We combine anatomical science and functional balance in movement to present a safe, reliable program in order to achieve longevity throughout the sport.
Sound Wave Therapy
CHI PALM Sound Vitality
The CHI Palm delivers safe, ultra low sound wave frequencies that penetrate the deepest layers of the body's tissue to dissolve cellular trauma and speed up the natural healing process. Often used before or after a PEMF treatment, sound wave therapy can help to promote more clarity, and a calmer state of mind. It can also help to provide relief from chronic pain and stress while lowering emotional turbulence. This is particularly helpful for rehabilitation, rescue work, or specific cases of neglect where miscommunication with our equines leaves mental clarity a challenge to revamp.
Tara is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy for Humans. Since then she has incorporated practical hands on techniques with her vast knowledge of equine anatomy to formulate a blend that is ultimately unique. The Equisports massager, and the Sonic LX are two tools that help to stimulate soft tissue manipulation within the sore, aching muscles of the horse. Horse's who carry chronic fatigue mentally, physically, and emotionally can hold muscle memory patterns resulting in muscle atrophy and postural imbalance. Creating a new cycle of release patterns can change the course of the reconditioning process.
IASTM Myofascial Release
Using top grade Myobar tools to help in the process of releasing tight muscle fibers, and fascial layers throughout the body is a key ingredient in the overall health and wellbeing of each individual equine. Too often tight muscles will create blocks, or detours within the body's map of intended travel. This can detour the natural circulation and prolong healing, forcing the body to borrow from other areas. By using Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, it helps to speed up the process and get the body back to its natural state.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is specifically geared towards manipulating the muscles, fascia, and connective tissue to improve blood flow, and gain better mobility within the muscle. If a muscle is in spasm it is not getting the intended circulation or blood flow. This forces the body to pull from other areas which can sometimes lead to further injury, or tightness. When other modalities are performed first, it gives the superficial muscle layer time to elongate. Often the feeling of a guitar string, or speed bump felt under the surface layer of muscles can be alleviated and the trigger point can be worked out comfortably.
Equine Stability Sure Foot Pads
Sure Foot Pads help to develop Equine stability by allowing the horse to explore their own posture. By standing on the various pads the movement, confidence, and performance can assimilate together to teach awareness within the body. It promotes better learning, and exploration within the confines of what is normal everyday procedure for your horse's stability. Paired along with any other modality it opens the horse up to creating a peaceful, calm, atmosphere in order to learn.
Posture and Stretch Analysis
Pilates and Yoga for your equine companion. During most every session, Tara will incorporate the stretches, and postural changes needed in order for the horse to change specific parts of the body. Often owners will be given homework in this department so that the stretches can become part of the daily regimen just like a vigorous grooming session. Through years of work, and hundreds of horses, Tara has learned how horse's come to find themselves in a state of" fixable posture." By learning specific exercises geared towards the four sectors of the horse, owners can also learn how to incorporate the new changes into their routine through a system of stretches.
YL Aromatherapy Essential Oils
As a Young Living Affiliate, essential oils have become a staple in the vitality program. Through the seed to seal program, Young Living
offers oil infused, plant based products that are some of the most fragrant, enriched, usable oils on the market. Some favorites include Peppermint, Valor, Lavender, and much more. Thieves is also a favorite used to clean the Magnawave PEMF coils, and all other devices. It is a natural product with no harsh chemicals, and can even be used as a gentle spray to mist over the horse's coat to instill shine.
Our innovation is a commitment to a knowledgeable standard
to above all, be the voice for the horse.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is used for both humans, equines, and small animals. Sessions begin with a body assessment of each individual so a customized plan can be developed. Treatments may be split into 20-30 minute increments, or a full 50 min session.
By placing specific coils on the body, the machine generates an electric pulse targeting the cells of the body. Magnawave can penetrate up to 18 inches through tissue, organs, muscle, and bone. This allows the body to repair cells and recover more rapidly, leading to improvement in the overall health and wellbeing without side effects. PEMF can stimulate energy, improve circulation, and accelerate bone mending, as well as help to regenerate soft tissue.
As a certified Practitioner Tara operates two machines and is able to treat both horse and rider during one session. As a trainer with 20 years experience she brings an educated angle to how the muscles, tone, build, and develop during working phases of training. Magnawave helps her to get "under the hood" of your horse's vitality.
Talk to Tara about owning your own Magnawave Machine or renting a machine. She will be happy to provide you with useful information.
To see the Magnawave in action- check out the link below.
Red Light Therapy
I operate 3 red light modalities that I tie into treatments LZR Ultrabright, Photonic Health, and Mito Red Light.
Red Light therapy is an effective addition to PEMF therapy, or as a stand alone treatment. It is an excellent resource to accelerate the healing process for open lacerations or wounds as it helps to stimulate the mitochondria of the cells. This allows for the cells to regenerate more rapidly, repair themselves, and become more healthier. Red light can also help with inflammation in joints, and sore muscles and helps to diminish scarring.
Monthly Options Available
No matter what level the student is, the language between horses and rider will develop through a structured system.
Solid principles are based on classical techniques, intertwined with a modern twist. Students enjoy the partnership that is formed and gain confidence in knowing that they had a hand in helping it develop.
Equi-Tape is the first kinesiology tape designed specifically with your equine in mind. It has multiple benefits including pain relief, increased circulation, muscle relaxation, joint support and so much more. The practical protocols for taping procedures highlight particular muscle groups used in performance work, during an injury, when pain or inflammation is present, or even just for preventive measures. Tara learned through an in depth online course presented by Equi- Tape's premiere instructors. Since then, she has learned how to tie kinesiology taping and PEMF treatments together in order to help hold regeneration of cellular activity longer along tired or stiff areas of the body. Equi-Tape can also be used for riders as well.
The Longevity Program is a unique blend structured through Tara's watchful eye. It incorporates PEMF Therapy, body relaxation, and muscular transformation through a system based on influential training from the inside out. Combining Cavesson In-Hand work, and modern day modalities, the artistry meets the mending of the body to transform movement, balance, and the science of motion.
Sessions consist of 30 minute sessions of PEMF and bodywork followed by 20 minutes of Muscle Modification In Hand work using the Cavesson.
7 full days of Wellness at PS Vitality
Get a jump start on healing from the inside out.
$475.00 (owner supplies hay and grain for duration of stay)
* Magna Wave PEMF Therapy Sessions
* LZR or Photonic Health Red Light Therapy
* IASTM Massage Release Techniques
* Trigger Point Therapy
* Aromatherapy Oils
* Sure Foot Pads
* Posture and Stretch Analysis
**In Hand work daily in the combination cavesson learning the techniques of the muscle modification lunging system.
In Hand Combination Cavesson Lunge Training
Muscle Modification Lunging System
The foundation of the art of lunging using the combination cavesson of Tara’s design. Learn basic anatomy, proper fitting, beginning stages of releasing muscle groups. Working the line and establishing a connection and much more…
The second stage of learning the art of in-hand cavesson work continuing to build muscle groups by learning how to adjust posture and balance and increase range of motion.
Courses 3 & 4 COMING SOON!
Riding for All Disciplines
Technical Tactics Riding Program
Phase 1 & 2
Learn valuable techniques for any riding discipline and discover the “home seat” from the foot position, to the lower leg, to the seat and hip stability.
Phase 3 & 4
Learn the next sequence to better posture, balance, and mobility to learn to properly influence the horse. Create more awareness and get hands-on practice through the square exercise.
Phase 5 & 6 COMING SOON!
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I met Tara in the USA, as she attended a clinic I was conducting - I found Tara's passion for horses and skills with learning was very inspiring - Tara came to Australia, and stayed at our establishment to further her education and horsemanship.
As any horse person would say "you never stop learning" Tara then took on dressage, and knowledge of starting out on working the horse, and understanding the creation of making a partnership, that is supple, attentive and giving. Keeping in mind soundness, and education at the horses level of training, and fitness.
Tara and her abilities with horses, and desire to learn and improve always with the horse as her main concern - it was such a pleasure to have Tara with us in Australia, and wish her all the best in the future. We know it will always be with what she loves which is the horses.
Olympic coach in the
London 2012 paralympic games
a former trainer at the royal school in Spain.
You have a gift for expressing yourself in language, actions, teachings, and your gift in dealing with horses all combined together in one total package that makes you a person so many of us admire. You truly have discovered your inner gift.
Tara is an awesome riding instructor. I've taken lessons from many different instructors - even Olympic level people and didn't "get" some of the concepts until I started lessons with Tara. She has a gift for explaining things in terms that I could easily understand- not some nebulous concepts that left me confused. You won't be disappointed and your horse will thank you.
I feel grateful for the opportunity to train with you and have you train my horse. I know this winter was hard for many, but it was a blessing for me. You've taught me a lot, and I have so much to learn and assimilate. I look forward to understanding and utilizing more. Lark's body has changed, much to the astonishment of her saddle fitter. She is leaner, has a better topline, is learning to use her hind end better, has a steeper wither angle, and is learning to engage better. She's gone from a sluggish lesson horse to becoming the best horse she can be. I thank you with all my heart