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Kate completed a Certificate of Equine Sports Massage through Equestricare in 2012. This qualification taught her how to assess the horse to identify potential issues, and employ massage (among other techniques) to release tension and assist the horse.

Kate’s Certificate in Equine Sports Massage is supported by the completion of several other courses and certificates including:

  • Equine Osteopathy Module 7 facial nerves (Vluggen Institute USA) – 2019
  • Equine Osteopathy Module 6 cranio-sacral osteopathy (Vluggen Institute USA) – 2019
  • Equine Osteopathy Module 5 thoracic and lumbar spine (Vluggen Institute USA) – 2018
  • Equine Osteopathy Module 4 poll and neck (Vluggen Institute USA) – 2018
  • Equine dissection #6 with Sharon May-Davis (as Teaching Assistant) – 2018
  • Equine Osteopathy Module 3 pelvis and sacrum (Vluggen Institute USA) – 2018
  • Symposium for the Enhancement of the Horse (Silvertail Farm) – 2018
  • The horse and your body language clinic (Chris Irwin) – 2018
  • Equine Osteopathy Module 2 hind limb (Vluggen Institute USA) – 2018
  • Equine Osteopathy Module 1 front limb (Vluggen Institute USA) – 2017
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (South Bank TAFE) – 2017
  • Certificate of Tissue Mobilisation (Equestricare) intensive – 2017
  • Equine dissection #5 with Sharon May-Davis (as Teaching Assistant) – 2017
  • Certificate of Equine Sports Therapy (Equestricare) intensive (as Teaching Assistant) – 2016
  • Equine Body Articulation certificate with Dr Stuart McGregor DO (Balanced Horse) – 2016
  • Anatomy and palpation clinic with Sharon May-Davis (Avocca Park) – 2016
  • Hoof maintenance and trimming workshop (Megan Matters) – 2016
  • Masterson Method course (Jim Masterson) – 2015
  • Equine bodywork masterclass #2 with Sharon May-Davis – 2015 (including myofascial release and craniosacral therapy techniques)
  • Certified Practitioner for Equi-tape (Equine Dynamics) – 2015
  • Certificate of Equine Red Light Photonic Therapy (JENT Institute) – 2015
  • Equine dissection #4 with Sharon May-Davis (as Teaching Assistant) – 2015
  • Advanced biomechanics workshop #1 with Sharon May-Davis (as Teaching Assistant) – 2015
  • Equine dissection #3 with Sharon May-Davis (The Barefoot Blacksmith) – 2014
  • Biomechanics workshop #2 with Sharon May-Davis – 2014
  • Equine dissection #2 with Sharon May-Davis (Balanced Horse) – 2014
  • Horses Inside Out clinic (Gillian Higgins) – 2014
  • EQ50 Anatomy course (Equinology) – 2014
  • Equine bodywork masterclass with Sharon May-Davis (Balanced Horse) – 2013 (including myofascial release and craniosacral therapy techniques)
  • Biomechanics workshop #1 with Sharon May-Davis (Balanced Horse) – 2013
  • Equine dissection #1 with Sharon May-Davis (Balanced Horse) – 2013
  • Certificate of Equine Sports Therapy (Equestricare) – 2013
  • Introduction to Photonic Therapy course (Equestricare) – 2012.

Kate is currently training with the Vluggen Institute in Texas, USA, to become an Equine Osteopath.