"I'll never look at a horse the
same way again"
H. Don "Doc" Poling, DVM
"My life has been forever changed by my experience with Sport Horse. I have always felt I had a connection with animals and especially my horses, but I just thought it was because they were my horses. After working with the horses in our training I now know I have a true connection with any horse. When Jan told us the first day we would share the emotions of these most amazing creatures I was a bit hesitant, by the middle of the second day I had experienced what she was talking about. It is fascinating when a horse makes every hair on your body stand on end, cries out to you with tears, or turns to you and says, "oh yeah that's the spot, thank you for fixing it." I just want to thank the two of you for opening my mind and teaching me how to develop this God given gift which has been buried inside me just waiting to be released. Your program is phenomenal and I believe your simple, hands on approach is the most valuable schooling I have ever received. Thank you so much for your time and dedication to this program. I am looking forward to the next session. "
"What an amazing experience, profoundly moving in many ways. This past weekend makes the first seminar seem merely a "warm-up"! I'm grateful to you both for the education, training, horizon expansion and a generally wonderful time. I'm astounded at what a difference this second weekend makes, there is so much more to learn and more we now have to offer from our "bag of tricks". I think you do a terrific job at equipping your students for success at basic sport horse therapy. Thank you, thank you, I'm delighted with the new perspective you have helped me achieve. And happy, too, to have found a kindred spirit. Warm wishes for the best for both of you and Sport Horse Massage Therapy, please keep in touch I miss you both already!
"I'm not sure where to begin with my thanks to both of you for the things I experienced this weekend. Although I anticipated a wonderful time I never expected the depth of connection nor the range of new vistas beginning my education with you would bring. Your sincere desire to further the welfare of these wonderful animals coupled with your unique willingness to share your vision with us is a powerfully attractive combination. I'm grateful to you both for your wealth of knowledge and am looking forward with great excitement to our next opportunity to learn from you!"
"Thank you to everyone for an amazing experience this past weekend. Thanks to Jan and Barb for your preparation and caring teaching methods, to the "turquoise shirt" girls for your planning and organizing, to my fellow students with whom it was fun and rewarding to work, and to the horse participants who allowed us to work on them. I will never forget the emotional bonds that we made, and hopefully, I will remember every detail about all that I experienced during the weekend. It is a gift that will keep giving."
"I can't put into words how
this has changed the way I
perceive and work with my horses."
"Jan and Barb did a great job adapting
the course material to the interests of
our group. Jan's ability to distill what
really works from all the areas she's
studied - from massage to acupressure to chiropractic to energy work - makes
this course unique and extremely
valuable for the time-pressed horse
owner. We really appreciate the
opportunity to explore topics in more
depth that were of interest to us."
Jenifer Morrissey and Don Ewy
Willowtrail Farm Fell Ponies
"I wanted to thank you for putting on the
clinic. I had the Best time. I have so many horses that really need massage therapy. I will keep in touch! I can't wait to start on my herd of horses! Thanks again.
THIS IS WHERE IT’S AT!
"These clinics are energetic, motivating, lively and encouraging. I have attended other equine massage institutions and have walked away with little to no knowledge and a suffering pocket book. I gained more knowledge and had more questions answered spending 3 days with this pair then 8 weeks at another equine massage school in Colorado.
I have never met a more dynamic pair of instructors who love othing more then to make sure that their goal of the clinic “… to help each horse owner learn to read their horses and provide for them accordingly” and the students’ goal of elite education happens successfully in their clinics.
This is a rapid growing area of interest and knowledge and Jan and Jerry are on top of it! Every question that came to my mind was answered eagerly, demonstrated well, and followed through with a hands-on technique until I felt comfortable and secure.
They support a one-on-one teaching approach and the different learning styles of all individuals are met and exceeded in this clinic. I appreciate knowing that these remarkable instructors are always just a phone call/email away should I need assistance of ANY kind and they welcome the contact.
Jan and Jerry are a never-ending
wealth of knowledge that is
always willing to be “tapped into”. They are well rounded in their knowledge of
horses in any working environment whether it is Western or English and I walked away with the same well roundedness! Thanks Jan and Jerry for helping me evolve my knowledge to help those horses!"
Certified Massage Therapist
(Human’s and Equine) and Certified Veterinary Technician
"What an AWESOME experience! 3 jam-packed days of total
equine massage training. Jan Scott and Jerry Gaddis of Sport
Horse Massage Therapy know horses inside and out and
deliver their information in a way that is both fun and easily
assimilated. Both instructors have their own styles of teaching
which come together very well, offering the student a well
rounded approach to equine massage.I could have spent more
money and time at a larger school, but the extensive training I
received from Jan and Jerry was invaluable to my learning
Each day began with relaxed bookwork and discussion sessions. The bulk of the day was all hands-on horse massage, which included emphasis on reading the horse for problems. There were many horses at the ranch to work on,
but we had field trips to other barns where we experienced a broad range of therapeutic challenges. I feel I came away from this educational experience with as much or more knowledge and ability than I would have if I had attended a pricier school of longer duration. What’s more, with the one-on-one attention and honest constructive critique I received from Jan and Jerry, I came away with the confidence and ability to approach and massage any horse in any barn I encounter.
Both horses and owners have complimented me on the massage techniques I learned in my training. Whenever I have questions or concerns, I always feel comfortable about e- mailing or calling Jan or Jerry. I highly recommend this 3-day class for anyone who wishes to help their own horse or commence their training for an equine massage profession."
"I just want to thank you Jan and Jerry for everything you have helped me with since money and the knowledge I gained has saved me thousands in chiro and vet bills. I also want you both to know that it's very comforting to know that when I run into a problem, all I have to do is contact you and you are always more than willing to help me out and give me ideas on what to do. You guys are AWESOME! I have since encouraged several people to contact you or attend your clinic and I will continue to do so because I believe in what you do, what you teach and how you teach it."
-Robyn Swanson Neal
(North Platte, Nebraska)