Lynda has over 30 years experience of both owning and working with horses. She competed in various spheres as an individual and in teams when younger and has worked as an event groom, hunt groom, show-jumping groom (all at professional yards, including grooming for Princess Anne & Mark Philips at Gatcombe Park in the late '80s), in a riding school and at various studs and private yards. Stud work and breaking and training youngsters has always been her favourite and on a personal level too, Lynda has mostly bought her horses as foals or youngsters and broke them in herself.
She trained and qualified as an Equine Sports Massage Therapist with Helen Woolley, a physiotherapist and sports massage therapist of Equissage Europe. Equissage was founded by Mary Schreiber who developed the first certificate program in equine sports massage therapy. You can find more information at http://www.equissage-europe.co.uk/ and http://www.equissage.com/.
With training in Sports Massage techniques and very in depth knowledge of equine muscular anatomy, Lynda can also offer independent advice about the fit of saddles & other tack. She does not sell tack so any advice given is completely unbiased.
Lynda is fully insured and a member of International Association of Animal Massage Therapists (IAAMT) who uphold a strict code of conduct for their members.
Lynda also practices continued professional development (CPD) and is always looking to add to her skills and keep up to date with all the latest developments and research of the profession ESMT.
All work is carried out under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.