I started my business, Equiphoria (Equine + Euphoria), back in the year 2000 when the need to have my own horse 'fixed' arose after a cross-country crash in the Snowy Mountains.
Both my horse and I were injured at the time.
I hadn't realised that my horse, Busy, had hurt himself until I took him for a light hack out up the paddock when I had slightly recovered, and he bucked! Something he had never done! I felt so guilty not knowing.
I had just spent weeks with multiple sessions per week seeing my human bodyworker help fix me and I still wasn't fantastic.
It was only logical that he was hurting too and needed an Equine Professional to help him out.
I contacted as many therapists as I could (which were very few and far between back in 2000) but I could not secure assistance.
I figured I would go and learn how to fix my own horse!
Well 3 years and a lot of money later - studying courses, learning anatomy and physiology and 100 test horses later I still didn't find the answers for my horse...
My beautiful horse went on to retire to a home with 2 young boys to love him to pieces. He would cart them down to the river, two up, most afternoons and home again.
Fast forward to 2020...
I have now been an Equine Bodywork professional and kept learning and working and achieving excellent results on my clients horses with a successful business.
I have actively worked on horses in many and varied disciplines including; dressage, eventing, showjumping, endurance, racing (both gallops and harness), polocrosse, reining, team penning, ranch sorting, showing, pony club, mounted games and pleasure riding and possibly some that I have missed in this list! I have looked after horses bodies competing at State, National and International levels.
The main sports I have competed in myself are eventing, dressage and endurance but I have also taste tested most other sports on my horses so I know what pressures are on the horse with each different discipline.
Looking after the horses Musculo-Skeletal Systems is better used as a regular maintenance, rather that a fix it solution, where possible as it helps to prevent issues rather than deal with the aftermath or dysfunctional horses.
Bodywork That Works! Full Equine Massage including Passive Stretches - 6 Week Online Course
This course teaches you how to safely and effectively do a full body massage and incorporate safe passive stretching to help your horse. It is ideal for individuals wanting to help their own their own horses feel and perform better.
It will teach you how to reduce pain and dysfunction in your own horse/s and know when you need to call in a professional equine bodyworker for extra help.
Price: $1,100 inc GST or payment plan available.
Star Level or Super Star Level Equine Bodywork and Business Coaching Course incorporating Massage and Skeletal Alignments - Online and Face to Face Delivery - includes 12 months of Coaching Support.
This program is for people who are keen to work in the Equine Industry as an effective Equine Bodyworker. This is a growing industry and effective professionals with good skill sets and knowledge are in demand. This level can only be undertaken after the Bodywork That Works.
Star Level or Super Star Your Ideal Equine Business Coaching Course - includes 12 months of Coaching Support
This online course teaches owners of any Equine Business how to create the business they truly want. Whether it is attracting more customers or more of the types of customers you want to work with or design your equine business to align more with what you want to achieve.
Some of the topics covered in this course are:
* Goal Setting
* Lifestyle setting
* 1:1 Coaching Calls
Equiphoria Elevation Community
This is a community with ongoing coaching and support for people who have completed one or more of the Equiphoria courses. It helps you to accelerate your results with your horses and in your equine business. Different tier levels available based on your personal goals.
The mission moving into the future is to become the leader in all Equine Bodywork training and consistently train the best Equine Bodywork professionals so as many horses as possible can have access to a person that can achieve the best results available for them.
The aim is to provide results-based training and make sure therapists are confident and can get great results for their clients.
These professionals will be able to effectively look after 2 of the major systems of the horse - both the muscular and the skeletal system from a holistic perspective.
A therapist trained by Equiphoria will allow the horse to achieve the best possible function and performance. In return this will save the client time, money and confusion about which therapist they may need.
I often tell my clients that my obligation is to the horse, but they just so happen to have a human that loves them enough to understand when they need some extra help to
feel great and perform well.
The goal of Equiphoria has always been to provide the highest quality service with the best results available for horses.
With horses there is no room for arrogance and the singular focus needs to always be the well-being of the horse.
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