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Article supplied by Catherine Bird
DRM, Dip Aromatherapy, Dip Medical Herbalism, ESMT,
Dip Animal Herbal Medicine, EBW.
As published in The Pet Directory NSW & ACT Edition

Catherine had a strong desire to study natural therapies from a young age and after moving to Sydney from the north coast of NSW she was able to begin working full time with human massage and aromatherapy from the inner city suburbs of Sydney in 1990 while continuing with studies in herbalism.
When Catherine studied shiatsu in 1989 her teacher suggested trying it on horses but it wasn’t until 1993 that she followed this idea. With the assistance of a local riding school and a voluntary role with the NSW Mounted Police her journey began and she developed her own ideas then studied myofascial release and sports massage therapy in the United States in 1996. She completed animal herbal studies after a four-year mentor program with an animal herbalist in Tennessee USA in 2002. In 2004 she became a certified Equine Body Worker and a Professional Member of the International Equine Body Worker Association.

Since working with horses Catherine’s articles appear regularly in magazines worldwide. She has self-publishing her book Horse Scents, and A Healthy Horse the Natural Way was commissioned by New Holland Publishers. Her work has featured on Channel 9’s Animal Hospital since 1999. Her clients vary from thoroughbred foals right through all disciplines to include Olympic level competitors. Catherine believes in giving back to the sport that has supported her and has previously been the metropolitan area delegate to Dressage NSW.
Catherine loves to share her knowledge and her teaching takes her to the private sector, TAFE and overseas regularly.

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