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" Since 2010 I’ve been
healing horses from all
different backgrounds. "

TONI HORSLEY Background

OWNER + DIRECTOR EQUINE BODYWORX

AUSTRALIA’S MASTERSON METHOD REPRESENTATIVE
EXPERIENCED DRESSAGE COMPETITOR

A State Dressage competition was the place where my equine bodywork began.

The horse of a good friend was suffering chronic shoulder pain. Before the event the horse’s usual bodywork therapist had been unavailable. On the day the horse was not performing well at all and it was clear he was in significant pain.

After two decades working with touch on humans, I sensed I might be able to help. My friend was enthusiastic so I began working on the horse’s shoulder.

I worked intuitively until I felt the tension underneath my hands give and the muscles become soft and supple.

He responded immediately with obvious relief and relaxation in his eye and posture. He surprised me by turning his head to give me a beautiful look and a touch with his muzzle – a ‘thank you’ in his language.

For the rest of the day, he performed with fluidity and ease, placing top 5 in the State.

It was a life changing moment. It was clear that I could help horses and was tremendously moved by doing so.

Immediately I enrolled in education and training, expanding the ways in which I could apply my skills to horse care. I remain committed to training and learning about medical advancements and progressive healing modalities.

As a horse rider throughout my childhood and today an experienced Dressage competitor, it was a natural progression to apply my experience in human bodywork to my passion of horses, which is how Equine Bodyworx started.

WHAT WE DO

EQUINE BODYWORX SINCE 2010

Since 2010 I’ve been healing horses from all different backgrounds.

I’ve helped abused horses including one so terrified of people it took me 30 minutes to get near her. Yet once I did, within 5 minutes she was resting her head on my shoulder as she surrendered and let go of her stress and trauma.

I’ve brought movement, flexibility and comfort back to horses in Dressage, Polocrosse, Endurance, Racing, Showjumping, Pony Club and Showriding. I’ve worked with horses which are being broken in, horses which are kept purely for pleasure riding, as well as horses schooled through Natural Horsemanship.

Find out about the bodywork services I offer, or contact me to discuss how I can help your horse.