Dr. Sandra Blackwood DVM. - 719-495-1039 - email@example.com
Dr Sandra Blackwood graduated first in her veterinary class at Colorado State University in 1999. Equine veterinary care was a natural culmination of a lifetime love of horses. Her mother reports that her first word was "horsie" and she began riding at the age of five. She began employment in the equine industry at the age of 14, trading chores for lessons. Her interest in dentistry began during her equine clinical rotations during veterinary school when she was introduced to specialized dentistry through a professor with a particular interest in the equine mouth. She saw many horses that did not receive adequate dental care, and was determined to improve the standard of equine dentistry in her own practice.
Dr Sandi has competed in a variety of disciplines, including dressage, jumping, eventing, competitive trail, and endurance riding. She especially enjoys long trail rides in the mountains. These experiences have made her aware of the benefits of adjustments, soft tissue work, and acupuncture on the long-term soundness and performance of her horses. Also, learning to manage one's own sport horses is one of the best ways to learn the nuances of nutrition, supplementation, saddle fit, and many other facets of horse health that are difficult to learn any other way.
Dr Sandi has chosen to make dentistry, chiropractic, and acupuncture the mainstay of her equine veterinary practice. By limiting the scope of her practice, she can provide the very best in equipment, training, and experience.
Eventing with Katanga
Through a lifetime of experience with horses, Dr. Sandi understands how overall health and comfort affect your equine partner's well-being and performance. Due to their generous nature, many horses perform adequately despite pain. However, most horses will perform better if yearly dental care is performed by a skilled equine dentist. Regular evaluation by a skilled equine chiropractor/acupuncturist can also help your horse stay sound and comfortable for as long as possible. Dr. Sandi has over twenty years experience riding and training many different types of horses, including Arabians, Tennessee Walking Horses, Thoroughbreds, and Warmbloods and over ten years experience in dental specialization and alternative medicine. Dr. Sandi owns two horses of her own; Neo, a Friesian / QH cross gelding and Sparrow, an Arabian gelding.
Dr Sandi's horse Neo
Brian and Rocky the Super Horse!
Brian is an integral part of Exclusively Equine. With over ten years of experience and thousands of dental procedures under his belt, he is an accomplished equine dentist. In addition, his presence during procedures ensures safe and gentle handling of your horse. He has a strong understanding of equine body language, and a knack for quickly gaining their trust. A strong love for horses has been passed down for generations in Brian's family. Brian owned his very own pony, Manger, when he was six and has been involved in horses ever since. Brian enjoys trail riding his Tennessee Walker, Rocky. He also is proficient in gently trick-training horses, an art passed down to him by his father, Robert.