I’m Raina Marie a Certified Equine Massage Therapist and OTTB enthusiast specializing in sports massage and kinesiology. I pursued becoming a CEMT to understand equine anatomy and physiology on a professional level.
I’m a lifelong equestrian who first started riding and showing on the hunter/jumper circuit as a child in New England. I later went on to become a professional jockey. I’ve since retired and have over 20+ years of professional experience with racehorses. I’ve worked with Thoroughbreds from the cradle, through the gates and beyond. I have worked breaking 2 year old thoroughbreds on the farm, groomed, hot walked, galloped as an exercise rider, ridden races as a jockey, rehabilitated several horses (under veterinary guidance), conditioned, reschooled and rehomed many ex-racehorses.
I rehabilitated my first ex-racehorse in 1999, before OTTB was an acronym. I’m the co-founding writer and creator of the popular Ex-Racehorse Adoption blog which is hosted on the Emmy-winning companion website of equitrekking.com and founder of ottbacademy.com.
I'm Dedicated to Helping Horses Achieve Peak Condition and an Overall State of Well-Being By Utilizing Holistic Methods FIRST.
Since the horse is over 60% muscle, it is essential to properly develop and treat both the superficial and deep muscles and connective tissues in order for your horse to gain flexibility, improve range of motion and remain relatively sound.
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Learn why core exercises, stretches and massage therapy techniques are essential to improve range of motion for your horse.
Science has proven the holistic technique of massage therapy improves range of motion by releasing muscle tension.
Discover how to create a consistent plan with core exercises and massage therapy for your equine's success, health + development.
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