Barik - World Equestrian Games 2014 Team GBR endurance horse
Rachel has been working on Barik for the last two years usually attending after a long distance endurance race to help with any aches/stiffness. Last year, in the lead up to the World Equestrian Games, Rachel visited every two weeks ensuring Barik was able to train at his optimum performance. As a result he became more supple, his muscle tone improved and he was able to use himself easily on both reins. I would definitely recommend Rachel to any horse owner.
Abbi Tennant and Barik
© Photo courtesy of Melanie Cottle-Askew
Kazy was a retired endurance horse. He was stiff in the shoulders giving him a short stride and was unable to jump. He was only in light occasional work after being retired in 2005. After just one massage treatment Kazy was a new horse. At the end of 2008 Rachel rode him in an endurance competition and he gained a grade 1. The photo is of Kazy in 2009 enjoying jumping again!
© Photo courtesy of Clytha Photography
Patches seems less sensitive in the girth area. Spending time looking into the sensitivity of the entire body must be of benefit and it is always useful to have the opinion of a third party to spot potential problems.
Patches attitude to hacking away from the yard imrpoved, a major problem before the treatments. Also, she is schooling well with softer transitions and her canter is improving.
Carolyn and Patches
Wispa found it difficult to canter on the right rein, but after 2 treatments he now achieves a right canter most times.
Gina and Wispa
The massage and stretches have helped Cracker relax and enjoy his rides over challenging terrain, when previously we stayed on flatish routes.
Belinda and Cracker
I have learned alot from Rachel and both horse and myself have found a real benefit from the treatments. There is definite improvement in movement and temperament. Its taken years off Dancer.
Sue and Dancer
Peanuts had problems with navicular disease. He was stiff and quite unhappy. Over a course of treatments with Rachel he has improved a lot and is now a happier horse and more willing to work.
Belinda and Peanuts
In spite of the bitter cold, Chantalle is moving freer and is far more likely to keep on 2 tracks when working. Also, she now has very little tightness in her back.
Lesley and Maria and Chantalle