About Me

Hi! I’m Christine. I started horse riding at a young age and began working in a local riding school as a teenager. My passion has always been horses, and as I’ve learnt more about them I have developed a passion for helping them use their body effectively and efficiently. This led me to studying many qualifications over the years, to develop my knowledge & skills as an equine therapist.

I am an experienced and qualified human & equine remedial massage therapist. I firmly believe that learning about the human & equine body never stops and so amongst other qualifications I am also currently studying to become a human osteopath.

I have extensive experience working with horses, including roles in Australia and the UK as a sport development officer for an equestrian organisation, riding coach, equine instructor/assessor at an agricultural college, equine course manager/lecturer at a university, and education officer for the RSPCA.

My Qualifications & Affiliations

I am constantly improving and updating my knowledge & skills through attending workshops, clinics and courses. I am passionate about improving standards of bodywork available to horse owners within Australia and have joined the Equine Therapies Association of Australia both as a member and as part of the committee. In January 2019 I was elected as President of the association and served in that role for two years. In 2021, I stepped down as President due to other commitments however I remain on the committee in the role of Membership Officer.

Having owned horses for many years, I understand the requirements of multiple disciplines within equestrian sport, fitness and training schedules and the importance of maintaining your horses peak physical and mental condition whether you are riding for pleasure or at an elite level. I launched Equine Muscle Matters in 2016 and am based in Greenbank, just outside of Brisbane.

My Equine Qualifications & Affiliations

  • BSc (hons) Equine Science
  • Post Graduate Certificate Equine Science
  • Equinology Equine Body Worker
  • Certified Equitape practitioner
  • Certificate in Photonic Red Light Therapy
  • Certificate in Animal Dry Needling
  • British Horse Society BHSAI (equivalent to EA Level 1 General Coach)
  • Member of the Equine Therapies Association of Australia
  • Plus attendance at many workshops & seminars

My Human Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Rocktape level 1
  • Current Osteopathy student at Southern Cross University
  • Member of the Association of Massage Therapists
  • Plus attendance at many workshops & seminars