Who Am I?...
After growing up in rural central Scotland I attended Oatridge Agricultural College where I obtained an HNC in Equestrian Management. This gave a great grounding in the Equestrian world; competing and showing my own horses as well as competing my trainers' horses.
My professional career began when working for a renowned trainer in Renfrewshire Scotland, where I progressed my skills as a rider, trainer and yard manager. This put me in good stead for my move down south to Surrey, England where I continued my career as yard manager for two large livery and training yards. Throughout this time I continued training with three British Dressage trainers. Following these very influential years I had the pleasure of working for a British Eventing Olympian in the Scottish Borders, giving me invaluable experience and moulding my skills, which I now use in my own training and teaching.
On returning South following a hip replacement, I have retrained as a Veterinary Physiotherapist. Understanding the importance and benefits of physiotherapy from my own personal post-operative experience and supplemented skills I already possessed, I realised a professional qualification would enhance and strengthen my capabilities in dealing with the health and well being of animals.
I am now a graduate of the first Level 7 Equine & Canine Physiotherapy course (CEPT), accredited by the University of Middlesex. During this time I attended my lectures at Nottingham Vet School in addition to extensive practical training with two years of placements.
A lovely talented young warmblood I've had the privilege of training.
As an experienced rider and trainer who has competed in dressage and showing for many years, I use these additional skills to tailor exercise prescriptions to help correct, improve and increase the potential of the ridden horse. These skills allow me to ride and train with a physio's mind (I can't switch it off!). This adds to the quality and accuracy of my assessments, giving me a more holistic approach and perspective.