Equine Links

Local WNY Equestrian Center Facilities

Amy Hanssen Training Center offers a wide variety of services including riding lessons and instruction, training, leasing & boarding accommodations, summer camp, horse sales and horse shows. Located in Middleport, NY.

Buffalo Equestrian Center is one of the largest indoor riding arenas in the nation. Also the home of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center and SBS Farms, Inc. The Center provides for the education of both horses and riders at all levels and creates opportunities to improve horsemanship skills.

Dark Horse Farm  is an 18 stall facility with indoor riding arena, pasture turnout, hot/cold indoor wash rack, boarder tack room, heated viewing room, wooded trails. Located in Lockport, NY. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram .

Little Creek Ranch is a family-run boarding facility on 24 beautiful acres in Niagara County. Located at 4228 Ridge Road in Lockport, NY.
Little Creek Ranch Facebook page

Newstead Equestrian Center, LLC is a large full care horse boarding and training center located in Newstead, NY. Opened Spring 2008 and accepting boarders at their facility.

Reputable Equine Information

For a wealth of information on horse health care from birth and throughout their life, as well as information on equine veterinarians, go to the American Association of Equine Practitioners at:

If you are looking for general animal health care, go to the American Veterinary Medical Association at:

If you are looking for animal dental health care, go to the American Veterinary Dental Society:

There is a way to permanently identify your horse, which can be of great importance in a natural disaster or even theft. Royalton Equine Veterinary Services offers this procedure to its clients. To find out more about the Avid ID Chip, go to:

Bayer, the makers of Legend, has other great equine products available. Their Web site also has information on many areas of equine heath care. To find out more, go to Bayer – Your Horse’s Health at:

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is a global leader in the research, development and marketing of innovative vaccine and pharmaceutical products for the animal health industry. They remain dedicated to providing technologically advanced products for the treatment and prevention of disease in horses.

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. The communication system is designed to seek and report real time information about disease outbreaks similar to how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerts the human population about diseases in people.

Foxden Equine makes the feed supplement Quiessence. For more information, go to:

Prascend.com is a source of information on Equine Cushing’s Disease and its Treatment. For more information, go to:

Multi Radiance Medical’s laser therapy devices provide accelerated pain relief and healing. Low-level laser therapy can be, and often is, combined with other types of veterinary medicine.

Horse owners always seem to have a variety of nutritional concerns. For more information on feeds available, go to Nutrena at:

If you are interested in premium horse health supplements, check out Platinum Performance at :

SmartPak Equine – Find supplies and equine supplements to maintain your horse’s health and lifestyle. SmartPak’s ColiCare wellness program will help keep your horse’s digestive system healthy.

From the publishers of “The Horse” Magazine – News and veterinarian-approved articles on equine health care:

TheHorse.com/Free-Reports/Default.aspx – In addition, this page has dozens of “Fact Sheets” about a variety of current equine topics. You can read, download or print any that interest you. Check it out!

Vetera® line of vaccines – the line of vaccines primarily used by the Royalton Equine Veterinary practice.

The Western Chapter of the New York State Horse Council is a chapter of the New York State Horse Council, Inc. Objectives are: to provide a unified voice for the equine community within WNY, to cooperate with other organizations towards the advancement of the equine industry and to support diverse local equine activities such as trail riding, shows and therapeutic riding.

Zylkene® Equine – With the stresses of training and show season (scary clippers, trailers and show rings, flapping flags, noisy speakers, etc.) or in racing, weaning, breaking and sales arena, Zylkene® Equuine can be of great assistance to your horse in coping naturally with anxiety or situational stress.

Vetoquinol USA is excited to share their second Rural America Live show featuring Zylkene® Equine. This episode aired on May 23, 2016 and included success stories from 4 live callers. The live testimonials were shared by a veterinarian, NBHA Youth World Championship Competitor, Farrier, and the owner of an equine fitness and rehabilitation center. youtube.com/watch?v=C-SA_qqPitA&feature=youtu.be

Also a 30 second summary video is available on YouTube. youtu.be/kmB5WePQTuo

Directions to Referral Facilities

Cornell University Equine Hospital in Ithaca, NY– This page has contact information, directions and printable map.
Directions to Cornell University Equine Hospital

Equine Specialty Hospital in Burton, Ohio – This page has contact information, directions and printable map.
Directions to Equine Specialty Hospital

Transportation to Referral Facilities

Prepare AHEAD of an emergency! Develop a list of contacts who can trailer your horse in an emergency if you are unable to do so. Maybe think twice before you block your trailer in a barn for the winter and it is not accessible. You never know when you may have to transport your horse or help a friend without a trailer. Often we can supply you with names, but you should have your own list as well.

Cremation Services

The SPCA Serving Erie County (300 Harlem Road, West Seneca, NY 14224) has cremation services available for large animals (i.e. horses) that are up to 1,500 pounds.

Please call 716-875-7360 ext. 224 for information and scheduling options.