Therapists Directory

CRC has compiled this Directory in order to help highlight the benefits of complementary practices and treatments available to the equine world.     It should be appreciated that such therapies are no longer regarded as “alternative” to what is presently known as orthodox or conventional veterinary (or medical) treatment.

Nowadays, such practices are viewed as complementary and can be used in conjunction with other therapies to enhance the all-round healing effects for both animal and human.   It is said that healing should be thought of as an orange-like sphere with each segment representing a different method of healing with many therapies being able to be used together, as sometimes one therapy may have an answer where another (orthodox or complementary) has none.

However, on a cautionary note, the CRC would strongly recommend that owners of animals with injuries, diseases or even behavioural problems take steps to :-

  • initially consult their vets to ascertain a proper diagnosis, before considering further options, and thereafter
  • obtain a referral (or permission) from their vet to pursue other avenues. A referral is currently required by law for any other therapist to treat an animal which is not their own - or, strictly speaking, even to advise clients.

If you have a vet who is not in favour of complementary therapies, it is perfectly ethical to request a second opinion/referral from another vet.  Many vets nowadays fully appreciate the value of complementary therapies and practices and are much more willing to give such referrals - some are even practitioners themselves.

It should be made clear to those seeking a complementary practitioner/therapist that the CRC is not in a position to judge the ability of the people listed within this publication.  Neither can the CRC verify the factual content of the information supplied by each individual entry.  Anyone using this Directory must therefore make up their own minds concerning whom they approach for help or advice.  This publication should only be viewed as an informative tool.

Anyone contacting those people listed within this Directory should ensure either that they are happy with the insured cover provided by that practitioner/therapist, or that they themselves have adequate personal accident/medical insurance.

Types of therapies
  • Donna Rae Walls

    Therapies: Bowen Technique {Human & Equine}.

    Interpretation of Classical: Classical riding to me, is horse and rider in harmony. Which can never be achieved with force. It should look Beautiful,and force never looks beautiful.


  • Christine Jane Beadle

    Therapies: Holistic Massage

    Interpretation of Classical: is the fair treatment of horses through knowledgeable application of training and riding methods that puts first and foremost their emotional and physical wellbeing - and thereby nurturing a partnership based on respect and trust.


  • Miss Catherine Dachtler

    Therapies: Soft Tissue Manipulation for sports injuries and for maintanence for optimum performance

    Interpretation of Classical: Classical is just that.. a style that engages pure elegance of the majestic animal that can come alive with the magic of a trusting giving partnership that allows the horse to show his true colours his abilities and his spirit whilst still being totally respected and given a voice via the classical riders dedication to care for the horses optimum holistic health


  • Carley Jervis

    Therapies: McTimoney Animal Manipulation<br /> Equinology® Equine Body Work<br /> Equissage

    Interpretation of Classical: To me classical riding is a about intelligent and sensitive riding, not about the fancy moves. Classical means to me listening to the horse, improving the horse through the gymnastic movements of dressage and thus reducing the requirement for intervention of therapists like myself.


  • Miss Heather McKay

    Therapies: Veterinary Physiotherapy - manual techniques and electrotherapies

    Interpretation of Classical: Working in harmony with the horse, with respect and empathy.


  • Joanne Fieldhouse

    Therapies: Equine Touch bodywork,<br /> Nutritional advice, Feeding plans, Forage testing,<br /> Worm control advice, Worm burden testing,<br /> Training advice, Fitness plans,<br /> Tack and saddle fit checks, Tack security marking, Horsewear fit checks and advice,<br /> Management advice,<br /> Bach Flower Remedies.

    Interpretation of Classical: Classical Riding is an aspiration, a journey, to the ultimate partnership working in lightness, balance and harmony.


  • Shelagh Coghlan

    Therapies: Tellington TTouch

    Interpretation of Classical: Classical Riding is following the traditional teachings of the true Masters of Equitation – To encourage the Horse to gradually build a Physique that will allow them to carry themselves and their Riders correctly, in Lightness, Balance and perfect Harmony.


  • Eileen McEvoy

    Therapies: Shiatsu : Human and Equine

    Interpretation of Classical: Classical riding for me defines a knowledgeable, kind method of training, riding with the horses best interests at heart before the riders ego.


  • Kate Granger

    Therapies: Equine Shiatsu

    Interpretation of Classical: A way of working that listens to the horse


  • Mary Yiannoullou

    Therapies: Human Holistic Massage/ Equine Sports Massage

    Interpretation of Classical: Adhering to unchanging and traditional teachings based on simplicity and harmony with the purpose of aspiring to excellence.


  • Dana Green

    Therapies: McTimoney Manipulator

    Interpretation of Classical: “Allows the horse/pony to reach its inborn potential in harmony and balance with its rider, enhancing its natural paces and honouring its spirit.”



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