I am convinced that every encounter between horses and humans is unique. Each interaction with the horse opens alternative pathways for new behavioral patterns affecting cognitive, emotional, physical and social well-being.
Since I was young I have been fascinated by horses. I learned horseback riding skills in Europe and Australia – as well as in my country of birth, the U.S.A. During my biology master studies, I engaged in scientific field observation studies of Przewalskii-horses during their reintroduction into the steppes and studied their natural behavior on a one to one basis. This knowledge flows into all my interactions with horses. I treat my therapy horses with respect and species appropriate care in order to ensure that they are content and well-balanced co-therapists.
My additional degree in physiotherapy enables me to connect with human beings. I continued to expand this connection by acquainting myself with the practice of body-based psychotherapy and link it to horses by successfully completing the qualifications for diplomas in equine-assisted therapy and hippotherapy.
Since I am also an instructor for future equine-assisted therapists and hippotherapists, I regularly attend conferences and engage in advanced training in order to keep up to date with the latest research developments. Naturally I also integrate this knowledge into my practice.
Offering equine-assisted interventions provides an ideal setting for me to share with you a passion for humans and horses. I look forward to helping and supporting you professionally with the aid of equine-assisted therapy and hippotherapy.
Master in Biology (University of Heidelberg)
State certified physiotherapist (Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Certified Equine-Assisted Therapist (IPTh, Germany)
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Certified Hippotherapist (IPTh, Germany)
My four-legged co-therapist is a delicate Egyptian Arabian mare named Ghazala. I have owned her since she was one year old. I personally trained her and taught her to become a highly competent therapy horse. She approaches all human beings with curiosity, patience and awareness.
We are located next door to Switzerland and Austria near the beautiful lake of Constance in the midst of fields and forests, yet just a short drive from the town centre of Constance