As a competitive rider, one often does not think further than fitness, big match temperament, training, and physical health of the horse and rider. It’s not always easy to comprehend the psychological and healing side of the horse past what you are taught over the years of standard competitive practice. Things seem set in stone and that’s how it should be. Then my horse Daisy and I met Anne. Daisy and I have been together for 3 years, but due to having multiple freak accidents we were constantly being set back and struggling in the competitive world and often Daisy and I were not understanding each other. Regardless of that, I was taught to simply push through and make it work. I didnt know what to expect from Anne’s treatments to begin with, but I guessed it wouldnt hurt? Not long into her seeing Daisy, I soon wholeheartedly referred to her as Daisy’s therapist! Daisy had a place to express herself in ways I could never have understood without Anne’s help. From a very complacent, meek horse, Daisy allowed her personality to blossom and she became more expressive which allowed me to comprehend how she was thinking and what she was feeling, which in turn, grew our relationship beautifully. Anne’s treatments affected Daisy’s body in ways I wouldnt have believed had I not seen it myself. From an underdeveloped, triangular bum, she began to build a more proper, rounded, stronger hindquarters. Her neck went from scrawny and thin to muscular and proud. One could argue that this is due to our training, but I know that I changed nothing in our training that could have contributed to the development of my horse so drastically. The way Anne uses her treatments to release muscle tension and psychological strain is truly something incomprehensible until you have experienced it yourself. Daisy became stronger in herself and in her body, and was taught ways in which to heal herself more effectively. I’ve been riding for 14 years and competing for 11, and I can honestly say I have not experienced such transformation in a horse with any treatment before in my life. Anne’s intuition and keen sense of understanding is undoubtedly one of the main reasons Daisy and I are where we are now. From finding pain you didnt know was there, to understanding stressors for your horse that you wouldnt have guessed, to ensuring your saddle fits just right, Anne is a part of every journey you and your horse needs to take. Anne is passionate about what she does and her feedback is phenomenally detailed. Whether you’re a competitive rider, a happy hacker, or somewhere in between – I believe someone like Anne is as essential to have on you and your horses team as your instructors, vet, farrier, saddle fitter, and dentist. Thank you Anne for your incredible help!