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 continue to work part time in an NHS Musculoskeletal Outpatient department.
I subsequently gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Hartpury College through the University of West of England and now enjoy working with both humans and animals.
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/ performance assessment and treatment service for riders.
In addition, I enjoy working with a variety of species and can provide assessment and treatment for your canine friend, from maintenance for the senior family pet to canine athletes, and other small animals.
I am kept busy outside of work with my own animals- my home bred warmblood gelding who I enjoying training and competing in affiliated dressage; a rescue cat and two lively rescue dogs who love agility training and walking in the lovely local New Forest.