Tracie has been an avid horseback rider and enthusiast for over 20 years. She has practical, hands-on veterinary care experience with a wide range of animals including horses. In 2005, Tracie received her certification as Equine Sports Massage Therapist through Equissage, Inc. of Round Hill, VA, the foremost equine sports massage therapy program in the country.
More about Equine Sports Massage Therapy
Although Equine Sports Massage Therapy appears to be a relatively new phenomenon, it is not. Historians have noted that massage therapy for horses dates back thousands of years to the Greeks who would massage their horses and warriors prior to going into battle. In the late 1970’s, Jack Meagher, began to apply his massage techniques to thoroughbreds and soon became a valuable member of the US Equestrian Team. In 1989, Mary Schreiber, a student of Jack Meagher, founded EQUISSAGE, INC., a certification program for Equine Sports Massage Therapists based in Round Hill, Virginia. Since that time, Ms. Schreiber has certified thousands of massage therapists from all over the country and at least 19 countries around the world. Ms. Schreiber has been featured in “Sports Illustrated”, “Equus” and seen on ABC TV. Her curriculum concentrates on those techniques taught by Jack Meagher.
Call or email Tracie to set up your appointment for your horse