I am an equine therapist. I love to help horses with their physical problems- which also usually include their psychological problems! If horses could yelp, cry or scream when in pain, there would be many more every day ‘Olympic contenders’. As it is, horses will only show signs of dysfunction when they have been compensating for some time, and can no longer function adequately to carry a rider and move comfortably. Why use an Equine therapist?
Ask Black Caviar and many other top performance horses that have regular therapy! Why do they perform consistently well, as opposed to other horses that just ‘don’t seem to make it’ – even though there appears to be no apparent reason for their failure .
Well there is a reason! ‘Soundness is the key to success’
If your horse is showing any of the following signs, or you just know she/ he is not himself/herself – then your beloved horse/pony may be able to be helped by ‘Equine Remedial Services’ (ERS):
Bucking, rearing, pig rooting, refusing to go forward, struggling with transitions, changing canter leads, a “bad attitude”- when approached or when ridden, something ‘not quite right’ … and many more symptoms that can indicate discomfort or pain.
What can you expect?
A thorough ‘hands on’ experience for your horse that may show up any old or new injuries, tight muscles, stressed joints, or ligaments. I am available to all owners/riders/ trainers to not only make an assessment of your horse, but to also help him/her to the road to recovery.
Other services available:
Continued daily treatment
if required at my property – a great alternative if you cannot attend your daily treatment needs for your horse
once again on agistment, at my property. A slow rebuilding of your horse’s kinematics may be necessary after an injury, which can be a long slow process and it needs to be consistent. This is where a daily rehabilitation or re-education can come in handy by ERS.
Pre purchasing conformation and gait analysis
this is just the most amazing way to confirm that you are making the right decision in purchasing that new horse you want! I would never buy a horse now without using my own practise of being able to analyse the gait and conformation before buying. WELL WORTH IT!
Practical and Theoretical sessions
for Clubs and Associations. Discussing many topics including; Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse, Horsemanship, and Riding, and of course Equine Therapy.
** Please note I am not a vet and cannot replace the skills of a vet, always discuss your concerns with a vet first **
I have a standard fee, and will only charge a small travel fee if I have to travel more than 45 kms one way.