Testimonials

Hear what some of our clients have to say

I would highly recommend Equestricare as a course provider.

It doesn't stop with the course, Jessica and her team run a very professional service and they are always available from the smallest of questions to the more challenging ones. I am continually learning from the support groups they have for students and completing the course has let me work doing something I love.

Massaging horses and working out what their issues are does not feel like a job at all, it is very rewarding and I have Jessica and the Equestricare team to thank for that.

Meagan Sommerville
I'm currently completing the Equestricare Sports Massage course and I’m LOVING it!
Id previously gone to a couple of Jess's short workshops and got hooked on them! (I ended up doing every single workshop or clinic that Jess had actually run!) I was learning SO much to just help my horses, and started to really piece together an understanding of how the horse works together as a whole! It REALLY opened my eyes to things I hadn’t even really considered before! And Jess made it all so easy to understand and relate to that I was starting to actually UNDERSTAND things like anatomy, conformation, sore muscles and everything! I was one of the ones bugging her to actually run a professional course and as soon as she mentioned it was finally in the making I signed up!
Through Jess & Equestricare and this course I’m constantly learning and understanding more and more and REALLY enjoying it! I’m totally addicted to conformation & anatomy now! When I started I didn’t have much of an idea about all the fancy scientific names and terms but Jess makes it so anyone at any level can start picking it all up! She’s happy to answer my billion-and-one questions at ANY time (and I *always* have plenty LOL) and has leaders in all the different connecting professions as speakers and everything and who are also all REALLY supportive! So at the end when we get our certification we have a multitude of different directions that this can all lead us in! It’s also opened my mind to opportunities down different avenues than I had originally never even considered!
And the best part about the course is that you’re not learning by yourself! There are people doing the course and ALL different parts of the equestrian world so we are learning from each other as well! AND we’re all making fantastic friends and study partners!
If you want to ask any questions from a student or anything, feel free to send me a pm on here or email (bubblez86@live.com.au) =)
Lorraine Donnarchy

“When I enrolled to start the Certificate in Equine Sports Massage Therapy I had no idea where it would lead me.  To be honest, I never considered it would become a career, I was simply interested in expanding my knowledge for my personal benefit.  It had been a lifelong dream of mine to run my own business in the horse industry but over the years of hearing how it is too hard, and there is no money in it, I gave up on that dream.

It was not until I started going out to see case studies that I realized this was the pathway to running a successful business in the equine industry that I had been waiting for.  I loved every minute of being with my case studies and absolutely thrived when the positive feedback started rolling in.

I had been going through some struggles with my own horse, but throughout my studies I began to recognize how much he was struggling.  Despite the fact I had other professionals telling me he was fine, just a typical OTT horse, I knew there was a deeper issue. 

I have had dealings with several vets now, including for clients horses as well as my own.  Each time, the vets have been quite impressed with my level of knowledge and my ability to accurately point out the areas of concern.

Since graduating I have been gaining bookings consistently week after week, with many of my clients remarking I have a level of knowledge and understanding of the horse beyond what they have ever experienced with other professionals.   I love every minute of my work, and still need to pinch myself as a reminder this dream job has become my reality.” Rebecca Howe

I am both a qualified veterinarian and remedial massage therapist, and decided to study equine massage therapy in order to diversify my massage practice. I live in an area of the country affectionately known as the ‘polocrosse capital of the Australia’.   I undertook the Equestricare massage course in Perth in 2012, and found the training to be excellent.  The course was very well taught, and covered a large number of subject areas, which gave me a broad understanding of both the theory and practice of equine massage therapy. All the learning materials provided were comprehensive and easy to understand, and my knowledge and skills were tested in various ways. There was a lot of opportunity to practise and ask questions and to get help at any time both during the week long intensive, and  with the take home course work.   Since completing the course, I have done a large number of equine massages within my practice, and have many happy clients.  I have worked on horses varying from children’s ponies to those competing at state and national level.   For anyone considering studying equine massage, I would recommend this course, because if you complete it, you will become a safe, effective and confident equine massage therapist.

Dr Rosanna McKenzie

"When the opportunity came along to train with WA’s most highly regarded and knowledgeable equine massage therapy business, I didn’t hesitate to enrol and it has not disappointed.

The workshops were always in-depth and interesting, and were also presented in an easy to understand format. The workshops covered a range of topics, from saddle fitting to nutrition to horse/rider biomechanics, all with the aim to help us be the best therapists we could.

Any questions we had, and as Jess always said to us ‘there is no such thing as a stupid question’, we threw at Jess and she always helped us through the situation. Jess is 100% committed to helping and supporting us, the students, throughout the course.

I am so grateful that Jess made the certificate available to the people of WA, as I am now living my dream and working as an equine sports massage therapist, with thanks to Equestricare for making this opportunity accessible.

I would highly recommended the course and workshops, to anyone interested in making their dreams come true or just expanding their equine knowledge."

Alyce Merton - WA Class of 2012 Alyce Merton