“”After just one treatment the swelling in his leg was reduced and Zion was back to his old self…”"

My name is Sandy Goard and I live in Sixpenny Handley, between Blandford and Salisbury. I cover the Dorset, Wiltshire, and Hampshire region.

I am fully insured and a member of  the International Association of Animal Therapists and RAMP, the Professional Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners. I hold a post-graduate diploma from the College of Animal Physiotherapy achieved following 3 years of study and a level 3 diploma in small animal hydrotherapy.

I am the in-house physiotherapist at Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic as well as working with numerous other vets throughout the area.

Being an  experienced BHS instructor, owner and competitor gives me additional perspectives into injury healing, rehabilitation and performance. I am also a lifetime member of the TTT where I have spent many hours training with and observing the wonderful instructors that teach there. My other interests include yoga and the Alexander technique. These have helped give me an understanding of how important as riders, our own strength, fitness and body awareness is and how it affects our horses’ way of going.

I believe we are always learning especially when it comes to our animals! So I regularly  attend lectures, demonstrations and CPD days to further my knowledge and remain up to date with the latest research.

Keeping an animal healthy, fit and sound needs an holistic approach. For horses this includes input from your vet, farrier, saddler and dentist. With good nutrition and training as well as physiotherapeutic treatment these elements all come together to help our animals be pain-free and perform to their full potential.


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