I started my journey with ConTact C.A.R.E. in 2013 after being introduced to it through friends in the equine world. I completed numerous Foundation courses (both Human and Equine) with Dale Speedy (Founder) over several years.
In 2017, I completed the Human Practitioner courses and am currently practicing as a Student Practitioner. In 2020 I completed the Equine Practitioner courses and the final assessment and am now a fully qualified Equine Practitioner.
I come from a horsemanship background after taking on a 3yr old Off The Track Thoroughbred. After being out of horses for a very long time, this was most definitely a challenge. Through learning with two of NZ's most well respected horsemen, my horse Ace and I developed an amazing bond and trust over the 11 years we were together, building a connection that enabled us to play at liberty and to ride bridleless.
My empathy and ability to read a horse's body language enhances my treatments as I am able to build trust quickly. Even with the most skeptical and distrusting of horses.
A surprise for me, has been the way I have connected with dogs through ConTact CARE. I have not really considered myself to be a dog person - usually being quite nervous of dogs I don't know. However through my treatments, and the way dogs will just 'arrive' at my feet without invitation, I have become very comfortable around them, and have made some big changes to the comfort of many.
I am passionate about helping people and animals. It is a privilege to do so, and I take great pleasure in seeing the improvements and benefits each client receives through my treatments.