Sports Medicine

New Bolton Center is one of the world leaders in equine sports medicine. Our multidisciplinary team of board-certified internists, surgeons and sports medicine and rehabilitation specialists, in partnership with an internationally renowned farrier and specialized sports medicine and imaging technicians, evaluate and treat the equine athlete.

Our Equine Performance Clinic specializes in:

  • Clinical evaluation of lameness
  • Rehabilitation of horses following an injury
  • Purchase examinations
  • Poor performance examinations

We evaluate equine performance in the newly constructed Equine Performance Evaluation Facility, a state-of-the-art indoor facility. For comprehensive evaluation while a horse is exercising, we use a Jeffords high-speed treadmill.

Lameness Evaluation

Lameness & Performance Evaluation


The Equine Performance Clinic specializes in purchase examinations and the evaluation of horses with lameness. Clinicians have expertise in the evaluation of horses with complex lameness including neck and back pain.


Jeffords High Speed Treadmill

Jeffords high-speed treadmill, New Bolton Center

Determination of the cause of an abnormal upper respiratory noise associated with poor performance may be difficult to diagnose during routine examination. Comprehensive evaluation of the horse while exercising on the high speed treadmill facilitates dynamic analysis of multiple body systems.


Treatment & Exercise Modalities

Equine acupuncture, New Bolton Center 

Our clinicians specialize in rehabilitating horses with musculoskeletal injuries, selecting the appropriate treatment and exercise program to maximize the ability of you and your horse to achieve your performance goals.