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The "Save Your Suspensory!" Online Course

An online course dedicated to saving  horses by preventing suspensory injury disaster.  No experience necessary.  You can save your horse yourself.

Back in the Day

When I (Dr. Renee Tucker) was in vet school, we were taught suspensory injuries were common.  They were a normal part of riding.   No one talked about why they were so common, and what might be done to prevent it.  Basically the rider was blamed.

An unsolved mystery

Yet if you look at the entire horse (not just the lower leg)... every horse with suspensory ligament injury has the same skeletal imbalances.  And those can be fixed.  When imbalances are fixed, suspensory injuries go away.

20 Years Later

It's about time we figure this out.  Suspensory injuries do not have to happen.  Non-healing or recurrent suspensory injuries can be fixed.

The Three Myths of Suspensory Injuries

Myth #1

The suspensory ligament itself is the cause of suspensory injury.  False.

Of course when we see a lame horse with heat and swelling by the suspensory ligament, there is a suspensory injury.  But the cause of that injury is NOT* the suspensory ligament.

Myth #2

Chronic overuse is the main cause of suspensory injury.  False.

It is not the fault of the rider, or the type of riding, or the amount of riding, or the difficulty of riding, or anything else.  The cause of suspensory injury is unrelated to overuse.

Myth #3

Medical treatments and rest are all that is needed to heal suspensory ligaments.  False.

If the underlying cause of suspensory injuries are not treated, the horse will continue to "micro-tear" at his or her suspensory.  Resulting in another injury, or never healing fully in the first place.

"Many horse owners are shocked to hear suspensory injuries are 100% preventable."*

Don't wait until your horse is lame.

What's the real cost of a suspensory injury?

Average total cost in the western U.S. = $12,224.00.

Muscle Deterioration

Anyone who has been injured knows your muscles get weak from "resting."  When it's time to get back to work, muscle strength is gone and has to gradually be worked back up.

Vet Bills

A lot!  Including but not limited to ultrasounds, exam fees, trip fees, x-rays, MRIs, injections, stem cell therapy, PRP therapy, anti-inflammatories, bandage wraps, and more.

Training Loss

After six months without training, you lose your mojo.  Training restarts from the beginning.  It can come back quickly. Hopefully you haven't had to pay for training while your horse was off.

Worry

"Is my horse in pain?" "Will he heal fully?" "What else can I do?"  "What will I do if we can't ride like we used to?"  The worry is the worst.  It doesn't stop for months.

Medications

Anti-inflammatories such as bute and banamine.  They may be necessary but they also harm the kidneys, liver, and intestinal tract.  

Rehab

And how exactly do you quietly walk a horse that's been confined for months without using sedation?  Can you pay someone to do the hand-walking?  What is your time worth?

Confinement

What a nightmare for a horse.  And how guilty we feel when our horse has to stay in the stall for weeks and weeks.  It's not our fault but it's still awful.

No Riding

Of course our horse's health and comfort comes first.  But still, riding is part of connecting with our horse.  You can't believe how much you miss it.

What's in the "Save Your Suspensory!" Online Course

Why the suspensory is a smoking gun

People look at the suspensory ligament when it's hurt.  Makes sense.  But it's just the smoking gun.  What pulls the trigger?

What's the true cause?

Deep in your horse lies an amazing array of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints.  The stay apparatus is complex but can be simplified to find the true cause.

How Ultrasounds can be misleading

Little known facts about ultrasound.  Currently "king of diagnostics", the ultrasound isn't all it's reported to be.

Preventing injury in your horse

This is what it's all about.  Do you really want to risk losing six months (at least!) of riding your horse?   If you follow this course completely, your horse will NOT injure their suspensory.*  Ever. 

What if it already happened

Non-healing, slow-healing, never-healed-all-the-way suspensory injuries can absolutely be improved.  Depending on the amount of scar tissue, your horse may be able to fully recuperate.

Western Medical & Holistic Treatments

Treatment Options.  Yes, you can search the internet for these.  But it's nice to have them all in one place.  And you get a holistic equine vet's "non-PC" opinion on each of them.

Emergency Plans

Did your horse literally just pull a suspensory?  You found this course scouring the internet for what to do?  Call your vet, then go straight to the Emergency Video and the Emergency section of the course notebook.   

More Course Content

  • True causes of front and hind limb suspensory injuries
  • Discover how to tell if your horse is prone to suspensory injury
  • Learn how to fix the real problems yourself (front limb only)
  • What to tell your bodyworker to fix in the hind leg
  • Why treating the suspensory alone can be a waste of time
  • Why suspensory injury is NOT caused by chronic overuse.
  • Which types of footing contribute to suspensory problems.
  • Which boots, wraps, etc to use.
  • Warning symptoms of suspensory issues

"Save Your Suspensory!" Tuition Options

"Save Your Suspensory!" Course Tuition Option #1

Ready to get started? Choose from three options. The Online course gives you all the tools you need to protect your horse from suspensory injuries. You may choose to do the bodywork yourself or hire a bodyworker to help your horse.

Online Course Alone

$1499

Online Course with course notebook is yours to keep forever.

Entire Course viewable immediately.

You can Save Your Horse's Suspensory

Get THE COURSE now

"Save Your Suspensory!" Course Tuition Option #2

In option #2, you get the online course and two consultations with Dr. Tucker. Whenever you're ready, email a photo of your horse. Dr. Tucker will respond with front and hind limb analyses. You'll know exactly what is going on with your horse. Since there are two consultations, this is ideal for use "before" and "after" treatment. You'll have confidence your horse is correctly treated and protected from suspensory injury.

Online Course with Two Analyses

$1949

Online Course with Course Notebook yours to keep forever

Entire course viewable immediately

TWO:  Front and Hind limb Analysis of your horse from Dr. Tucker

Know if your horse is prone to suspensory injury immediately, directly from Dr. Tucker

Get THE COURSE, WITH HELP now

The Course, Done for You

Let's say you're too busy to watch an online course. And you have too much on your plate to add learning to fix your horse's legs. You're not alone. With Course Option #3, you'll get two Full-Body Analyses of your horse directly from Dr. Tucker. Plus an Implementation Plan for you to give to your bodyworker. Plus two follow-up email consultations at any time of your choosing. This is the best way to not only Save Your Suspensory, but to eliminate hidden underlying causes.

$2699

Online Course with course notebook yours to keep forever

Entire course viewable immediately

Two Full-Body Analyses from your horse's video. Full-Body includes front and hind limbs, head, neck, back, & gluteal areas.

Implementation Plan for your bodyworker

Two follow-up email Consultations

Easiest way to make sure your horse is protected from Suspensory injuries.

Get THE COURSE, DONE FOR YOU now

Julia K.

I've lived and travelled all over the US.  Dr. Tucker is by far the best alignment specialist I've ever met.  We do hunters and jumpers and none of our horses had suspensory injuries thanks to her caring.   We did have some horses we purchased with previous suspensory tears.  Dr. Tucker was able to get those horses back up to par, too.  If you can't get Dr. Tucker, get her Suspensory course!

John M.

Online courses are new to me, but I really needed my roping horse fixed.  No other vets were helpful, just wanted to inject, you know.  Her course gave me everything I needed to keep him sound.  Very pleased.

Renee Tucker, DVM

 

Dr. Renee Tucker is in a unique position to Save Horse's Suspensory's.  An equine veterinarian for over 20 years, Dr. Tucker also has an undergraduate degree in BioEngineering.

With these tools, she was able to analyze horses suspensory injuries in a way no one else could.

Dr. Tucker is dedicated to freeing horses from solve-able problems, and freeing owners from "if only I had known."

Creator of her own alignment technique, Tucker BioKinetic, Dr. Tucker has students come from around the globe.  Look for a graduate in your area on www.WhereDoesMyHorseHurt.com

*excluding sudden, acute direct trauma to the suspensory ligament.

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