Why choose Whole Horse Therapies?

My "hands on" holistic approach has proved successful with many horses, as not only am I able to use a variety of physical and energy based techniques to assess and work with your horse, but I also work on the whole horse, from nose to tail, rather than just working on the obvious problem area(s).

With my knowledge and experience of horse care, behaviour and psychology I am able to:-
  • create a calming and harmonious relationship with each horse;
  • understand and care about the overall well-being of your horse; and 
  • recognise signs of physical, emotional or psychological discomfort and identify how           best to help try and alleviate them. 

I am patient and understanding and will not rush your horse but will give him time to mentally relax, if needed, so that he benefits the most from the session. 

With over 10 years of experience of using natural horsemanship methods on my own horses, I have definitely had plenty of practice at being patient and understand that timing is everything !! My horse Quazi has gone from a head shy horse who could not be tied up, didn't like water and could not be tacked up outside to an amazing horse who takes just about everything in his stride and now has a calming and nurturing influence on other horses.

A bit about me

I own 2 ex-racehorses, a Labrador and a moggy. Prior to retiring my veteran horse, Quazi, we enjoyed a typical "horsey life" hacking out, doing dressage, jumping and fun rides, as well as horse agility, general horsemanship exercises and just hanging out together. 

Jack (my other horse) is limited to groundwork at the moment, due to his kissing spines, but it has been a great way to bond and to get to know each other better, as he only came to live with me in Summer 2016. I have found a lot the Intelligent Horsemanship exercises, Straightness Training and physiotherapy polework to be really beneficial for him, as well as the all important regular carrot stretches !

My interest and experience in therapy work came about due to the unusual conformation of Quazi's back and this has meant that over the last 11 years, I have always been interested in finding ways to help keep him comfortable and to maintain freedom of movement, e.g. massage, energy work, biomechanics, rider balance, rug, numnah and saddle fit. 

My passion now is to help other horses as well as my own and I feel that it is important to look at the horse as a whole rather than just working on the obvious problem, as personal experience has shown this to achieve greater and longer lasting results. 

My mission is to help release horses and ponies from pain and tension so they can move freely in body, mind and spirit.