BSc. Equine (First Class, Honours), HNDip. Animal Science, Cert. Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Canine Massage Therapist, RLT, MFR, Cert Member IICT
I have always been passionate about animals and their wellbeing and have over 20 years experience working with animals in England. My approach is gentle yet effective, taking the holistic approach to problem solving and subsequent treatment, with knowledge of health, training methods and physical and emotional factors.
I have worked closely with an animal Osteopath, Veterinarians, farriers and other professionals, taught an Equine Diploma course and have gained significant practical experience in many associated fields including:
- Injury, therapy and rehabilitation
- Equine and canine behaviour
- Evaluation and gait analysis
- Fittening, conditioning and training (exercise physiology)
- Studwork and youngstock
- Medical and nutritional use of herbs
- Applied kinesiology
- Equine dissection with Sharon May-Davis 2014
- Equine biomechanics with Sharon May-Davis 2014
As a mature student, I went back into education to achieve:
- Bachelor of Equine Science degree (First Class, Hons), and won the Top Student Award two years running
- Higher National Diploma in Animal Science (Distinction)
- Canine massage
- Equine sports massage
- Red light (photonic) therapy
- Myofascial release and deep tissue mobilisation
- Equine podiatry
- Diploma in animal healing (energy work similar to Reiki)
- I am a Certified member of the IICT (the International Institute of Complementary Therapists).
- Intermediate Animal Acupressure (Amy Snow, Tallgrass Institute of Acupressure, USA).
- Whole body equine dissection and palpation clinic (Sharon May-Davis) 2015
- Equine bodyworkers masterclass (Sharon May-Davis) 2015
- Further myofascial release techniques 2015
I occasionally accept animals for rehabilitation and / or re-training.
© 2015 by Louise Bailey
Louise with Bill, an Irish cob at the start of his carriage driving training. He went on to pull a gypsy wagon around southern England with Louise, and is currently at work extracting timber for British Horse Loggers in Wales. Note the bitless and open (no blinkers) bridle.
Louise with Palaco (above), a young German Warmblood in training at his first show.