Equine Athletic Trainer
Melissa Gibson was not born in a stable … but almost! Her life began in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin where she spent her earliest years as the oldest child in a family of horsemen at the world famous Heritage Hills Arabian Farm. Every aspect of the horse industry, from broodmare management, foal handling, training and showing, has touched her personal and career lives and influenced her ideals. She attended the University of Colorado and then graduated with Recognition from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, where she developed, created and managed their Equine Volunteer Program. Her internship at the Littleton Equine Medical Center included priceless time assisting Dr. G. Marvin Beeman (“Form to Function”) and Dr. Terri D. Swanson. At the Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic in Wisconsin she worked as a large animal technician, while continuing to hone her skills as an Equine Bodywork specialist.
“As an Equine Veterinary Technician, I spent four years assisting a veterinarian who practices VSMT (Vertebral Spinal Manipulation Therapy),” says Melissa. “As my Equine Bodywork practice increased I began working full time in this gratifying profession. On a personal note, I enjoy riding Dressage and will soon earn my Bronze medal. Dressage has taught me a great deal about proper Equine movement and balance. I also enjoy Quarter horses and Reining, as well as a good, old-fashioned trail ride. I grew up with Arabian show and breeding horses so they are my first love, but enjoying a good horse doing the job it was bred and trained for has become my greatest pleasure!”
Adding new modalities and taking optimum care of each of her equine clients keeps Melissa Gibson busy year around throughout North America. Note: Equine Bodywork includes a combination of modalities that are a complement to Western medicine. They are not meant to be a replacement or a substitute for veterinary care.
“A Fully Insured Equine Bodywork Provider”
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