I began my journey as a therapist when I signed up with my first massage course with Equestricare in 2013. Like a lot of horse owners, I had encountered difficulties in riding and training my horses which led me to seek further knowledge. I became addicted and have since explored a variety of modalities and attended a vast number of workshops and seminars. As well as equine sports massage, I completed certification in tissue mobilisation techniques and red light therapy (also through Equestricare) and a saddle assessment certification with Lou Collins (SaddleFit Australia). I have attended barefoot trimming workshops, dissections and workshops with Sharon May-Davis, Emmett and Masterson Method short courses, and workshops with Gillian Higgins – to name a few! In 2018 I hosted my first anatomy workshop here in SA with Sharon May-Davis, and joined Equestricare’s team of instructors. In 2019 I will be embarking on Reiki Level 1 and a Bachelor of Equine Science, as well as teaching my first massage practical! I have also joined the ETAA as a general committee member to help promote high standards and quality of work through the recognition of qualified equine therapists.
My goal is to be the therapist I wish I had come across; someone who would be there for support and advice – someone who listened to the horse and always strove to find the answer.
I love to travel for work and study (any reason will do, really!) often bringing my two dogs. I have three horses and massage them way more than I sit on their backs – but I don’t think they’re complaining! When I’m not working I like hiking, photography, eating, gardening, reading, yoga, music, and saving the world. 😉