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Rocking Horse Therapy: Northern Wyoming facility gives horses a competitive edge

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Ensuring horses are in top shape for work or competition is important for success in the arena, as well as avoiding injury. With over 40 years of horse experience, Rocking Horse Therapy and Rehabilitation strives to provide individualized plans to each equine athlete who comes to their facility. 

Owner Jennifer Lewis shares the facility features top-of-the-line technologies for conditioning horses for seasonal competition or rehabilitation following an injury. 

Built on dreams

For years, Jennifer worked in the medical field, but knew it wasn’t exactly what her heart wanted to do. In fact, she had been dreaming of building a horse therapy facility. When the opportunity arose, Jennifer started building Rocking Horse Rehabilitation and Therapy from the ground up. 

Today, the business has been hard at work tending to horses for almost four years. 

“When we first began building, I started to think we were a little crazy and wondered who would bring their horses to Meeteetse,” she says. “But, it all came together, and as we were building, I was watching my dreams come true.” 

While Jennifer will tell visitors it may not be the fanciest facility – featuring several runs, a barn and a large outside walker – Rocking Horse Therapy and Rehabilitation is home to some of the highest quality and superior horse therapy services. 

“It was built with care, purpose and functionality,” she says. 

Horse therapy

Whether horses come to Jennifer for conditioning before a rodeo or roping season or for rehabilitation following an injury, they are all assessed for the best mode of treatment. 

Rocking Horse Therapy and Rehabilitation offers Solarium Light Therapy, Pegasus Laser Therapy, an Equivibe vibrating platform as well as Ice-Vibe tendon boots and Sportz-Vibe blankets, an Equiband, a large outdoor Priefert Walker and an above-ground treadmill. 

Jennifer notes increasing lung capacity and building muscle are key to conditioning horses.

“The water resistance of the Aquatred helps horses build strength in their legs, increases muscle tone, strengthens their top line and increases their range of motion without impaction on the lower limbs,” she explains. 

In addition, conditioning helps to improve speed, endurance, agility and balance. 

During conditioning or rehabilitation, Jennifer may utilize Solarium Light Therapy or the Sportz-Vibe in combination to relieve sore muscles and decrease recovery time. Both of these technologies can also help to strengthen the horses’ immune systems and increase blood and oxygen circulation. 

“I love seeing the change in horses over their time with us,” Jennifer notes. “It amazes me how quickly they can heal or get into shape.”

Care is priority

While at the northern Wyoming facility, care is top priority for Jennifer and her team. 

“We want horses’ days to remain as similar to their life at home when they come to us,” Jennifer shares. “Our first priority is caring for horses and making sure they get the best treatment and conditioning plan. We monitor horses very carefully, especially during the first days at our facility, to ensure they settle in comfortably.”

Jennifer treats each horse as her own and is proud of the progress they make in Meeteetsee, as well as in the arena. 

For more information, contact Jennifer at or 307-272-7630. 

Averi Reynolds is a corresponding writer for the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Send comments on this article to

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