Horses have taught me that direct pressure usually associated with massage may be too difficult for some to tolerate.The work that I do is very gentle and influences each horse to make internal adjustments so that restricted areas can begin to relax, which stimulates healing and a greater range of motion.
Saddle fit is not just important, it is essential. The saddle fitted to your horse years ago may not fit today because your horse's body changes, as all bodies do. An ill-fitting saddle can create soreness you cannot see, but if it is allowed to continue, compensation can upset equilibrium and can make your horse stiff, cranky, and eventually sore or lame.
BUT if you as the rider are suffering from pain, and limited range of motion, it is very likely that this will affect your riding AND your horse's equilibrium.
She worked on Thoroughbred racetracks throughout the Northeast, exercised horses and worked at boarding, school, and show stables, and managed an equestrian center, and then earned her CEMT (2010) through the 10-month Bancroft School of Massage Equine Program in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she also learned small animal first aid and Canine Myofascial Release, and is an attuned energy and Reiki practitioner for equines and companion animals.
In CA she studied privately with Dr. Renee Tucker as demonstrated in Dr.Tucker's book "Where Does My Horse Hurt?" www.wheredoesmyhorsehurt.com.
She attended the "Recognizing Saddle Fit Issues" seminar taught by Certified Master Saddler and Saddle Ergonomist Jochen Schleese. www.saddlefit4life.com.
She currently practices telepathic communication with horses and all animals. www.ToFurWithLoveAnimalCommication.com.
YOU WILL HAVE A HAPPIER HORSE!