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Profile On: Susan Hamilton, Animal Therapist

Susan was kind enough recently to answer some questions about her career at Susan Hamilton’s Animal Therapy.

Susan with Her Horse Tess in the 90s

How much of your day/week is related to horses?
I attempt to spend 6 – 8 hours a week with my horse. That is difficult to do.  When I can, I also volunteer at a rescue to work on their horses. I also volunteer at a local Greyhound Rescue.

What is it exactly that you do?
I use acupressure and energy work as well as some stretches etc. to work on animals.  I can also test for potential problems such as thyroid, or parasite issues.

In this field of work, is it possible to be a full time professional and earning a liveable income?
Yes it is possible to make a good living at this. I am on my way but not there yet.

What are the general steps taken to be employed in such a role?
I spent 2 years completing the Communication with All Life University’s mastery animal communication program and nutritional classes.  I also completed a “Where Have All the Horsemen Gone” with Dr. Regan Golob who does a lot of work with animals and people… He has amazing knowledge – I would love to spend a month or so with him.

Susan on ‘Mustang Brandy’, a 1977 BLM Horse she Gentled to Ride – on of her First Rides!

Favourite horse memory?
Being in the parade in Fall City, riding down Main Street
Winning a blue ribbon in a hunter class…
In general having fun “playing” with my horse

Future goals?
Building up my business

Best thing about your sport/profession?
I love working with animals, helping them to be healthy and happy.  I don’t have a boss!!

“A well trained horse isn’t less exciting than a wild one.” – Author unknown

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