I qualified in McTimoney Animal Chiropractic in 2012 after having qualified in Animal Massage in 2007, I hold a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science from Writtle College and an MSc Animal Manipulation from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic.
As a teenager, I was never lucky enough to have my own horse, so I would I ride other people’s horses, often they had ridden or behavioural issues. I would figure out these issues and after some hard work, the horse would become a joy to ride, often, the owner would take the horse back, and I would start again with a new horse!
I volunteered at my local riding school as a child, spending my weekends and summers looking after the horses and clients. I then went onto ride with a small scale dealer, learning about breeding, looking after foals, keeping horses more naturally, starting youngsters and rehabilitating horses who needed ridden re-education, including the re-education of ex-racehorses; nutritional rehabilitation and improving confidence in the ridden horse, and young horses. I also learnt a huge amount about saddling and saddle fitting, the importance of checking and changing saddles as a horse gains muscle and topline. During this time I also learnt how to ride in a more classical way, without force and in a way that not only improves the horses biomechanics when ridden, but I also found this way of riding and training would greatly improve the horses temperament, nervous horses would become calm and soft, when ridden in this way.
I left to undertake my undergradute degree BSc (Hons) Equine Science, where I studied nutrition, sports perfomance, sports medicine, anatomy and discovered a interest for injury rehabilitation. After my degree I put my new skills to good use rehabilitating more complex cases of neglected and poorly trained horses, I studied animal massage, this enabled me to help horses with musculoskeletal injuries, especially exrace horses that needed support. I decided to train further at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic for MSc Animal Manipulation, a gentle touch spinal realignment therapy. The results I started to get were astounding!
My early experiences with horses and subsequent further qualifications have led me to have a wealth of experience working with many types and personalities of horses. Many of my clients call me because their horse tends to be nervous or unsure of new people, I am able to treat nervous horses without upsetting them, allowing the animal to get the best of the treatment without being reduced to restraining an already sceptical individual.
Whilst training in McTimoney I found I really loved working with dogs of all sorts and find this a satisfying part of my work, I love meeting new owners and getting an ever expanding knowledge of this fascinating area of expertise.
After suffering a life altering back injury, I found Bowen Therapy, which helped me overcome, not only my physical back injury, but helped with stress, anxiety and hormonal issues that had plagued me. I qualified in Bowen in 2018, I specialise in horse riders, chronic pain and stress relief.
I own a young cob named Badger, who I am just starting to train to be ridden, and 2 cats, whom I also treat.
Owner/ Tea Maker
Rubbish at making tea, but great at making me laugh. Not the ploddy cob I was hoping for, but he will teach me a thing or two.
The Real Boss
Ruby knows what she wants and goes all out to get it.