Self employed remedial equine massage therapist Sherri Davis kindly took the time to answer some questions about her work and her business Equisynergy.
How much of your day/week is related to horses?
I would currently spend approximately 40 hours a week between working with horses and studying horses. Due to study I would say my current workload is part time. I travel quite a bit as I am mobile which also makes me a versatile option for horse owners.
What is it exactly that you do?
I am a remedial equine massage therapist.
In this field of work, is it possible to be a full time professional and earning a liveable income?
I am self employed with my business Equisynergy. Self promotion has built up my business.
What are the general steps taken to be employed in such a role?
As a remedial equine massage therapist, I graduated in 2012 with the Diploma of Remedial Equine Massage Therapy. I am currently in my final year of Equine Science and also studying Vet Tech at Charles Sturt University.
Favourite horse memory?
Gosh i have so many favourite memories but I would have to say fast working our standardbred horses with dad on our property when i was a teenager. Such a thrill, especially when i got my trainers/drivers licence at age 16.
Future goals are to incorporate rehab and mobile vet nursing in with my massage, hence all my studies. I would love to be able to treat horses holistically including nutrition and wound care.
Best thing about your sport/profession?
Seeing a difference in the way a horse moves after treatment. Also the response whilst massaging; they are very demonstrative about letting you know when it feels good!
“Employers are like horses — they require management.” ― P.G. Wodehouse