Horse Receives Water Therapy for Recovery

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At 2 High Dollar Ranch in Greenfield, up to 20 horses a day are being rehabilitated and trained using a treadmill inside a pool of water. The owner, Sherry Sunden, works 12 to 17 hours a day, seven days a week offering a form of rehabilitation that’s new to Indiana.

In the video, you’ll see Snickerdoodle, affectionately called “Snick,” has been with Sunden for a month after a tragic injury. Snick shattered her leg into eight pieces close to the hoof. In most cases, a horse with her injury would be put down. Not only has the rehabilitation worked, it’s gotten Snick to the point where her owner will soon be able to start riding her again. “For her to even come out of surgery and be capable of walking again was a miracle,” Sunden said.

“I think people are excited that they have an option besides putting an animal down. This is an option and you don’t have to give up.