Kelly Snyder is an LMBT and Equine Functional Posture & Movement Specialist serving clients in much of Western NC. She is trained and certified in Structural Integration and Neuromuscular Therapy. She is also a professional saddle fitter who has been thoroughly trained by world-renowned, expert saddle-fitter and saddle designer, Ron Friedson of Pegasus Saddles.
For the past 10 years Kelly has been successfully using Structural Integration and Neuromuscular Therapy along with other massage and bodywork modalities to treat her clients’ abnormal compensatory postures*, myofascial trigger points, and overall knots, aches, and pains.
Poor posture, aka, *Abnormal Compensatory Posture (ACP) can be directly connected to poor movement. Reasons behind a horse developing an ACP are many, but can include:
poor saddle fit
certain riding and training techniques
improper use of certain riding and training techniques
Left untreated, these postural compensation patterns can lead to painful issues such as kissing spine, hunter’s bump and premature arthritis. It can also create other issues like impaired proprioception which can lead to tripping, and stress-related behavioral problems like rearing, bucking, biting and cribbing.
Kelly also incorporates proper saddle fitting and the implementation of certain non-interfering riding techniques to achieve her goal of bringing horses into balanced, optimal, pain-free movement.
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Apprenticeships are available for equine professionals looking to deepen their knowledge and skills. Must be 18, have an open mind, be willing to learn, have a valid driver’s license, and reliable transportation.
***Structural Bodywork and Massage are not a substitute for veterinary care! Please call your veterinarian if you feel your horse is ill or injured.***