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.