"If you have gained the trust of a horse,
you have won a friend for life..."
Rosemary Gillies CESMT FEI PET NBCAAM
I strive to provide a well rounded integrative equine bodywork session that helps all horses be their best.
This may simply be as part of a wellness program, performance enhancement or to enable them to remain supple & comfortable in their work life or retirement.
My role may be as part of a team helping with recovery/rehabilitation.
Having a varied skillset allows me to assess your horse and tailor each session to their specific needs.
I value my integrity, which means if your horse has a problem that I think needs additional help, or that I am not the right person to help you at this point, I refer back to your vet or other equine professional. I am 100% Team Horse.
I am committed to continuing education and self improvement.
Bodywork and alternative therapies are an ever changing field. I am always working to make sure I keep up to date with new information and techniques that will be beneficial for you and your horse.
It is my experience that people often turn to complementary therapies after a long road of lameness or inconclusive health issues or when traditional methods have been exhausted. However, in my opinion, the best way for horses feel and perform 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; the whole horse holistic approach.
A functional integrative approach for the equine performance athlete has become important in all competitive 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 retiree, the rescue project, the lesson or therapy horse, the working ranch horse, the young horse just starting out into training. Don't we all want the best for our horses both in the short term and for their longevity?
Prevention is better than cure...
Whilst 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 & appropriate management & training program, alongside bodywork, can support the body in maintaining homeostasis, the optimum state to heal should an accident or injury occur and help to manage chronic processes.
Our speciality is competitive performance horses, however we work with ALL horses.
If you have any questions about our methods, experience, or how bodywork can help your horse, please reach out to us!
FEI Permitted Equine Therapist
BANHS Board Certified - Equine Light Therapy
NBCAAM Board Certified - Equine Acupressure
Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist - Equissage Texas
Certified Practitioner in Equine Bodywork & Massage - School of Applied Integrative Therapy
Certified Practitioner of Equine Acupressure - Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute
Certified Equine Light Therapist - Photonic Therapy Institute
Certified MagnaWave PEMF Pra ctitioner
Certified Kinesiology Taping Practitioner - EquiTape
Equine Tensegrity Balancing Therapy
Association of PEMF Professionals Professional Member with full Certification
World Alliance of Equine Osteopaths (Student Member)
Student of London College of Equine Osteopathy - Intl Dip EO
I am fully insured by Alternative Balance for all techniques and modalities used.
Copies of certifications and insurance documentation available on request.