A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
The inspiration behind LRB Equine Therapy
The more time I spend with horses the more I see that horses are a product of what life throws at them... and so many horses are simply written off as no good, naughty, unreliable, inconsistent ... the list goes on.
This is what has inspired me to follow my dreams and follow a career with horses. Through massage I am able to give something back to the animal I love.
I had horses since a child, my first pony being a very naughty Shetland called Daisy. and was lucky enough to grow up on a farm. When I left school I completed a degree in occupational therapy and practised for over 10 years, specialising in rehabilitation of hand and upper limb injuries. Although I enjoyed my time in the NHS, something was missing. In 2016 I left the NHS to work full time with horses and on the family farm.
I completed a qualification in equine massage with Andrea Pole of ‘Equine Massage UK’ and obtained a distinction. The course required me to complete practical training, course work, practical & written exams, 42 hours of additional clinical work and finally a portfolio of clinical work (case studies). Once qualified I was able to obtain membership of ‘The International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT)’. Membership of IAAT is subject to a recognised qualification and commitment to under take continuous professional development (CPD). Since qualifying i have under taken further studies/courses in Myfascial chains and techniques (Horses Inside Out) and LED Phototherapy.
Equine massage has enabled me to use my previous skills in rehabilitation and develop them further to be able to assist horses. The horses I have treated have been varied from happy hackers, pony club ponies to competition horses. All have benefited both in their performance, general well-being and disposition.
Fully certified, insured and IAAT registered