Reducing injury & improving performance, one stride at a time.

Like every other horse girl, my whole life has always been about horses. Starting at 5 years old, I took every lesson I could get my hands on and begged my parents for a pony. To this day, I still think of that ornery little pony that started this journey of horsewoman-ship.

From the day I got Jellybean, everything was all about horses. Not only did I ride every day, but I spent hours at the barn learning everything I could. I rode all sorts of disciplines, mucked stalls, helped kids learn to ride, and any other job that allowed me to be around horses.

In college, I studied Animal Science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with the hopes of learning everything I could to work with these animals. Nutrition, anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics..the list goes on! I was obsessed with learning how everything worked so I knew exactly how to solve problems in horses. 

We’re here to help your horse succeed through a practical and holistic approach.

We all know that your competition horse needs some kind of work to get them feeling good again. What I found, though, is that we all want it fixed as soon as possible. Or, we choose to call up our favorite acupuncturist or chiropractor as soon as the horse starts showing discomfort. This method works, but it probably isn’t the best. That’s why One Stride was born – to help you and your athlete maintain your level of performance through a preventative manner.

 I noticed a stark difference when my horse would get massaged regularly. She was more relaxed, comfortable to work, and was rarely resistant to go into frame. Plus, it’s absolutely worthwhile to see her immediately fall asleep when she’s getting a massage. My goal is to that same sense of relaxation and calmness for each and every horse.

Enough about the business, let’s hear about the horses! I own a Hanoverian Thoroughbred named Raven for about 10 years now. We used to compete in 3 Day, but we’ve since dedicated our time (reluctantly) to rehab as of late. My hope is to keep riding and just do what she’s able. My experience with rehabilitating an injury helped me make my choice to become a certified equine sports massage therapist. I honestly couldn’t believe how much massage helped Raven, even during stall rest!

When I’m not busy riding horses or massaging their aches away, I’m busy backpacking Desolation Wilderness or trying any new recipe I can get my hands on. If you have a great recipe for some peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, let me know!