Becky Kells – 2 HOOF
Equine Soft Injuries
Ph: 508 400 0040
Massachusetts and New England, including Florida November to April.
Becky Kells is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a BS in animal science and pre-veterinary studies. She is the author of Equine Soft Tissue Injuries, a practical guide for management of the injured horse. She is also a certified EST and a USDF certified Instructor through second level dressage. She also has worked in the saddle fitting industry. Becky has competed, instructed and trained horses in both New England and Florida. During her riding studies she trained with Sarah Geikie, Gerd Reuter, Felicitas Von Neuman Cosel, and multiple International trainers. Currently, she has developed a workshop that incorporates mindfulness, emotional intelligence and biomechanical theories, as well for both horse and rider. Although dressage is her passion, Becky works with all riders and disciplines guiding riders towards understanding the anatomical, physical and emotional relationships in riding. Balanced rider, balanced horse and correct understanding of concepts create a deeper relationship with the horse.
Julie Higgins - 2 HOOF
Leg Up Equine Massage
Serving Southern NH and Northern MA
Julie Higgins,CESMT, an avid equestrian of over 45 years, holds certifications in myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, trigger point therapy, red light therapy, and also utilizes Bemer PEMF therapy in her equine massage practice. Julie’s background focuses on the whole horse, understanding the biomechanics of horse and rider, causes of pain, hoof/dental issues, saddle fit/placement, and how to develop a horse’s topline correctly. She started integrating the SURE FOOT Pads with her own horses in early June 2020. After participating in a SURE FOOT Clinic with Wendy Murdoch in July 2020, Julie started to incorporate the Pads into some of the body work sessions with her clients. She quickly began to see how beneficial these pads are to achieve the best possible body work session. Julie currently offers the SURE FOOT Pads to clients both as a stand-alone practice, or in conjunction with other modalities based on the individual horses’ needs. For more information about services reach out to Julie at any of the contacts above.
Pam Pierce - 1 HOOF
Magic Touch E.M.T., LLC
Pam first became interested in helping horses back in 2007 when she had to retire her 6 year old paint horse due to issues related to his overuse as a youngster. She started taking Equine Massage and Energy courses through Sport Horse Massage in Wyoming and Nebraska. She began working with her own horses and helping friends with their horses. When one of these friends suggested that she start helping horses as a business, she went through the Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage and became a certified Equine Massage Therapist in 2010. As a result, her business, Magic Tough E.M.T., LLC (which has its own Facebook page), was born.
Pam has attended many Wendy Murdoch clinics at Last Resort Equestrian Center over the last 7 years. She bought the prototype pads from Wendy when they were available and started incorporating them into her equine massage therapy sessions. When Wendy offered the SURE FOOT practitioner clinic in the summer of 2019 at Last Resort, Pam took the opportunity to attend the clinic and added the new set of pads to her tool box. She has learned so much throughout the 10+ years of practicing equine massage and attending Wendy Murdoch clinics. She is grateful for every new experience and learning opportunity that allows her to continue to offer relief to equines and their partners.
Sue Smith – 1 HOOF
Cedarline equine Services
Phone: +1 717-451-4726
New Oxford, Pennsylvania USA
Sue Smith is Certified Equine Massage Therapist and Certified PEMF Practitioner in southern Pennsylvania. A lifelong horseman and graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she has earned her USDF Bronze Medal while focusing on classical Dressage. Growing up with off-track thoroughbreds, Sue dedicates much of her time volunteering for various non-profit boards devoted to Thoroughbred Aftercare. Currently, she maintains the role of Executive Director for CANTER PA and Vice Chair for the Retired Racehorse Project, two organizations active in both the sport and racing industries. While rehabilitating her personal horses, Sue realized the important role of complementary modalities, like SURE FOOT, for improving soundness and impacting overall performance. She is currently working on her Masterson Method Certification and is hoping to use her bodywork background in conjunction with SURE FOOT pads to help her clients achieve their goals and improve their relationship with their horses.
Wendy Murdoch - 4 Hoof+
Post Office Box 488
Washington VA 22747 USA
Office: (540) 675-2285
Wendy Murdoch created the SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program in May 2012. A simple experiment, timed for 15 seconds has changed her life from that of a full time riding instructor and an International Clinician to developing, teaching, training horse owners and other Equine Professionals how to make horses happy with SURE FOOT.
Wendy holds a Masters Degree in Equine Reproductive Physiology. Her training in the scientific method keeps her looking for answers into why and how SURE FOOT can make such profound changes in horses in minutes. Her company, The Murdoch Method, LLC developed horse durable SURE FOOT pads that would stand up the weight and demands of the horse's hoof. Together with her partner, Bradley Schneider, an engineer, they have created the SURE FOOT Equine Products. Together they continue to explore and expand ways to take the benefits of SURE FOOT Equine Pads into other venues. Stay tuned for more exciting developments!