Moira Watson – 1 HOOF
Location: Manningford Abbots, UK
Moi’s love of polo, developed during a 30-year Army career, led her on a journey of finding a non-invasive way of rehabilitating the equine athlete; seeking a way to work with the horse as an active partner rather than a passive subject.
In 2018, having seen a body work demonstration, Moi attended a Masterson Method weekend seminar. Being dedicated to science-based evidence, Moi then spent a year understanding how the equine bodywork she had seen worked, and why. She attended anatomical dissections, equine biomechanics, saddle and bit fitting courses, numerous horse performance conferences, and has attended a whole horse dissection clinic with Sharon May Davis and equine kinetic myofascial lines courses with Rikke Schultz and Vibeke Elbrond.
Since giving the horse choice is a key tenet of Moi's approach, adding the Sure Foot Equine Stability Program to her toolbox of techniques became a priority since 2020, finally becoming a Practitioner in 2023.
Qualifications: MSc in Equine Behaviour, Training and Performance at Sparsholt College, University of Portsmouth in 2019. Masterson Method Certified Practitioner 2020. Equitation Science International Diploma (In Hand) instructor in 2021. Equine Craniosacral Certificate with Holistic Animal Studies in 2022. Sure Foot Practitioner 2023.