Never underestimate the importance of bodywork. After all horses are athletes! Like human athletes they too need to be seen by various physical therapists to ensure they are performing and can continue to perform to the best of their ability, While minimising the risk of injury.
I started riding at the age of 10 after being introduced to the sport by my mother who used to ride. I took to the sport like a duck to water and soon began competing in various disciplines such as showing, equitation, show jumping and dressage. In my teenage years I fell in love with dressage and currently competes at Advanced Medium level.
After completing high school I started working at my local riding school as a work rider and junior instructor. Progressing, I moved to Bahrain to seek new challenges and opportunities. I currently works at a private stable in Bahrain as head rider, stable manager, and instructor.
During my time in the equestrian industry I have worked with multiple horses from various backgrounds, a few of which had previous tendon injuries and back problems. This brought to light the importance of correct training and management. Retraining and rehabilitation became my focus.
I noticed that spending so much time in the saddle put strain on my own body, so I decided to start going for regular sports massages to alleviate my own discomfort.
After experiencing how much this aided my performance and injury prevention, I felt the need to bring the same relief and benefits to my and my clients horses. I then went on to study and become a qualified Equine Sports and Rehabilitation Massage Therapist and am certified by and a member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork/Association of Canine Water Therapy(IAABMB/ACWT). Realizing that I could bring more benefits to each massage session I have since also become a Kinesiology Taping and Dry Needling Practitioner as well as a FEI permitted equine therapist.
As a FEI permitted equine therapist, I have the ability to offer some of my services at FEI events.
I started Equisential Equine Therapy to help horses other than those I train.
The name Equisential is a amalgamation of the words equal and essential because equine muscular health is equally important to injury prevention and performance as correct training.