Equine Rehab Center Opened By College In New York
A decade of fundraising and planning is quite a long time and it takes hard work. And now, after almost 10 years of effort, the Morrisville State College Equine Rehabilitation Center (MSCERC) is open! The MSCERC is designated in Morrisville, New York, and it has just embraced it’s first horses.
A public open house is scheduled for April 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at the facility, which offers equipment and rehabilitation techniques designed to keep healthy horses in top condition and to help injured equine athletes recover post-injury or post-surgery. The open house will feature information stations on different therapeutic modalities and demonstrations utilizing rehabilitation equipment.
If you went to one of these equine rehabilitation facilities you’d want skilled people with proper knowledge of horses to run it, right? Well, that’s just what the MSCERC has- skilled, trained, and knowledgeable professionals who have dedicated their lives to horses. And the MSCERC is one of very few publicly accessible equine rehabilitation facilities in the Northeast; The North and Northeast aren’t filled with horses, like in Texas, or Tennessee.
The new multi-million dollar campus addition, which is settled on 103 acres of land three miles west of Morrisville State College’s campus on Route 20, boasts a riding arena as large as 40,000 square feet, a big stabling area for 40 horses, and a complete rehabilitation center with state-of-the-art equipment and therapeutic modalities. An underwater treadmill, indoor swimming pool, solariums, a cold salt-water spa, laser therapy, and therapeutic ultrasound are some of these modalities located on the campus.
The new facility offers the greater equine community of horse owners and trainers a unique level of service that until recently was previously locally unavailable. It also made way for a new equine rehabilitation therapy concentration in the existing equine science bachelor degree program which will provide the equine industry with graduates who have had training in equine physical rehabilitation.