Trep's Circle

Do you want to learn how to help your horse perform at their best?

Trep's Circle helps you become a more educated horse person about equine biomechanics, exercise programs, and riding for soundness.  The tools you learn in the Trep's Circle will help your horse move, feel, and perform better. 




Let me help you better understand how your horse's body works and how to help them achieve peak performance.  Trep's Circle will help you look at your horse in a more functional way and keep you up-to-date on the latest research related to biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness and soundness management. 




Trep's Circle has monthly training sessions focused on teaching you the "why" behind training and caring for horses. 

In Trep's Circle, you'll learn about:

  • Equine biomechanics and how a horse uses his body to generate force and stay balanced.  This helps you be a more effective rider. 

  • Exercise physiology and how a horse gets fit.  This will help you design effective programs for your sport and minimize the risk of injury. 

  • Riding for soundness and key signs that your horse is feeling good and handling his workload well.

  • Modalities, such as lasers, PEMF, ice, acupuncture, and others.  How do these tools help your horse recover from a hard workout and stay sound?

  • Aquatic therapy, such as underwater treadmills and swimming.  Learn what is happening to your horse with these exercise programs and how to include them in your fitness program. 

  • Exercise prescriptions designed to strengthen the core and stifles, two areas that are critical to a horse's long term soundness. 

  • Using physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage programs to help your horse perform at his best. 

  • Common conformation faults that can impact soundness, and how to modify your training programs to decrease risk of injury. 

  • And many more topics will be added to this list!                                                       

How does Trep's Circle work?

  • Each month there will be a training, typically on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  You can jump onto the Zoom call and listen live and ask questions in real time. 

  • Each training session will be added to the library so you can also listen when convenient.  If you have questions you can always email Shelley. 

  • The training library will grow over time.  When you join you get access to the entire training database, not just the monthly content.  You can search for topics as needed which is really helpful when a situation comes up with your horse. 


  • Trep's Circle members also get access to workshops. These are more intensive classes that deep dive into various topics. Shelley runs 2-3 workshops per year and they are included in your membership. 



Who is this class for? 

This class is for horse people at all levels who want to care for their horses and help them to effectively do their job.  Whether you trail ride, are aiming to ride Grid Prix at Wellington, run in the American Eventing Championships, or finish the Tevis cup race, you'll learn useful information and how to apply it to your training program. 

  • 2021 Schedule

    January: Create a Training Plan for your Horse


    February: Best Strategies for Equine Stretches 


    March: The Equine Eye


    April: How to Assess Saddle Fit


    May: Equine Nutrition 101


    June: How to Help Your Horse Heal


    July: Joint Supplement Research Review


    August: Action and Effects of Bits


    September: The Hock


    October: Equine Body Work: How is it Helping

    Your Horse and When Should it be Used


    November: Dentistry 101: The Equine Mouth


    December: The Science of Arena Footing


    Listen live or grab the recording in the membership library.



Trep's Circle members also have access to the Equine Workshops. These are in-depth classes Shelley runs 2-3 times per year about topics related to equine performance and riding for soundness. Currently when you join the Inner Circle you will also receive:

  • Equine Fitness Workshop, a 3-session workshop about how to get your horse fit safely and effectively. This course originally ran in May, 2020.
  • Equine Biomechanics Workshop, a 4-session workshop that runs November 16 - December 7th. This workshop focuses on teaching you how your horse moves and how you can use that information to improve your training program.
  • Future classes in 2021 include equine bodywork, how tack impacts horses, and a deep dive into the hoof.

How is the Content Delivered? 

Each month there will be a "Teach Me Tuesday" (usually the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of the month).  Join this zoom call to listen to the monthly training and ask your questions.  If you can't make it, don't worry.  The sessions are recorded and added to the member library for you to access anytime. 


The workshops are also available in the membership portal. You can join them live when they are launched, or listen later at your convenience.

What can you learn by joining Trep's Circle? 

  • Learn current concepts in equine physiotherapy, biomechanics, and fitness.

  • Stay up-to-date on new research and studies so you can make informed decisions about how best to help  your horse move, feel, and perform better. 

  • Gain access to the growing library of topics.  Trainings will be added monthly to the membership site. You can join live (via Zoom) and get your questions answered or listen to the recording later.  You can get help and guidance when you need it. 







About the Presenter

Meet Shelley

Hi! I'm excited to work with you!  Let me introduce myself.


I"m a physical therapist and rider.  I own a company called Intrepid Wellness where I help horses and riders be better athletes.  I'm passionate about helping riders learn about injury prevention, rehabilitation, and ways to help their horse reach peak performance.


I graduated from the Mayo Clinic in 1999 with a Master's in Physical Therapy and have worked for over 20 years with people who have orthopedic and neurological injuries.  I also received additional training to work with horses and am a Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner from the University of Tennessee and a Permitted Equine Therapist for FEI events.


One common thing I see in my practice with both horses and humans is that many injuries are caused by lack of proper understanding about movement and fitness.  All horses need to be prepared to do their job.  I think we could help our horses feel better, perform at their peak, and last longer by creating thoughtful training programs. 


I've ridden horses all my life, in eventing, show jumping and dressage.  I did a bit of Western as a kid and my memory of riding "Lucky," a highly trained cutting horse, still makes me smile!  My current horse is named Pangloss, an 8-year old Thoroughbred.  We're working on moving up the levels in eventing,  COVID permitting and all!


Trep's circle is named after my horse, whose name was Intrepid (aka Trep). He's passed on now, but it was with him that I learned so much about horsemanship, equine rehab, riding for health and soundness, and the power of prevention. I named this circle after him to honor all he taught me.






My goal is to give you a ton of value for very little money.  I'm passionate about helping riders learn how to help horses move, feel, and perform better.


You can choose between a monthly or annual subscription and can easily cancel anytime.


Yearly:  $99.90 annually with two months free, 30 day money back guarantee

Monthly: $9.99 monthly, 30 day money back guarantee


The monthly trainings in Trep's Circle will give you tools to improve your training plans, fitness program, and horse management. I hope to see you there!