I'm Katie Hawkins.
With 25+ years horse experience, I am a certified Animal Acupressure and Massage Therapist with accreditation from Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage—earning the title of certified Equine Therapeutic Massage Therapist (ETMT). I am also certified as a Permitted Equine Therapists for FEI level competitions.
Unbridled Equine was birthed from my own health issues, which gave insight into the need for integrative health solutions for horses. Each massage I perform utilizes researched-based, holistic modalities to tailor the session to the evolving performance horse. Muscles never lie and that's the reason equine massage gives owners, trainers and riders a deep understanding of the horse's physical health. One massage session shows areas of tension or weakness that might be causing training issues.
As a competitive show jumper myself, I have dedicated my work through Unbridled Equine to educating owners, riders, and other horse care professionals through hands-on and virtual platforms, and showing other equestrians the correlation between rider’s muscle limitations and their horse’s performance.