BE MOVED

WE ARE A PHYSICAL THERAPY TEAM THAT STRIVES TO CREATE A MORE FUNCTIONAL WAY FOR THE HORSE AND RIDER TO WORK TOGETHER IN HARMONY.

 

WORKING WITH HORSE & RIDER

FROM TRAINING AT HOME, TO CLINICS AND HORSE SHOWS, WE HELP YOU & YOUR HORSE PERFORM AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME. OUR COMPREHENSIVE HORSE AND RIDER FITNESS TRAINING GIVES OUR CLIENTS A COMPETITIVE EDGE. 

ONE-ON-ONE TRAINING

CLINICS

COMPETITIONS

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

"After riding the FEI levels for eight years, and receiving my gold medal two years ago, I thought I'd reached my limit. I started working with Stephanie & Jodi about a year ago, and the results were amazing to say the least.  Stephanie's work on my body, and Jodi's work on my horses together brought my riding and relationship with my horses to an amazing level. I just completed an I1 musical freestyle on my 20-year-old Grand Prix horse, and it's these two amazing people that made that beautiful, harmonious dance possible - a dance that I will never forget."

- Karen Snyder, amateur Grand Prix dressage rider

 

WHO WE ARE

STEPHANIE SEHEULT, BS, DPT, USEF Certified Physical Therapist

Stephanie has had a love for horses basically her entire life.  She remembers standing at the fence in elementary school and staring across the street at a horse ranch where the horses would run free in the pasture.  Shortly after that she begged her parents for riding lessons and was completely hooked.   She and her sister used to ride together on their parent's avocado ranch, and sneak across the hill to watch ranchers work their cattle.  "I have always loved the relationship between horse and rider, and have always been in awe of the grace and strength of a horse's movement".  Stephanie continued her riding through high school and went off to college where she got less riding in and missed it!

Stephanie started college as an undecided major but soon switched to a fitness major because of her love for working out and  sports.  Soon into her second year a school counselor approached her and asked her if she could do more.  Long story short she decided she could.   She finished her undergraduate work for pre physical therapy by the next year and got accepted to Loma Linda University Physical Therapy school.  In 2008 Stephanie graduated with a degree of Bachelor's of Science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  "I can't imagine doing anything else, I love my career choice so much."

 

Stephanie attended the USEF HSSM clinic  in October 2017. It was given by Andy Thomas in Gladstone, NJ at our USEF headquarters.  Stephanie is now a part of a small group of physical therapist recognized by the USEF to treat equestrian athletes!

"My hope is to be able to help riders of any level or ability improve their body awareness, balance and strength. I want to make the best team they possibly could be with their horse and to achieve their goals both on and off their beloved companions!"

JODI HEASTON,
LMT, CEBW

Jodi Heaston may not have been a horse-crazy-mylittlepony kinda girl growing up, but she was a dancer and has loved movement in all forms since a very young age.  “Watching horses move, play, compete and just generally express themselves through movement is my passion.  I could do it all day and always be in awe of how horses move,” says Jodi.

 

A multiple horse owner (including her own OTTBs) and rider for fifteen years, Jodi began pursuing a career in the equine industry in 2008 with a focus on improving movement and general well-being through body work and other modalities. She graduated with honors with a degree in Exercise Physiology from UCLA in 2015 and combines her education in conditioning principles with the Equinology method of body work.   Jodi has done externship studies in biomechanics with Dr. Hillary Clayton and continued course work in Equine Exercise Physiology. Licensed by the California Horse Racing Board, Jodi works at local racetracks including Santa Anita.

 

As a dressage rider, Jodi understands the repetitive demands of the dressage horse.  She has scribed for several Olympic and international level dressage judges including two FEI World Cups. Two rescue groups close to her heart are Polo Pony Rescue and CANTER CA where she donates her services to horses in need.   

 

“I fall in love with every horse and his potential. When an owner lights up and tells me ‘I have my horse back…’ that just inspires me to learn more and work harder to make it better for the next one. And when a horse says thank you…well, that’s why I get up in the morning.” 

our partnership

We met just over a year ago and from day one, we knew we were like-minded individuals who wanted to bring a more sports medicine and functional therapy based approach to the horse and rider team.

We are both self-confessed movement geeks.  We are women who followed our love for horses to careers where we share our collective talents and education with horse and rider partnerships.

We are driven to see our clients succeed and sustain health in all their equestrian endeavors

In Harmony-

Stephanie and Jodi

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 11, 2018

Functional Equestrian Therapy Clinic; Lucia Rapalyea Dressage at Shadow Ridge Equestrian Center

We are excited for our first Shadow Ridge Equestrian Center Clinic! 

May 26, 2018

Dressage at Flintridge - Flintridge Riding Club

We're headed to Flintridge for the Memorial Day weekend show.  Hope to see you there!

June 24, 2018

Functional Equestrian Therapy Clinic; Emily Covington Dressage at McTalley Manor Warmbloods

We are excited for our first clinic with Emily Covington Dressage!

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