After a racing career and several years ponying at the track, my event horse Chance was lacking range of motion on his right side and having difficulty picking up his right lead. Two massage sessions showed remarkable improvement. Chance was more comfortable moving to the right at the trot and easily picked up his right lead.Braiden Ludtka
As a fellow equestrian, I highly recommend Kristi’s massage therapy for yourself and your horse.
Kristi worked on a horse I leased last summer who was short-strided on his left hind, stiff in both shoulders and showed overall tightness in all major muscle groups.
Within a few sessions, Corona showed huge improvements! His stride opened up, he turned easier after jumps and seemed to be happy to go to work each day.
Seeing the changes in this horse, I began therapy with Kristi. I have had poor posture for most of my life along with scoliosis in my upper spine. These are exaggerated when mounted on a tall horse! Again within a few sessions, my posture in the saddle and off improved immensely. I actually got compliments from my trainer on my position which has never happened before! I feel my shoulders are more flexible enabling me to move better while riding.
Its been very helpful to have a massage therapist who also rides. She understands what riding can do to the body and with her therapy, I plan on riding for a very long time!Kathy H.
Kristi is a compassionate, thorough equine massage therapist. Kristi doesn’t rush through her work; she is committed to the horse’s complete pain relief. She has worked on two of my horses, and I could immediately tell the difference in how they moved under saddle. One horse has TMJ and within two massage sessions, his inflammation was quelled and he was willing and able to work in the bridle again.Brenda Jacroux
Daily sports massage at the Oregon High Desert Classic helped Maestro’s neck stay flexible and supple through a busy week of showing in several divisions. We were Reserve Champion!Emily Reams
I have been a horse owner and rider for almost 40 years in the hunter jumper discipline. I don’t just let anyone work on my horses. I feel very comfortable working with Kristi because she listens to me with issues affecting my horse’s performance and overall health. She also takes her time to determine if there are any other areas of concern that might need to be addressed. I always feel we are working together as a team. My horse now recognizes Kristi and relaxes during his sessions with her. After a massage my horse moves & jumps amazing!
*Side note: I met Amy when we were teenagers. My sister and I would trailer over from Ellensburg to Central Park Stables in Kirkland to take lessons. It’s awesome to reconnect with Amy and several other girls from that time period, and see that we all still have horses.Amy C.