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Liz Douglas
Owner;  C.E.S.M.T;  BSc.;  Licensed Equine Therapist;  FEI Permitted Equine Therapist

I have provided therapy/bodywork for a variety of equine athletes, including: FEI (jumpers & dressage); USEA; 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 as an apprentice under Ginny Orr (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 once again working with them as the Equine Care Specialist for a Therapeutic Riding Organization. This position presented me with a variety of breeds displaying confounding "issues".  My insatiable quest to help the horses thrive led me to various exercise & therapy strategies. Then a friend suggested that I take an equine sports massage course. I was reluctant. I thought it sounded superficial-- silly, even--and I wanted to do real work.

Well, that class was a game changer. I loved learning about muscles, anatomy and biomechanics. I combined physical therapy methods with massage, and horses improved. They behaved better and worked better. I spent the next few years experimenting with techniques. Out of necessity, I customized a program and referred to it as "movement sculpting".

I attended additional equine therapy workshops and eventually started MEND Equine Massage & Bodywork. But I felt like I needed more education, so I moved to Kentucky to obtain a University degree in Equine Health & Rehabilitation. After graduating, I trained under vets, managers, and therapists and worked for others until I felt confident enough to become independent. I then created MEND.HORSE LLC.

I have been fortunate to work with stellar athletes in barns throughout the country. I am absolutely in love with this work and my clients. I feel like there is always more to learn so I am constantly taking new courses in equine musculoskeletal health.

I spend most of my free time with my OTTB. I worked with her as a foal and followed her brief racing career. When she sustained a career-ending condylar fracture, I took her home. Months of therapy, patience and retraining ensued. She is an amazing mare and she teaches me even more than I'd like at times!  She is pictured above.  


  • FEI Permitted Equine Therapist
  • Licensed Equine Therapist KHRC Thoroughbred Racing 
  • Licensed Equine Therapist KHRC Standardbred Racing
  • Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist*
  • BSc. Equine Health & Rehabilitation, Midway University (Summa Cum Laude)
  • BSc. Northwestern University 
  • Member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

Employment History

  • Equine Sports Therapist: Equine Therapy, 502, Inc.
  • Equine Therapy/Rehab Aide: Spy Coast Farm
  • Equine Therapy & Rehab: Brooker House Farm


  • TCM & Equine Acupressure: 
    • Tallgrass Animal Acupressure
    • Midway University
  • Equine Sports Massage:
    • Jo-Ann Wilson
    • Equissage New England*
    • Midway University
  • Orthobionomy:
    • Julie O'Neil
  • Craniosacral Therapy:
    • Upledger Institute
  • Myofascial Release: 
    • Rolley
    • Midway University
  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy:
    • Trained at Spy Coast 
  • Cold LASER:
    • Trained at Midway U.
    • Trained at Spy Coast
  • Symposium on Therapeutic Advances in Animal Rehabilitation:
    • Equine Core Stability & Stifle Dysfunction
  • Neuromuscular Technique
    • Neil Asher
  • Foals, Weanlings & Yearlings

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

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

We do not practice veterinary medicine.

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