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Equine Therapist

Equine therapy plays a vital role in the maintenance of performance horses and can be split into many different specialities including; physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractics and osteopathy. A therapist commonly works self employed and builds a client base attending horses providing hour long treatments at regular intervals throughout the year. They work on the horses soft tissue to ensure that it is healthy for the work expected of them and reducing any potential muscle pain found in performance horses. Therapists may provide exercises for owners to complete between treatments and help in the rehabilitation of any previous ailments.

Potential salary
Treatments commonly range from £40 - £70 per treatment.
Working hours
Working on a self employed basis commonly 5/6 days a week treating between 3-6 horses a day.
  • Equine anatomy and physiology
  • Equine Behaviour
  • Equine Discipline demands
  • Equine health and husbandry
  • Skills specific to specialism such as massage, manipulation and stretches

Treating horses is the main role, commuting between visits and completing invoicing.

You would be outside all day on a variety of yards working with different horses.

Knowledge of horse behaviour is important as you may be working with horses showing some signs of discomfort. Working with different clients.

Completing a qualification, creating a client base, building a self employed business.

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