| A bit about us and how Equine
Light Therapy came to be!
There is nothing worse to many
horse owners than having an injured or ill horse and
not having any way to help them. This was the situation
in which we found ourselves. Our big show jumper named
Gospel Hour developed laminitis following a surgery
to correct an old injury. After a two month stay in
a veterinary hospital, we were able to save him, but
that was just the beginning of this journey. We were
on a rollercoaster ride for a long time. With tendons
cut and sidewalls removed, he survived and fought to
live every step of the way, and step he did. He was
our miracle. After
time, the tendon on the leg with a club foot started
to shorten, knot up. We tried everything, ultrasound,
stretching, therapy. We made progress, but it never
lasted. We researched everything, surely for a horse
that had fought this hard to live and heal, this could
not be the end. Then, on our monthly visit to the clinic,
the news we got was not good, the deep flexor was pulling
the coffin bone of that club foot, he was losing sole
depth at an alarming rate. The pull on the tendon was
forcing the coffin bone to tip downward, if it continued,
the bone would go through the bottom of his foot. They
told us Gospel would probably not make it until Christmas.
We were frantic to find an answer.
I had read about a therapy
that used light and I had collected quite a bit of research.
As it turned out, this therapy had been used on horses
for years, since the mid 80's. There was documentation
from all over the world. How could little lights actually
help heal tissue? I had to know more. It sounded very
promising, but at that time, it was so expensive, thousands
of dollars. While discussing this one day with a friend
at my kitchen table, my husband, who is an engineer,
overheard the conversation. He said "Let me see
what you have," then came to me later and said,
"I can make this," and he did. We began using
our light pad on Gospel daily, and needless to say,
he made through that Christmas and many more.
Initially, we were only looking for a way to help Gospel,
not begin a business, but as he improved, word spread
and people started to ask us to help their animal friends,
both horses and dogs.
We had so many requests, we began to search for a way
to affordably manufacture Gospel's light pads. And here
we are. Our goal is to provide quality light therapy
products that are safe, effective and affordable, great
light therapy products for horse and dog owners and
for health care professionals and trainers.
The stories we have gotten from many who have used Gospel's
light therapy pads have been amazing.
Thank you for your interest in Equine & Canine Light
Therapy, it is Gospel's legacy to all animals.
And, of course,