We started in New York with a small team of equine sports massage therapists and specialized in rescues, schoolmasters, horses-in-transition, and horses with chronic conditions. 

Today, MEND.HORSE LLC offers a full menu of Equine Sports Therapy options for professional & amateur equine athletes. 
We operate in collaboration with a wider team of exceptional independent Equine Therapists. 
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Liz Douglas
Owner, C.E.S.M.T, BSc.

I have provided therapy/bodywork across many disciplines, including: FEI; USDF; USHJA; Graded Stakes; Breeders Cup; Derby/Oaks runners; USDF National Champions; & USEF Pony Final Champions. I also work with young horses for sales prep & development.

My horse background started in Chester Springs, PA where I apprenticed under Ginny Orr (TB Exercise Rider & Show Jumper).
I showed some, but preferred hacking about the countryside on my Chestnut TB, Roger (pic above). After a detour away from horses, I found myself back working with them as the Equine Care Specialist for a company with a variety of breeds. That experience allowed me to explore how bodywork and massage improved horse behavior and function. I got hooked on this work and started MEND.HORSE.

I learned various manual techniques and acquired multiple certifications. I then moved to Kentucky to obtain a degree in Equine Health & Rehabilitation. I have been fortunate to work with stellar athletes in barns throughout KY, FL, VA, and PA. I continue to take CE courses in equine musculoskeletal health.

I spend most of my free time with my OTTB. I worked on her as a foal and followed her development. When she sustained a career-ending condylar fracture, I took her home. Months and months of therapy, patience and retraining ensued. She is turning into an amazing mare and she teaches me even more than I care to learn! She is pictured here.  

Experience, Training, Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Orthobionomy: Julie O'Neil
  • Craniosacral Therapy: Upledger 
  • Myofascial Release: Rolley
  • Neuromuscular Technique
  • Foal, Weanling, & Yearling therapies
  • Symposium on Therapeutic Advances in Animal Rehabilitation: Equine Core Stability and Stifle Dysfunction
  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy: Trained at Spy Coast 
  • Equine Sports Therapist: Equine Therapy, 502, Inc.
  • Equine Therapy & Rehab Aide: Spy Coast Farm
  • Equine Therapy & Rehab: Brooker House Farm

*National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)

Member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

MEND.HORSE LLC operates in accordance with state and federal laws

We do not practice veterinary medicine

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