Our Goal is to help owners and horses achieve and enjoy the enriched relationship and improved performance possible through an affordable, effective therapeutic massage encompassing complimentary techniques. We believe that a holistic approach provides the best opportunity for health and success for everyone and hope to introduce and promote therapeutic massage, energy therapy, nutritional and maintenance/first aid support toward this end.
Our Message to You:
Our work with horses over the years has given us the opportunity to work with people of all ages with all levels of expertise and from many different riding disciplines, from novice riders to professional trainers, ranch horses to Gran Prix dressage horses. To say horses are horses would be an over-simplification but again and again we see the same underlying problems. Owners are stunned and guilt ridden when they learn, usually after the horse fails in some measure, how long their horses have continued to manage even through extraordinary pain. These creatures with such large hearts are greatly misunderstood. They are captives to our programs and victims of our lack of
knowledge and understanding.
The goal of Sport Horse's workshops and clinics is to help participants see horses as living, working creatures like ourselves, to recognize soreness behaviors, learn how to avoid those problems and most importantly learn how to address them. Soreness is as essential for them as it is for us. Like them, our dispositions are less pleasant and our performance suffers when we don't take care of ourselves. We quickly seek help when we have a "Charlie horse" in our leg or a stiff neck. Our equine companions can only hope that their significant human will realize that their stride is short or they can't turn one direction for a reason. All too frequently we know this is not true. Their failure
to complete the task or progress in their training is misunderstood as lack of ability or worse, deliberate disobedience or stubbornness. In any case, the situation only deteriorates from here.
The bright spot in this picture is that overwhelmingly people are willing to learn more and do better for their horses. They would gladly change if they only understood the consequences of their actions. They just never had reason to think about it from a different perspective.
Our goal is to help everyone see their horses through different eyes, with a new perspective, and be able to help them with therapeutic massage. Our years of experience has provided opportunity to refine and enhance an equine massage program that can be learned by anyone and have extraordinary results. Our vision then is to help both horses and their equine companions enjoy a safe, enriched, rewarding partnership.
"May you find great success in all your equine adventures
upon a fit and sound horse, in the company of good friends."