Alissa Mayer

Alissa Mayer stands next to the back end of a brown horse in a stable with a sand floor.

Alissa is a Certified Equine Hanna Somatics® Educator, the CEO of Feel-Embodied™, the founder of the Association for Equine Hanna Somatics Education (AEHSE), and for the last 8 years is co-instructor of the Equine Hanna Somatics Professional Training & Certification Program at the Novato Institute with Eleanor Criswell, creator of Equine Hanna Somatics. Alissa is […]

Caroline Lindsay

A headshot photo of Caroline Lindsay in front of a dark brown horse.

Caroline is a UK-based Veterinary Physiotherapist, Master Saddle Fitting Consultant, clinical educator, and graduate sports therapist with 25 years of professional experience combining horse, saddle and rider manual and electrotherapy techniques with rehabilitative exercise programmes. She is currently a third-year PhD student focusing on rider, posture, pain, and performance. She has a special interest in evaluating and resolving asymmetry […]

Unpacking Posture – Part 1

A mustang in a static posture in a profile view.

Static Posture
In our pursuit to identify better methods for assessing equine health, posture is a fundamental characteristic that can reflect the horse’s overall well-being and performance. Understanding the causes and effects of poor posture provides valuable insights into the complex interplay between form and function.

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Animal Rehabilitation: A Specific Skill Set

Rehabilitation is a specialized field that requires a deep understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and pathology, as well as proficiency in various rehabilitation techniques and modalities. Without proper training, practitioners may lack the knowledge and skills necessary to accurately assess, diagnose, and treat animals with musculoskeletal or neurological issues. This can lead to suboptimal outcomes, exacerbation […]

New Textbook!

Book cover with bright colors and a horse with a hunter saddle rider

Dr. Haussler was in Naples, Florida last week to attend the 2nd Annual Symposium of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation® (ACVSMR), an organization that he helped to create in 2009. One of the week’s highlights was the official launch of a new equine rehabilitation textbook…

Animal Rehabilitation: A Specific Skill Set

Rehabilitation is a specialized field that requires a deep understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and pathology, as well as proficiency in various rehabilitation techniques and modalities. And a working knowledge of the specific demands of athletic disciplines, training and conditioning programs, and tack fit and use. Without proper training, practitioners…

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Becky Tenges

Becky braces herself while holding the bridal and tail of a horse during a rehab therapy session.

Becky grew up on an Arabian horse ranch, the daughter of a farrier. She earned a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of California – Davis. After a 20-year hiatus in investment banking, she returned to her involvement with horses, initially for the therapeutic benefit they provide to humans, and later for the therapeutic […]

Carrie Schlachter

Carrie holds the hips at the back of horse during a rehab therapy session.

Co-founder – Academy of Animal Sport Science (AASS) Dr. Carrie is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR). She serves on the College’s Examination Committee as well as the Scientific Review & Editorial Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She is a FEI official delegate in jumpers. Her […]

Arlene White

Arlene works with the leg of a horse during a rehab therapy session.

Founder – Animal Rehab Institute Arlene received her BSc degree in Physical Therapy from Florida A & M University (1998), and her MSc degree in Animal Studies (Animal Physiotherapy), under the coordination and directorship of Professor Catherine McGowan, from the University of Queensland in Australia (2007).  Her research was performed in collaboration with Dr. Hilary […]