We are trained in a number of techniques and modalities and as such offer a variety of options for your bodywork sessions.
The most popular session types and techniques are listed below, but we are able to tailor our approach and techniques used for a general wellness and maintenance session or a more targeted plan for a specific reason based on your horse's requirements, so we can create a different option if needed - pricing may change depending on what you need and the time required to carry out the session.
You do not need to have the same type of session at each appointment, but you do need to let us know in advance if you want something different to normal so we can schedule time accordingly.
New clients usually require a longer session for a full assessment.
Prices for a new client session are slightly higher than follow up sessions.
It is necessary for either the owner or trainer/caregiver for the horse to be present for this first session.
If after we assess your horse, we think a different modality or approach from that chosen, or an additional service will be more beneficial for your horse we may recommend a change of plan.
A distance based travel fee will apply and will depend on our location - this will be waived for multiple horses.
I also try to set up barns in the same area in the same day to avoid fees for people where possible.
Your horse should be clean and easily accessible or you may be charged a catch/grooming fee.
Most techniques do not require down time from work, but some do, please discuss this prior to your appointment.
Please see further down the page for our equine new client form.
PEMF & Light Therapy is also available for small animals & humans - pricing dependent on session time.
We are always happy to demo our equipment used and provide owners with tools & techniques to use themselves and often have equipment available to rent when a horse needs daily use for a period of time.
FORMS & DOCUMENTATION
Alternative Therapies are NOT a replacement for veterinary medicine, care or diagnosis. I cannot diagnose, prescribe medicine for, apply invasive treatment to or make skeletal adjustments to your horse (for example chiropractic or acupuncture). ALL of those things require you to be a Licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). I can only perform the specific modalities for which I am certified. If I encounter anything that I believe requires veterinary intervention I am obligated to inform you to consult with your primary veterinarian or other equine professional, such as your farrier or saddle fitter.
You are required to complete a new client form prior to any session taking place. The Veterinary Board of Texas requires your primary veterinarian confirms alternative therapy is appropriate for your horse.
**This is a legal requirement of the State of Texas and there will be NO exception.**
There are contraindications to alternative therapies; if your horse presents with a contraindication you will be referred back to your veterinarian for additional clearance prior to us being able to work with your horse.
Your veterinarian is welcome to contact me directly to discuss an appropriate plan for your horse.