About Us

Liz Douglas  (liz@mend.horse)  (KY, PA, FL)                 

I started as a child apprentice under Virginia Orr, a TB exercise rider and show jumper from South Africa.  Ginny taught me everything from the ground up at a small, private farm in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.  I showed a bit (h/j) but preferred hacking about the countryside on my Chestnut TB, Roger.  

I began practicing bodywork techniques as the Equine Care Specialist for a nonprofit in New York.  After witnessing the profound effects of therapy on horses in transition, I acquired extensive education and a formal degree in Equine Rehabilitation.  

Over the past few years, I have been extremely fortunate to work on a variety of horses, including sporthorses at Spy Coast Farm (as an Equine Therapy & Rehab Aide); OTTBs; FEI Warmbloods (Dressage/Hunters); Saddlebreds; Quarter Horses; Draft Horses; and even a World Champion Clydesdale.  

I also work on thoroughbred racehorses for Equine Therapy 502, Inc. which services teams at Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Turfway Park, Palm Beach Downs, Palm Meadows, Gulf Stream Park, Belmont Park, and Saratoga.

I'm so thankful for all the generous mentors and teachers I've encountered over the years.  I continue to study new techniques at every opportunity.  I am currently rehabbing my own baby OTTB who came to me with a condylar fracture in 2019.  She is teaching me even more than I care to learn ;)  That's her, in the picture above.   

  • Licensed Equine Therapist (KY, FL)
  • Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist*
  • BSc. Equine Rehabilitation/Health: Midway University (Summa Cum Laude)
  • BSc. Performance Studies: Northwestern University (Honors)   
  • TCM & Equine Acupressure: Tallgrass Animal Acupressure
  • Sports Massage: Jo-Ann Wilson, USA Eventing Team 
  • Orthobionomy: Julie O'Neil
  • Craniosacral Therapy: Upledger Institute
  • Myofascial Release & Craniosacral Therapy: Lumi Michelle Rolley
  • TCM, Equine Nutrition: Regan Golob
  • Reiki Level II 
  • Equine Core Stability and Stifle Dysfunction: Symposium on Therapeutic Advances in Animal Rehabilitation, 2015 
  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy: Trained at Spy Coast under Alicia Bradshaw

Vanessa Hudson (Long Island, Hamptons)    

Since I was younger, my biggest passion has been being around horses.  These animals have taught me so much about empathy, about showing up and about being real.  On the weekends, I teach therapeutic horseback riding for a non profit based in Long Island.  At this farm, children and adults come to learn, heal and grow.

  • BA., Towson University
  • CESMT, Equissage New England
  • Tallgrass Animal Acupressure: Equine Acupressure
  • TCM, Equine Nutrition: Regan Golob
  • Reiki Master

*Equissage is approved by the National Certification  Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)


Member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.

MEND operates in accordance with state and federal laws.

We do not practice veterinary medicine.  

MEND: align, balance, bring into line, calibrate, connect, fine-tune, fit, focus, improve, overhaul, polish, readjust, rehab, service, sharpen, square, tighten, troubleshoot, tune up