My name is Louise. I’m an equine osteopath on a journey to help riders and owners understand their horse’s body better!
But why is it important that you understand your horse's body better?
The way we are taught to ride horse is fundamentally wrong.
From ignoring signs of pain to rushing horses through training, we are hurting our horses without ever realising the extent of the damage we’re creating.
It took me 5 years of in depth training in biomecanics plus being close to a horse who suffered from kissing spines to fully understand the extent of this damage.
I’m here to tell you that we need to do better and that we can do better!
It’s possible to ride, have fun and enjoy riding horses whilst also taking care of their bodies and minds.
Here's how I can help you
During an osteopathic session I will look at your horse’s body to improve the alignment of the joints through the gentle rebalancing of soft tissue.
From muscles to fascia to cranial bones and viscera, nothing is left unchecked!
This allows the body to work with its natural abilities instead of against itself.
Those sessions can help with back pain, irregularities in your horse’s riding and general asymmetries.
Osteopathy and Groundwork
Born from my work with horses who suffered from kissing spine, these sessions are my way to work towards preventing instead of trying to fix a body in pain.
After an osteopathic realignment, we go to your school and practice movements that will be beneficial for your horse’s balance and posture.
Using a mix of inhand polework and static exercises, theses sessions are incredibly fun and helpful.
Kissing Spine Rehab
Kissing spine, in my opinion, is part of the last stage of poor breeding and poor posture combined.
It is stressful for the owner, painful for the horse and generally involves a lot of emotions!
I love supporting people going through this journey by guiding them during the rehab, sharing with them my knowledge and giving them the support they need to get their horse to the other side.