Since 2009, Arrow Equine has been a part of the performance horse world. Owned by Sara Vold (EEBW, EST, RVT, NKTE), she began her journey as a Registered Veterinary Technologist as Dr Chad Hewlett’s head technologist with Energy Equine Veterinary Services. Sara had learned an immense amount about biomechanics and gait asymmetries, this then had sparked interest into the Equine Sports Therapy world. Strong in the belief system that along side the advancements in the medicinal world, Sara continues to learn and expand her knowledge to better understand the equine anatomy and modalities to address soft tissue. Every horse responds differently, so it is imperative to know several ways to address the dysfunction of soft tissue.
Sara is a talented insured therapist, with a strong background in biomechanics and a passion for the horses and teams of professionals she works with. Sara is a certified EST (Equine Sports Therapist), EEBW (Equinology Equine Body worker), NKTE (NeuroKinetic Therapist Equine), as well as sits on the executive board of the IEBWA (International Equine Body Workers Association), and is a FEI permitted equine therapist.
The competitive horse industry has continued to evolve and care for the equine athlete is substantially more advanced than 10 years ago. Human athletes require a full team of professionals to aid in their performance, strengths, and stamina. Let alone any healing and recovering from injuries. Studies show that muscle injuries can take up to 90 days to become apparent in which time they may have caused much more serious injury.
Sessions with Arrow Equine entail a entire body assessment, combining gait and postural assessments, identify potential asymmetries or dysfunctions. Sara utilizes her extensive knowledge in soft tissue mobilization techniques, kinesio taping, massage, aromatherapy, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, acupressure, stretching, exercise/stretch programs and spinal range of motion in any session depending on what is required to bring forth the potential in all athletes.
Arrow Equine believes that it truly takes a village to achieve greatness in the horse so Sara works along side a team of professional Body Workers, Saddle Fitters, Farriers, Nutritionists, Veterinarians, Chiropractors, Equine Dentists, and Trainers. Coming up with the best individual program for that equine athletes needs getting to the root of concern and managing specific symptoms. Each sessions goal with Arrow Equine is achieving optimal performance of the equine athlete, working along side a team to get that horse to its fullest potential in all our abilities.