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 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, bodywork certifications, and a formal degree in Equine Rehabilitation. 

I have since worked with teams in Florida, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania, including: FEI; USDF; USHJA; Graded Stakes; Breeders Cup; & Derby/Oaks runners. 

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.   

Experience/Training: 

  • Licensed Equine Therapist (KY, FL)
  • Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist*
  • BSc. Equine Rehab 
    • Midway University (Summa Cum Laude)
  • BSc. Performance Studies 
    • Northwestern University (Honors)   
  • TCM & Equine Acupressure
    • Tallgrass Animal Acupressure
  • Equine Sports Massage
    • Jo-Ann Wilson (USA Eventing)
  • Orthobionomy: Julie O'Neil
  • Craniosacral Therapy: Upledger 
  • Myofascial Release (Rolley)
  • Equine Core Stability and Stifle Dysfunction: Symposium on Therapeutic Advances in Animal Rehabilitation, 2015 
  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy: Trained at Spy Coast 
  • Equine Sports Therapist, Equine Therapy, 502, Inc.
  • Equine Therapy & Rehab Aide, Spy Coast Farm

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.

Experience/Training:

  • BA., Towson University
  • CESMT, Equissage New England
  • Tallgrass Animal Acupressure: Equine Acupressure
  • TCM, Equine Nutrition: Regan Golob
  • Reiki Master
  • Pal-O-Mine instructor & equine bodyworker
  • MORE ABOUT VANESSA


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

http://www.equissage-ne-ny.com/


Member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.


MEND operates in accordance with state and federal laws.


We do not practice veterinary medicine.  




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