Pivot Point Equine Blog

Welcome to our Pivot Point Equine blog! This blog will cover the life, thoughts, ideas, etc., of the Pearson family—Chris, Beck, Emma, and Gracie Pearson. We will be sharing our wins, losses, trials, and tribulations! Of course, you’ll also see information about our equine rehab techniques and applications, industry news, and other topics. Thanks for coming along for the crazy ride of life; we hope you enjoy!

Laser: Just Facts, No Fiction or Science Fiction

Last month we did some investigating into what the research is showing about PEMF and its efficacy. This month I set out to do the same with low level laser therapy. Here at Pivot Point Equine we have been using multi-radiance super pulsed lasers to treat horses for the past couple years. I have to admit that I was once again skeptical about this modality at first and was set out to prove that it was a sham. But once I began to use it and learn more about the laser, I was pleasantly surprised with what I was seeing.

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PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field): What the Research Shows

I am always open for new ideas and ways to help injured people and animals, but after I had first heard of PEMF, I was a little skeptical. So my physical therapist mind kicked in and thought I would “single handedly disprove this modality!” My initial thought is that it was just another “gimmick” or sham machine being sold by a slick salesman. But what I am finding out, as I do my research of clinical studies, research articles, and my own practical experience with PEMF, is that it is a…

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Tax Tips for Rodeo

As Pivot Point Equine has been growing, I have been trying to expand the equine side of our businesses and trying to make it more profitable (yes, many of you are laughing right now about the thought of horses being profitable). But with profitability comes the inevitable tax burden. I remember being told for years that horse expenses are not tax deductible, but this was when it was strictly a hobby, so I decided to reach out to our friend Deb Cox, who knows both taxes and rodeo, to help answer…

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What Is My Horse So Grumpy About?

This month’s Pivot Point Equine Rehab blog addresses some signs of underlying issues that we need to address for our horses to feel their best. We know a horse, or human, cannot compete at their best, if they don’t feel their best. I decided to do things a little different this month with a Q & A with a trusted vet from this region. Dr. John Lawton, DVM of Overton Veterinary Services, was kind enough to answer my questions in regards to my “Grumpy Gelding.”

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Creating a “Bigger Vision” and Setting Yourself Up to Achieve it

Welcome to 2020! The new year brings new hope that life will somehow be better than last year. That the next year will bring us “peace, joy, and prosperity.” It is a chance to turn the page on your life and make changes for the better. People often make new year’s resolutions about weight loss, exercise, and financial freedom or paying off debt. The local gym is crowded in January, but by February 1st, the number of people still going is cut by half. So why can’t these people stick with the resolutions they were just so excited about a few weeks ago? I believe it is that the pain of where they currently are, is not more than…

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Jill's Story

This is Jill’s story as told by her owner, Ashley Wells. “Becky has been helping me get my mare Jill back to feeling great. I have struggled with Jill in her withers and her hips. She isn’t very big and was ranch horse before she was barrel horse. That means long days, dragging calves, roping, stiff in the pasture, etc. So it’s no surprise that she was…

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