A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
I've spent time with horses since I was five years old. I rode until I was about 16 then took a hiatus from horses until about 4 years ago. It became very apparent that horses needed to continue to be part of my life.
In October of 2020, I was perusing the internet when I stumbled upon a big, beautiful, black Dutch Warmblood labeled "PRICE REDUCED." A former high-level dressage horse, Every Wish Granted, or Wish as I call him, moved through many different owners in a few short years and some undesirable behavior caused his most recent owner to put him up for sale. In a universal turn of events, and without any intention of even owning a horse at the time, Wish was essentially given to me a few days later.
With our first two years together came an overwhelming amount of emotional and physical ailments that Wish needed help to heal. This started me on my journey of learning about equine healing and bodywork modalities. This business is named after my sweet Wish and all that he has helped me discover.
I'm also a registered dietitian, freelance writer, and sustainable food systems professional. If you want to learn more about any of that, please visit christinamanian.com!
EXPERIENCE AND SERVICES
Over 15 years of experience handling horses
Student of Lauren Harmon of Instill Harmony
Certified Equine Therapeutic Massage Practitioner through Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage
Equine Visionary Craniosacral Training with Tracy Vroom; Certified Level 1
I offer 30 minute or 60 minute equine sessions that combine massage and craniosacral work.
I now also offer 15 minute movement sessions focused on rehabilitation and strengthening of the thoracic sling
15 min: $25.00|30 min: $50.00
60 min: $85.00
JUST FOR FUN
Another one of my passions is writing. Here are a few pieces that I have written about horses. Enjoy!
Healing is Possible
Here is a more in depth look at Wish and I's journey and some of the science behind different equine bodywork modalities.
What is the Best Way to Keep Horses in Domesticity?
An article discussing optimal living environments for horses.
Yes, Your Horse Really Can Be Barefoot
An opinion piece on the science behind barefoot hoof care.