My name is Julie Parkhurst. I trained racehorses for 11 years and groomed at racetracks and training centers on both coasts for 13 years before that. I was able to glean so much information from all these trainers, that I became very good at running bandages and locating and working on injuries.
When I started training I was an instant success because I learned how to locate and treat injuries on my horses. Now my goal, since I quit training racehorses, is to pass on these skills to others. These are skills, that help horse owners whether they trail ride or compete in any events.
Horses hate pain! What may seem like just a cranky horse, could actually be a horse in pain. I’ve given several clinics on my techniques, and people went away feeling empowered with their new education.
The more care you give your horses, the better and more willing they are to perform with you. Knowing how to locate injuries comes in
handy when you are thinking of purchasing a horse. Knowing how to treat injuries saves a lot of money in Vet bills. A poorly run bandage (one too tight) can injure a horse. That is why it is so important to master and follow my directions to the tiniest detail. I explain why you never mix poultice and liniment, or furasone with liniment or cooling jells. These chemical combinations can cause a blister on your horse. Then you have a whole bunch of new problems to fix. So I stress washing the leg thoroughly in between changing medicines.
Our handy, portable, Horse First Aid Kits are the most comprehensive and complete kits of any I’ve ever seen on the market. They are ready to go, light enough to carry easily, and will take care of almost all minor injuries. You will receive a digital download to all my videos that teach how to locate, treat and run all the different bandages for the different parts of the leg. I also teach in my videos how to clean a sheath on a gelding or a stallion, how to tell if there is a hoof problem, then how to treat hoof problems. I show you how to take a horse’s vitals, and what the numbers should be. Then finally in these videos are tips for grooming a horse correctly, to a shine everyone will be jealous of! There are over 20 “How to” videos in the package. No other first aid kits offer this much information and knowledge!! Just think, you can pull out your phone and click on the video you need, and see how to take care of the problem.