I began my journey as a therapist when I signed up for 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.
After completing a certificate in equine sports massage, I went on to gain certification in tissue mobilisation techniques and red light therapy (also through Equestricare), as well as saddle assessment 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 completed a Level 1 Reiki course and began a Bachelor of Equine Science, as well as teaching my first massage practical!
I am also a volunteer committee member for the Equine Therapies Association of Australia (ETAA) and aim to promote high standards and quality of work through the recognition of qualified equine therapists.
My goal is to be the therapist I wished I had found for my horse when I was younger; someone who would be available for support and advice – someone who listened and adapted to the horse, and always strove to find solutions.