Always performing body work on Rose (making it up by her reactions) – our connection grew and I knew this was the path I wanted to take I took a weekend course in Equissage to start. I later attended a Liberty and Dressage clinic with Rose, held by the co-founders of the equine art experience Cavalia – Frederic Pignon and his wife, Magali Delgado. As Frederic was working with Rose, he sensed her sacrum pain and told me that Flowtrition would help. Frederic then referred me to Lance Wright, who had taught Frederic Flowtrition while working on Frederic’s Lusitano, Templado, while performing with Cavalia in Texas. Flowtrition was the only technique that seemed to help. Frederic and Magali practice it with their horses in France, and inspired by their first-hand experience, I soon found myself on a plane and attending the next class that Lance and his wife, Jeanette, held in Texas. I then started with the Masterson Method courses and am still learning! A home course, a weekend course, a 5 day advanced, Anatomy, and now fieldwork with write-ups! Working on becoming a MMCP (which takes a few years and many hours), is hard work – worth it – the connection and understanding with horses and what their body needs is priceless.
Why Massage Therapy?
As a lifelong equestrian, health benefits consultant, and fitness instructor, I have always known the importance of receiving body work for muscles and well-being, and knew that horses, as the incredible and beautiful athletes they are, could also benefit from body work. We put extraordinary demands on the mind, body and spirit of the horse – body work helps keep the body and mind healthy. Body work is a connection to the animals I have always loved, and a way to give back to them. What better way to connect to one of God’s most magnificent creatures than through touch? Working with horses is a healing benefit for both the horse and me in many ways.
Happier, healthier horses make happier, healthier people. If I can connect and work with a horse and provide a change for the better, then I have accomplished my goal.