A little bit about Katie...
My name is Katie. I qualified as an Equine Sports Massage Therapist with The College of Animal Physiotherapy (TCAP) in April 2017. Then in 2018, I embarked on the Physiotherapy course with TCAP, passing my exams, both practical and theory with a Merit. I completed a Dissertation at the end of my course in Kissing Spine Rehabilitation as I have a particular interest in this condition.
I am fully insured through Balens with Public Liability Insurance and I am also a member of the register, IAAT (International Association of Animal Therapists). In order to remain on this register, I must complete a minimum of 25 hours each year of CPD (Continued Professional Development) which means staying up to date with current areas of therapies and knowledge. I also offer a service of Equine Salt Therapy for which I am fully qualified and insured for... please see my Equine Salt Therapy page for more information on this.
I started riding when I was around 5-7 years old and when I was 18, I eventually had my own horse and from there my passion grew. Since that first loan when I was 18years old, I have owned 4 horses - 3 Warmbloods and 1 IDx and they have all brought their challenges and taught me heaps, both in and out of the saddle. I do not get chance to ride much these days as I am busy assisting clients with their horses and of course, my little girl keeps me occupied too.
During my horse ownership time, I have competed local level in Dressage and so I have a keen interest in helping the horse move with ease and freedom through its body as it should.
Why the name of Sky Equine???
6 months after my daughter was born, I decided to rebrand my business and I wanted to move away from my name in the title. Who better person to name it after, than my little girl... Skyla. She always has been and always will be my inspiration for working hard and ensuring that I can provide everything she needs in life (maybe even her own little pony one day!!!!). My passion hasn't wained since becoming a mum, in fact, I love the diversity that treating horses brings to my life and that one day, I will be able to get Skyla involved with it too. Skyla is showing a keen interest in horses and loves nothing better than to get stuck in with helping on the yard and grooming any pony she can find.
Every horse I meet, I treat like its my own and want the best outcome for them. I love to see horses moving as they should be, pain free and in complete comfort, taking my time to ensure that every horse is comfortable with me and how I can help them. Many of my clients have come to me through word of mouth and there is no better feeling than to get recommendations. I work closely with your Vet to ensure the best outcome for you and your horse.