My Education & Training

2001 – School of Hard Knocks – my mare has an avulsion fracture in her front cannon bone.  My world is changed.  I meet Dr. Kerry Ridgway in Sonoma, California, which was very near my home of Sebastopol.  We start alternative healing with a micro-current unit under his direction.

2002 – 2003 – Equinology: Body Work and Advanced Level Anatomy courses.

2004 – Saddle Fitting & Farrier Science with Dr. Kerry Ridgway, California

2004 – 2006 – Apprenticed with Equine Physical Therapist, Jacquie Becker, California

Abnormal Thermal patterns for this horse’s front legs

2005 – First saw Infrared Camera take thermal images for difficult case.

2007 – Equinology Advanced Anatomy Workshop course with Debranne Patillo, California.

2009 – Cal Poly Vet School, Equine Exercise Physiology with Dr. David Marlin, UK & Olympics

2009 – Small Business Development Center – Business Planning Course with the focus on adding Infrared Imaging to my services.

2010 – University of Florida Vet School, Thermal Imaging training with Dr. Tracy Turner (Minnesota), Dr. James Waldsmith (California), Dr. Kim Henneman (Utah), Dr. Mike Walsh (Florida) and Master Saddler Mike Cochran (Texas).

2010 – Equine Dissection with Dr. Deb Bennett.

Saddle Fitting Clinic with Miriah Stuart September 2009

I am an equine professional in business since 2002.  Equine Body Work is my foundation for helping the horses, and with the added technology of Thermal Imaging, I can find the pain.

Consider the advantages of this non-invasive technology

I am a founding member and Vice Chair of the Advisory Board for Oregon Horse Country, a division of Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce.

Nominated for Most Innovative Business of the Year by Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce – 2011.

Member of American Academy of Thermology.

Member of International Equine Body Worker Association – IEBWA.  This website links you to well trained and educated equine body workers all around the globe.

Assisted on Marketing Materials for World Equestrian Games 2010 for the IEBWA.

Member of Valley View Riders since 2006