My interest in horses began at the age of 9 when we were lucky enough to get our first pony. This started a lifelong interest in horses that went beyond riding and into my professional career. I learned to ride at Four Seasons Farm, in Readington NJ. I was active in the Somerset County 4-H programs and at one point, was president of my club. This was a great way to learn how to take care of the horse, about the diversity of equine interests, while also having fun and being competitive.
After high school, I had to sell my horse. But I worked summers and during school at the University of Virginia, in order to be able to ride for one year on the Virginia riding team which was located at The Barracks Farm in Charlottesville, VA. This was a wonderful year to learn while riding more horses than I could ever count. It was great experience for my future career evaluating the comfort of the horse. Soon after college, I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, where I half leased a friend’s horse, and continued riding. It was here that my career in adjusting animals began after the cat that I had rescued was hit by a car and sustained multiple pelvic injuries. After an incomplete recovery, I started adjusting him. His incontinence resolved quickly, peaking my interest in learning how to help the animals with the skills I had learned on humans in my four years of chiropractic school. This interest has never waned, and to this day, I do not miss any opportunity to learn something new. I have enjoyed practicing animal chiropractic since 1993. It has been an enjoyable journey, and practicing complementary medicine on horses continues to amaze me every day. There is so much we can learn from a horse.