County Equine teams up with the Equine Rebalance Centre, Wellington Riding, Hampshire


The end of October saw the inaugural collaboration with the Equine Rebalance Centre in Hampshire where performance consultations were performed on a variety of horses and ponies. Here, Dr Marvin Firth MRCVS FEI PT veterinarian worked with owners to address concerns relating to their animal’s performance in dressage, showjumping and eventing. Reviewing medical histories, static and dynamic assessments with recommendations for further investigation and treatment as well as chiropractic, acupuncture and class IV laser were all offered. We had some really interesting cases and interaction with Scott Dunn Equine Veterinary Surgeons and reports from clients have been excellent following the consultations. Dr Firth comments, ‘I feel really lucky to be working here at the Equine Rebalance Therapy centre where we have access to the water treadmill (will incline) and cold water spa. This opens up options in the rehabilitation and performance development of the horses I will be examining. Having additional therapies such as Bowen (delivered by Rachael Corry) also will complement what I can offer those equines through the regular clinics. I am excited to see what we can achieve!’

The next clinic is on 20th November 2018 and already appears to be fully booked. The clinics will be approx every 4 weeks and can be booked via the online booking form at County Equine Individual consultations and yard visits in the Hampshire area will also be available.


Race the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa


Dr Marvin J.Firth was thrilled to be asked to be an attending veterinary surgeon in one of the world’s toughest endurance races. Running the eastern cape of South Africa, competitors from throughout the world endured difficult terrain, 32 water crossings and variable weather. It was a fantastic experience for Dr Firth to treat such athletic animals which were a deviation from the showjumping, dressage and event horses that County Equine usually examines.

A particular highlight was working with Alex Embiricos from the UK as Team Timekeeper and Travis the helicopter pilot who flew the team along the costs for the race! A once in a lifetime opportunity observing whales and dolphins from the air as well as the horses and riders.

All horses returned well at the end of the race, however a few riders didn’t come away unscathed! The icing on the cake was a first and second placing for English riders, Rosie Riall and Anna Boden! Well done!!


A Downton afternoon…


It was a privilege for Dr Marvin Firth MRCVS to be invited to Highclere Stud as a guest of the Brooke Equine charity. Here, Dr Firth was able to see true performance in the production of young racehorses shown by the very capable staff of Highclere (home to Downton Abbey). Whilst at the lunch, Dr Firth was able to meet and discuss horses with the Olympian cyclist turned rider, Victoria Pendleton. A beautiful day, beautiful horses and lunch! Thank you to all involved!


County Canine launches in North London

Canine owners can now take advantage of the services on offer by County Canine. Home visits to see your four-legged friend is now possible to provide additional opinions, physio, chiropractic, acupuncture and class IV laser therapy. All possible benefits can be found on the website and Dr Firth is able to provide further advice through email or telephone to those considering using the service. Consultations will be available through North London including Queen’s Park, Primrose Hill and Hampstead.

We would like to thank Queen’s Park Mums who have covered the new service in their recent newsletter.