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.  In addition to independent clients, I have been extremely fortunate to work on sporthorses at SpyCoast Farm (therapy aide), and on thoroughbreds for Equine Therapy 502, Inc.  I love this work and I'm so thankful for all the generous mentors and teachers I've encountered over the years.  I continue to study and learn at every opportunity.  I am currently rehabbing my own baby OTTB who 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

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