WE TREAT YOUR HORSE, WE WILL REFER YOU TO LOTS OF INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET AND BOOKS YOU CAN PURCHASE TO LEARN ABOUT THIS.  WE DID NOT "INVENT" THIS NOR DO WE TAKE ANY CREDIT WHATSOEVER IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS WAY OF TREATING THE FOUNDERED HORSE.  WE SIMPLY FEEL THERE ARE FEW, IF ANY, HORSES THAT CANNOT BE SAVED BY LETTING THEM GROW A NEW HOOF AND THIS SYSTEM OF TREATING FOUNDERED AND NAVICULAR HORSES IS GOING TO WORK ALMOST ALWAYS.  WE HAVE NOT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF WORKING WITH MANY NAVICULAR HORSES, BUT WILL TRY THEM TOO. UNLESS THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN NERVED, THEN WE WILL EVALUATE YOUR HORSE ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

COSTS: RIGHT NOW WE CHARGE $200 PER MONTH FOR ALL THE BASIC FEED AND CARE FOR EACH OF THE FIRST TWO MONTHS AND THEN THE SITUATION IS RE-EVALUATED AND WE ADJUST THE RATE ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS FROM THERE.  OFTEN THE HORSE IS READY TO BE RETURNED HOME AND SUPPORTIVE THERAPY IS ALL THAT IS NEEDED.  WE ARE HAPPY TO WORK WITH YOUR FARRIER, OR THE HORSE MAY BE RETURNED TO US FOR RE-CARE APPOINTMENTS.  THE HORSE OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHARGES FOR ANY VETERINARY CARE ABOVE WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE AS WELL AS BANDAGING MATERIAL IF NEEDED AND EXTRA SUPPLIES NEEDED BECAUSE OF SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.  IF THE HORSE ONLY REQUIRES TRIMMING AND NORMAL FEEDING REGIMEN, IT IS CHEAPER THAN IF THE HORSE NEEDS INTENSIVE CARE.  AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME, THE HORSE SHOULD ONLY REQUIRE THE BASIC CARE AND THE STANDARD MONTHLY RATE WILL APPLY..  THE EXTRA PROCEDURES AND MEDICATIONS WOULD BE X-RAYS AS NEEDED, PRESCRIPTION MEDS PRESCRIBED BY YOUR VETERINARIAN OR OURS AND EXTRA SUPPLIES WHICH WILL BE KEPT AT A MINIMUM.   ONCE THE HORSE IS IN OUR CARE FOR A SHORT TIME THEY USUALLY DO NOT NEED BUTE ANY LONGER AND X-RAYS WILL BE TAKEN ONLY AS NEEDED.    

CALL US AT 307-332-4629.  WE HAVE AN ANSWERING MACHINE AND WILL RETURN YOUR CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, USUALLY WITHIN HOURS.  OR YOU CAN EMAIL US AT redrockarabians@yahoo.com   OR YOU CAN WRITE US AT PO BOX 1148, LANDER, WYOMING  82520

THANKS, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO VISITING WITH YOU,          ROGER AND INGRID BUCHMEIER

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.  Romans 8:28