Our original equine techniques were developed by Buster Harlow, a renowned physical therapist from Gillette, Wyoming. Able to see the problems exhibited when he went to horse events with his wife, he took on the challenge. After working with veterinarians and attending an array of equine schools in the United States and Canada, Buster designed a unique deep muscle therapeutic massage that would address all muscle groups toward better performance. He was particularly well known in the racing, cutting and barrel racing world. Buster passed away in 2007 having captured the appreciation and admiration of many. He was a wealth of knowledge, a man with a great heart and love of God. Thanks Buster!
Instructors and Contributors:
Jan Scott, CEMT
Certified under Buster in 2000, and as Buster's health
deteriorated, worked with Jerry Gaddis to refine and develop the original
technique over many years of training barns and back pastures throughout
Wyoming, Colorado,and Nebraska finally creating Sport Horse so that more
and more horses could be helped through workshops and clinics. In
appreciation that no one therapy can adequately address the many
complexities found, Jan has also pursued acupressure, chiropractic, cranial
sacral and energy therapies so that techniques from each could be
incorporated into the refined Sport Horse program. A Colorado Native, Jan
lives in Waverly, Colorado with her husband and a full contingent of four
Barb Page, CEMT
Along with husband Tom, raise running bred
paint and quarter horses, as well as registered and commercial
Black Angus cattle north of Laramie, Wyoming. Their livelihood and
frequently their very lives depend on their horses. In Sport Horse,
Barb found a means to address lameness and soreness issues as
well as prevent them so her "friends" could perform better, work
harder, and run faster. The ranch has provided a wealth of
opportunity for Barb to practice not only on her horses but cows,
dogs and cats too. She is intuitively a "natural" practitioner. Barb's
greatest hope is that everyone might experience the new
communication and harmonic relationship with their animals that Sport Horse Therapeutic Massage promotes.
H. Don "Doc" Poling, DVM
Graduated from Colorado State
University Vet School in 1972 and is licensed in three states.
Over his many years of practice "Doc" realized the inadequacies
of conventional medicine and went in search of true methods of
affecting real cures. In Sport Horse Doc found immediate relief
and resolution of core issures toward healing the whole animal. An enormous fan of energy work
and other alternative means of effecting health, Doc is also a
member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. Doc and his wife run cattle in north Texas.
CEMT, CMT, CVT
Graduated in 2003 from
Eastern Wyoming College with her Vet Tech degree. After six
grueling months in the field she began thinking "there had to be a
better way". She graduated from Healing Arts Institute in Fort
Collins, CO for Human Massage Therapy. Enjoying massage but
loving her horses she found in Sport Horse a meaningful and
more medically beneficial way to connect with the horse, affect
their health issues and enhance the horse's wellness. Brandi has
embraced energy work as well as other alternative modalities and
provides the horses of the world another passionate heart to help
them. A Wyoming native, Brandi lives in Laramie and joined Sport Horse after many years of valuable support.
Jerry Gaddis CEMT
A native of Wyoming and lifetime horseman, Jerry Gaddis met Buster soon after Buster started working with horses. Jerry helped Buster integrate the equine side of the equation and was one in the original group to be certified by Buster. In addition to making custom boots and saddles, Jerry retired from bronc riding and team roping after 20 years on the rodeo circuit. His inherent knowledge of equine form and function and depth of understanding regarding rodeo events has been invaluable to Sports Horse's development. Our thanks and many blessings to Jerry on his passing June 2011. Your imprint on Sport Horse will be forever with us.