About Us

Rosemary Gillies CLT, CESMT, CEMFT

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"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" & spent every possible minute I could helping out at the barn & riding as well as working at my local riding school.

After school I took a break from horses to work in the finance industry & then raise a family, but found my way back to horses after moving to Texas in 2015 when both my kids were 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 for a large dressage boarding facility.

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, as well as managing her genetic muscle diseases.

Charming Art

2019 USDF Reg 9 2nd Level Freestyle 3rd

2019 USDF National Finals 2nd Level Freestyle 7th

2020 AQHA USDF High Score Breed Award Open 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 destructive inflammatory processes and compensatory patterns.

A consistent program of diet and exercise, alongside bodywork, with good management of the environment can maintain the body in an optimum state to heal should an accident or injury occur. 

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Certified Services:

    *Massage*

    *Myo-Manipulative Functional Therapy*

    *Fascial & Trigger Point Release*

*Equine Body Balance*

 *PEMF Therapy*

 *Kinesiology Taping*

 *Cranial Sacral Therapy*

    *Photopuncture & Light Therapy (LLLT)*

 *Reiki*

*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.

Usually sessions are integrative - mixed modality - based on the presentation of your horse. Techniques are applied based on assessment of what is happening *today*. However, if you are interested in a particular type of therapy, sessions can be adjusted as required. 

It is also possible to create a specific protocol and plan to deal with a specific recovery process, veterinary input may be required. 

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Bodywork Certifications & Classes

  • Equissage Equine Sports Massage Therapy - 2019

  • Equine Trigger Point Therapy - 2019

  • NWSAM Equine Fascial Lines - 2020

  • Equine Fascia & Trauma Release - 2021

  • Tami Elkayam Tensegrity Balancing Therapy - Booked March 2022

Holistic Animal Studies by Angel's Animals

  • Equine Myo-Manipulative Functional Therapy - 2019

  • CranialSacral Therapy - 2020

  • Reiki Master - 2020

  • MyoFascial Release for Animals - 2020

  • Animal NeuroMuscular Release - In Progress

  • Holistic Equine Nutrition - In Progress

Holistic Horseworks 

  • Level 1 Equine MusculoSkeletal Unwinding - Home Study

  • Level 2 Advanced Applied Kinesiology & Cranial Sacral Unwinding - Home Study 

Equine Rehabilitation

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

  • Gillian Tabor - Equine Rehab & Posture Training - 2021

  • Centaur Biomechanics CE Webinars:

 - 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

- Dr Leslie Goff; Kinematics of the Equine Sacroilliac Regions in Gait, Assessment & Rehabilitation - 2021

- Assoc. Prof Kevin Haussler; Neurophysiology: Nociception, Proprioception & Motor Control Mechanisms in Horses

Equine Body Balance/Orthobionomy (EBB)

  • Bodywork For Equines - 2021

  • Full Practitioner Certification - 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

  • NBCAAM Member (student) - 2021

Equine Manual Lymph Practitioner

  • Intro to connective tissue & equine lymph System - 2021

  • Fundamentals of Equine MLD Massage - Booked 2022

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

  • Photonic Therapy Institute 2 day seminar (virtual) - 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 Affiliate Instructor - 2021

  • Sozo Equine Kinesiology Taping Class - 2021

  • Equi-Tape Advanced Modules: Back, Hock, Stifle, Fascia, Lower Limbs 

  • Sozo Equine Advanced Taping Class - In Progress

  • Online Pet Health Webinar Series; The Use of Kinesiology Taping in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation 2021:

-Retraining Fascia, Muscle & Posture

-Tendon & Ligament Injuries & Rehabilitation

-Equine Joint Dysfunction

-Foals & Young Horses

  • Animal Rehab Institute CEKTT

- Introduction

-Proprioception, Fascia Posture & Function

-Interstitial Space, Fluid Movement & Pain Control

-Fibrosis & Scars

-Specific Clinical Scenarios

(Live Lab Required for completion of CEKTT)

PEMF Certification

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

SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program

  • Affiliate - 2021

  • Practitioner Training - In Progress

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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

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​

  • Advanced 5 Day - Scheduled Dec 2021

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

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Essential Oils/Aromatherapy/Flower Essences:

  • Tallgrass Essential Oils & Acupressure - 2020

  • NWSAM - Essential Oil Certification - In Progress

  • Ashi Aromatics Animal Aromatherapy Practitioner - In Progress

  • Ashi Aromatics Animal Flower Essences Certification - In Progress

Other Seminars, Webinars & Conferences

  • Equine Veterinary Virtual Summit - 2 Day - 2021

  • The Equine Documentalist - Recognizing The Ideal - 2021

  • The Equine Documentlist - The Lumbosacral Joint - Training, Hoof Morphology & Therapy

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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

NBCAAM (Student Member - Acupressure)

I am fully insured by Hands on Trade Association.

Copies of certifications and insurance documentation available on request.

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