How Karen can help your horse...
Karen lives in southern Portugal, working with horses throughout Europe. She graduated from the Vluggen School of Equine Osteopathy after completing a rigorous 3 and a half year study program. She is able to complement Equine Osteopathy with her skills in equine physiotherapies and nutrition. Since 2010 she has accumulated vast experience working with horses from a variety of disciplines, from school horses to international Grand Prix and the Nation's Cup.
The key to success is being able to address the whole body, not just part of it. Equine osteopathy does that by focusing on the neurology, biomechanics, anatomy and physiology of the body's 3 major connecting systems:
Parietal - muscles, tendons, ligaments
Craniosacral - head, sacrum, spinal cord
Visceral - organs
Karen works closely with veterinarians, equine dental technicians and farriers in order to achieve the best results possible.
Qualifications & Certifications
Equine Osteopath EDO
Veterinary Nutrition Therapist VNT
Equine Craniosacral Therapy 1 & 2
Equinology Equine Bodywork EEBW
Equine Laser Therapy, Janet Lloyd-Jones Lic Ac BAcC
Equine Laser Acupuncture, Janet Lloyd-Jones Lic Ac BAcC
Masterson Method Advanced Level Certification
Foundation in Equine Craniosacral Therapy, Anglian School of CRT
Equinology Myofascial Release MFR
Meridian Theory, Tallgrass Animal Acupressure
5 Elements, Tallgrass Animal Acupressure
Reiki Master, Mayastar
Saddle Fitting and Reflocking, The Saddle Company
FEI Permitted Equine Therapist (permission to work at FEI events worldwide)
Additional commitment is given to regular continued professional development (CPD) courses and dissections, to keep up to date with scientific advances in research and development.
Karen was born in Buxton, England. She has a natural affinity with horses, having owned horses almost all her life. At just 1 year old, her mother would sit her on the front of her saddle and they would go out riding together. Whilst her friends rode bikes, Karen's childhood was spent riding the horses and ponies on their farm, and the weekends were spent competing at local horse shows.
Karen now has 6 horses and ponies at her Quinta in Portugal, including her heart horse Nuki, an Irish draught/German Holsteiner.
Karen with her first sit on Nuki aged 5
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Portuguese rescues Shadow and Jack
Tel: (+351) 914 382 342
Dexter, inherited from my dear friend Jan