I grew up with a range of animals from a young age, from goldfish to ponies and took part in all Pony Club activities prior to embarking on a career within the equine industry, attending Warwickshire College at Moreton Morrell.
I have worked with a wide variety of horses, including National Hunt and Point to Pointers and competition horses. I have managed a successful livery/training business, having attained my BHSAI at the age of 18, followed by my BHS Intermediate Teaching and Intermediate Stable Manager’s Certificates and have successfully trained and competed horses in affiliated ShowJumping, Eventing and Dressage.
After gaining a wealth of experience within the industry, I made a career change and qualified with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy from the University of Southampton. I then worked in the human field, gaining experience in a range of areas including orthopaedics and neurological conditions, prior to specialising in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and post operative rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery.
I gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Hartpury College through the University of West of England. With my previous experience, I have an excellent understanding of the requirements of the performance horse but am happy to treat any level of horse or pony. I am also able to provide a knowledgeable physiotherapy assessment/ treatment service for riders and can also provide assessment and treatment for your canine friend and other small animals.
I currently own two horses, a retired mare who I previously competed to Advanced Medium level in affiliated dressage and her son who is just starting out in his competitive dressage career. I also have two energetic rescue dogs, a Springer spaniel and Springer cross Labrador, who I have previously enjoyed training in agility and obedience.