Katie Hawkins is the owner of Unbridled Equine LLC – an equine massage and rehabilitation business that focuses on professional treatment and exceptional care. Katie has a Bachelor or Science in Animal Science from University of Illinois and a Masters of Arts in Education from Dominican University. She is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist and FEI Permitted Equine Therapist with 25+ years horse experience. She is also a certified Equine Rehabilitation Therapist, and certified in RockTape Kinesiology taping, Acupressure, and Equine Trigger Point therapy.
Unbridled Equine was birthed from Katie’s own health issues, which gave her insight into the need for integrative health solutions for horses. Katie believes that every horse deserves to be “heard,” and through massage therapy, she can listen to where a horse is hurting, compensating, or struggling with tension, and work to relieve it so they can not only feel better, but perform to their best ability. Each massage she performs utilizes researched-based, holistic modalities to tailor the session to the evolving performance horse.
Katie is also a proud wife to her husband, Greg. Together they have two daughters, Quinn and Baylor. A lifelong equestrian and competitor, Katie enjoys competing as an amateur rider and shows in the Adult Jumper divisions.