My Journey

    Getting into horses at a young age, I was able to get the full 4-H experience and meet some great people and trainers along the way. I participated in 4-H judging team learning to evaluate many different breeds from miniatures, to arabians, warmbloods, saddlebreds, and draft horses. Later I became a 4-H leader and coached the judging team for several years, helping the team progress all the way to Nationals in Texas and also coached the hippology team for several years.

    Besides the knowledge from great 4-H leaders, I have been fortunate to have people around me from several disciplines, so I have learned Dressage, 3-day Eventing, Western/Hunt seat all-around, and driving. While I enjoyed learning about and showing in each of these disciplines, I realized that my heart leaned mostly toward training my own horses using Dressage fundamentals. I have used these principles on several horses and also focused on showing my Paint horse in all-around events all the way to Paint Horse Congress. In this process, I met a great woman who has been a mentor for life. She taught me a tremendous amount about Dressage and how a horse should properly move and different techniques we can use to help the horse stay biomechanically sound and balanced for a long and healthy life. She also opened my eyes to the world of Equine Massage Therapy, which at that point was barely known in the horse world. She taught me how to work on my own horses to overcome their weaknesses and my own. Over the years, with training, showing, trail riding and helping friends with their horses, I have realized how beneficial Massage and Bodywork can be for our Equine partners. So, here I am, following my heart and seeing where the next part of my journey leads. I received my first certification thru Equissage to work on horses and dogs and I look to complete The Masterson Method certification yet this year. I truly love working with the horses and dogs, enhancing their natural abilities and talent, and being a part of their health care team.

    I would like to give a special Thank You to Jean Duckworth for continuing to share her
wealth of knowledge with me for 30 years and counting.

For the love of Horses,