An initial bodywork session with Happy Horse Sports Therapy takes one to one and a half hours. Follow up sessions can be completed within an hour.
The therapist will assess your horse – standing still, at walk and trot in straight lines, on circles and backing up. After assessment, the therapist will work through every joint in your horse’s body, with more focus on areas of issue identified in the assessment stage. Osteopathic techniques form the bulk of the session, with stretching and techniques from other modalities (including massage, stretching, myofascial release, cranio-sacral therapy, Masterson Method, acupressure, photonic therapy and TENS) being employed as needed.
Why use Happy Horse Sports Therapy?
The points of difference between us and our competitors is that we’re thorough and we take the time. Having been educated in America, a HHST therapist has a different skill set to any other therapist in Australia.
We take the time with you and your horse to get to the heart of the issue. We aim to deliver the best service possible so that you can see and feel a difference in your horse straight away.
We care about your horse as if it’s our own and constantly check in with you to see how you and your horse are going – after the session, with the homework that was assigned, a few weeks later, after a competition… Our view is that we’re part of the team of professionals responsible for your horse’s well-being – it’s not a once-off, “take-your-money-and-run” session – we’re with you for as long as your horse needs us.
Payment is required at the time of consultation. Cash is accepted, although bank transfer is preferred. Receipts can be emailed to clients for tax purposes.
A travel charge of $10 applies for horses 30-45 minutes drive from Thornlands QLD 4164, and $20 for horses 45-60 minutes away. The travel charge is halved if there are two horses in the same vicinity and waived entirely for three or more horses in the same vicinity.
For cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice provided, the full fee will be charged. An invoice will be emailed for payment.
For instances where payment isn’t made at the time of consultation, and invoice will be emailed for payment via bank transfer. Interest on late payments accrues at 15% of the invoice total, per day in arrears. When a payment becomes one month overdue, the account is forwarded to our solicitor for recovery of the debt, the costs of which the account holder is also liable for.
“When there is asymmetry in the body or limbs, there is compensation.
When there is compensation, there are postural changes.
Where postural changes exist, locomotion will be affected.
When locomotion is no longer symmetrical, performance and eventually soundness will suffer.”
Dr Kerry Ridgeway