Welcome to Winner's Circle Equine Veterinary Service
Equine Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Dentistry and Sports Medicine in Ocala,FL
Call us at (706) 202-5476

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Welcome to Winner’s Circle Equine Veterinary Services

Welcome to Winner’s Circle Equine Veterinary Services. Our practice is a mobile equine veterinary practice focusing on equine sports medicine, quality dentistry, chiropractic care, and acupuncture. As a freshman veterinary student at the University Of Georgia I found myself facing a life changing decision. Through a professor, I had been introduced to the world of equine sports medicine. I will never forget the feeling of seeing my first Thoroughbred race horse coming around the track at full gallop just before dawn. I was hooked! Ever since that moment I have been pursuing my interests in optimizing the potential of the equine athlete.

Goal

Our goal is to enhance the relationship between you and your horse, and to provide a more enjoyable and successful riding experience for you both trough a fully integrated approach of traditional sports medicine along with full body chiropractic and acupuncture care.

Dr. Marcus Harden
Ocala Veterinarian | Winner's Circle Equine Veterinary Service | (706) 202-5476


Ocala, FL

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  • Cushing's Disease (PPID)

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  • Cryptochidism

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  • Congential Defects and Disorders

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  • Cancer in Horses

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  • Bucked Shins

    Bucked shins is the common name for very small fractures on the front part (periosteum) of a horse’s cannon bones. These bones are on the lower part of the leg, and run between the knee and the fetlock joint below. Symptoms of Bucked Shins Bucked shins are more common in 2- to 3-year-old Thoroughbreds ...

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  • Breeding

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  • Aural (Ear) Conditions

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

    Dr. Harden,

    When I bought K.O. River Crossing 3 1/2 years ago, I never would have thought Equine Chiropractor would be part of my vocabulary. The first time I had River adjusted, I was amazed at the change in his demeanor and performance on the ground and under saddle. Since that time, River has had many adjustments and I feel they have been of great benefit to him.

    Working with you the past year has been a pleasure. I was very impressed in the first session at your technique and natural instinct with the horses. Your style of adjustment was very different from what I had seen but made sense and River responded as if he was really enjoying having his body and muscles realigned to their anatomical position. I also appreciate the time you have taken to show me stretching and strengthening exercises for my horse. Great education for me and definitely a plus in helping River strengthen some week areas.

    It has been a pleasure working with you and with your assistance (as needed) I look forward keeping my horse healthy and in great riding condition .

    Loui Padgett
    K.O. River Crossing

Meet Our Doctor

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Marcus Harden, DVM
    Veterinarian

    I am a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, and have trained with some of the top equine sports medicine veterinarians in the country. In my travels, I have had the privilege of being in the presence of three Kentucky Derby winners including the late Barbaro. After completing veterinary school I took a position in an equine sports medicine practice in south Florida where I saw a broad array of competitive equine athletes. These experiences have forged my passion for the equine athlete. I have a strong competitive drive to see my patients and clients successful. As a life long horse owner, I also understand how your horse is a member of your family, and that is why I strives to optimize that relationship through the health, well being, and comfort of your horse.