Caddel Equine Therapy Center LLC Website
Webster City, Iowa
The bar has risen dramatically since 1996. I take great pride that we have maintained the trust of a very elite group of veterinarians, trainers and owners. Not only have we had great success in being a part of the successful recovery of our patients but we have protected the privacy of our residents. This is a business which depends on a “leap of faith,” and Steve and I do everything in our power to be completely honest and candid with our clients. I say Equine Rehabilitation is a Team effort and that team includes our owners, veterinarians, therapists, farriers, staff, trainers, and all of our support industry. Everything we do with a patient is under Veterinarian Prescription and our clients respect that. That said, we have a team of veterinarians that welcome open dialogue and trust us to follow our agreed-upon protocols to the letter
Favorite Draper Therapies Product:
I have to say it is the entire line of Draper products; The first products we tried were the Recovery Wraps that our Physical Therapist purchased at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. We used the wraps extensively on a chronic cellulitis case. We were pleased with the results and progressed to polos, the quarter sheet, the stable blanket, and into the human products. We have given the nap blankets as gifts to friends and have used the wrist, elbow and knee braces on ourselves. The relief has been absolutely remarkable. I even have some of my veterinarians prescribing the polos to their clients. Importantly, in addition to be effective, the fabric is durable enough to hold up to daily washing and drying. We continue to use the original sets of polos and Recovery wraps we purchased in 2010 and they still look new.
My husband Steve. Steve is the best horseman, the most honorable person and the best teacher I have met. He grew up on his family’s ranch in Uvalde, TX, and is a very creative individual in terms of managing horses. I have always been a keen observer of a horse but Steve has taught me how to safely and effectively work around even the most difficult of individuals. When we started our business, Steve was the front person because he could articulate protocols and disorders to our clients. I did the hands-on behind the scenes work. He gave me the confidence to develop the vocabulary and skill to talk to our clients and to implement complicated recovery protocols with our team of doctors and professionals. My other Role Model would be my dad, Dale Blake. He instilled in me “Can’t Never Could.”
Goal in Life:
Our mission at Caddel Equine Therapy Center, LLC is to provide a healing environment for our patients, to provide a safe and stimulating working environment for our staff and to enhance the health and welfare of horses world-wide through protocols developed at our center. On a personal level, my goal is to enjoy more time with my own horses, family and friends.
Anything Else You’d Like to Share:
I count my blessings for being able to work with the very brave horses in our care.