About Us

Rosemary Gillies CLT, CESMT, CEMFT

J3_edited.jpg

"If you have gained the trust of a horse, you have won a friend for life..."

I have been a lifelong lover of horses. I was "that horse kid" and spent every possible minute I could helping out at the barn and riding when I was younger.

After school I took a break from horses to work in the finance industry and then raise a family, but found my way back to horses after moving to Texas in 2015 when my kiddos were both in school.

I have previously worked as a groom in the Dressage world for USDF Gold Medalist trainers, as well as being a Barn Manager.

 

I have my personal horse to blame for falling into the rabbit hole of Equine bodywork. I have seen first hand the results of using traditional veterinary medicine alongside alternative methods in keeping her performing at her best and competing successfully, despite her perceived physical limitations from previous trauma.

In November 2019 she successfully competed at Regional & National Level, USDF Second Level and placed 7th overall in Kentucky at USDF Finals, Second Level Freestyle.

 

In 2020 she won the AQHA USDF High Score Breed Award at 2nd Level. 

 

Why Bodywork?

It is my experience that people often turn to complementary therapies after a long road of lameness or inconclusive health issues and when traditional methods have been exhausted. However, in my opinion, the best way to keep all horses feeling and performing at their best, regardless of their age and workload/discipline, is to combine veterinary preventative care, correct nutrition, farriery and exercise with a therapeutic wellness program.

A functional integrative approach for the equine performance athlete has become important in all disciplines, just as it is for human athletes, but this approach is not limited to the competitive animal, it is valuable to all our horses; the weekend warrior, the companion animal - don't we all want the best for our horses?

Prevention is better than cure...

Whilst all illness and injury may never be completely avoidable, it is entirely possible to incorporate a team approach to ensure your horse's overall wellness; to prevent, reduce or delay the occurrence of compensatory patterns, as well as destructive inflammatory processes. A consistent program of diet, exercise and bodywork, with good management of the environment can maintain the body in an optimum state to heal should an accident or injury occur. 

AW0U5286.jpg
20200823_184552651_iOS.jpg

Bodywork Certifications & Classes

  • Equine Sports Massage Therapy - 2019

  • Equine Myo-Manipulative Functional Therapy - 2019

  • Equine Trigger Point Therapy - 2019

  • NWSAM Equine Fascial Lines - 2020

  • CranialSacral Therapy - 2020

  • Reiki Master - 2020

  • MyoFascial Release for Animals - 2020

  • Equine Body Balance/Orthobionomy - In Progress

  • Academy of Equine Sports Science - Evidence Based Equine Rehabilitation - In Progress

  • Animal NeuroMuscular Release - In Progress

  • Equine MusculoSkeletal Unwinding - In Progress

Tallgrass Acupressure Certification - TCM

  • Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine - 2020

  • 5 Element Theory - 2020

  • Meridian Theory - 2020

  • Acupoint Classification - 2020

  • Energetics & Landmark Anatomy - 2020

  • Health & Pathology - 2020

  • Indicators & Assessment - 2020

  • Acupressure & Essential Oils - 2020

  • Horses in Motion - 2020

  • Hands on Practicum - 2021

  • Case Studies - 2021

  • Proficiency Verification - In Progress

  • Tui Na - In Progress

 

Certified Services:

 - Soft Tissue Mobilization:

    * Massage

    * Myo-Manipulative Functional Therapy

    * Fascial & Trigger Point Release

*Equine Body Balance Positional Release

 - MagnaWave PEMF

 - Equi-Tape Kinesiology Taping & Introductory Workshops

 - Cranial Sacral Therapy

 - Photobiomodulation:

    * Photopuncture & Light Therapy (LLLT)

 - Reiki

 - Aromatherapy

- Acupressure

I hold numerous certifications and value continuing education to provide the best service to my clients and their horses. Not all certifications are complete, some are in progress, as noted.

All services are non-invasive and drug free.

20200104_155559000_iOS.jpg

Photobiomodulation Certifications & Classes

  • AIMLA Equine Laser Certification - 2020

  • Thermology Veterinary Infrared Training - 2020

  • Animal Cold Laser Practitioner - 2020

  • Photonic Health Equine Level 1 - 2021

  • Photonic Therapy Institute Certified Light Therapist - Human & Equine - LETS Certification Exam - 2021

  • BANHS - Board Certification - CLT & CELT - 2021

  • Affiliate RevitaVet - 2020

  • Affiliate AAH Light - 2021

  • Affiliate LZR Ultrabright - 2021

 

Equine Kinesiology Taping

  • Holistic Animals Kinesiology Taping Practitioner - 2019

  • Equi-Tape Introductory Workshop - 2019

  • Rock Tape Equine FMT - 2019

  • Equi-Tape Practitioner Hands On - Distinction - 2020

  • Equi-Tape Introductory Workshop Instructor - 2020

  • Equi-Tape Practicum Instructor - 2021

  • Sozo Equine Kinesiology Taping Class - 2021

  • Equi-Tape Advanced Modules - Ongoing

PEMF Certification

  • MagnaWave PEMF Practitioner - 2019
  • AOPP Professional Member - 2020
  • AOPP Certification - 2021
  • MagnaWave Re-Certification - Annual

SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program

  • Affiliate - 2021

  • Practitioner Training - In Progress

AW0U5282.jpg
20191023_223002217_iOS.jpg

The Masterson Method

  • Weekend Seminar 2019

  • Home Study Class - 2019

  • Equine Anatomy & Health Considerations 2019

  • Basic Biomechanics: Understanding Horse Movement - 2019

  • Recognizing Issues that Affect Performance Horses - 2019​

Equitopia

  • Horse & Rider Asymmetry - 2020

  • Dr Dyson - Pain Indicators In the Ridden Horse - 2020

  • Basics of Classical Riding - Gerd Heuschmann - In Progress

  • Equine Biomechanics: Head & Neck. Gerd Heuschmann - In Progress

  • Compassionate Training for Today's Sporthorse - In Progress

Centaur Biomechanics

  • Prof Hilary Clayton - The Equine Back - 2020

  • Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire - Equine Laterality & its influence on horse & rider performance - 2020

  • Dr Marie Rhodin - Movement Asymmetries in Horses - 2020

20190922_185153734_iOS.jpg

Dr Eleanor Kellon 

  • NRC Plus (Equine Nutrition) - 2020

  • Cushings/IR - 2020

  • Neuro Muscular Disorders - In Progress

  • Basics of Radiographs - In Progress

University of Guelph

  • Management of the Equine Environment - 2019

A Stable Connection/Equi-First Aid Texas

  • Basic Equine Emergency First Aid - 2018

  • Intro to Equine Biomechanics - 2018

  • Advanced Equine Emergency First Aid - 2019

  • Equine First Aid Instructor - 2021

Horse/Saddle/Rider CPD Caroline Lindsay VPT

  • Equine Manipulation & Mobilisation - 2020

20190904_014950311_iOS.jpg

Essential Oils:

  • Tallgrass Essential Oils & Acupressure - 2020

  • NWSAM - Essential Oil Certification - In Progress

Seminars, Webinars & Conferences

  • Photonic Therapy Institute - Light Therapy for Animals - 2 Day - 2021

  • Equine Veterinary Virtual Summit - 2 Day - 2021

  • Magnacon - 2021 

  • The Equine Documentalist - Recognizing The Ideal - 2021

  • HEAL - Intro to Connective Tissues & Equine Lymphatic System - 2021

In addition to my professional certifications, I am a competing AA member of USDF, USEF, AQHA, & the Houston Dressage Society.

I am a practitioner member of the following associations & organizations:

International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork

Association of PEMF Professionals

BANHS Board Certified - CLT, CELT

I am fully insured by Hands on Trade Association.

Copies of certifications and insurance documentation available on request.

Integrative Bodywork Solutions for the Performance & Pleasure Horse

Restore Equine LLC