About Amanda

I have over 20 years of equestrian experience and have owned horses since the age of 9. I have competed in dressage, all riding club activities, western riding and show jumping over the years and I now ride western and classical dressage. I have worked as a groom on most types of yards and have taught riding for able and disabled adults and children and continue to do so. In 2001 I became an Equine Body Worker. Through competing and general riding I have been interested in finding ways to help my horses to improve their quality of life against the stresses and strains placed upon them from riding and competition. I became interested in massage as it is a complementary way of assisting the horse without the use of drugs and yet also complements veterinary treatment when recovering from injury or illness. It can also be used as a preventative therapy as most problems and strains can begin within a muscle. In 2003 I gained my Equine Body Worker Level Two qualification. Other areas I have covered are:

  • Equine Touch Practitioner
  • Equine Body Worker (Debranne Pattillio)
  • Advanced Equine Massage (Debranne Pattillio)
  • Principles of Equine Dentistry (Lucy Smith C/EqDt)
  • Equine Stretching and Rehabilitation Therapies (Debranne Pattillio)
  • Equine Behaviour and Horse Handling Skills (Chris Irwin)
  • Equine Body Worker Level Two
  • Equine Nutrition (Liz Warr Msc and Dr Catherine Dunnet PhD)
  • Equine Biomechanics, Applied Anatomy and Gait Analysis (Dr Hilary Clayton DVM)
  • Myofascial Release (Ruth Mitchell PT, ESMT, CMI)
  • Principles of Saddle Fit and Farrier Science (Dr Kerry Ridgeway DVM)
  • BHS Stage 3
  • EAGALA Level 1
  • Meridian Psychotherapy (School of Natural Health Sciences)
  • Child Psychology (SNHS)
  • Professional Relaxational Therapy (SNHS)
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling (SNHS)
  • Past life regression (SNHS)
  • Sports Psychology (SNHS)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (Meridian Therapy) (SNHS)