equine massage benefits all breeds and equestrian disciplines

About Me
Saddle Fitting


Rider’s Edge Integrated Equine Bodywork offers one of the most comprehensive arrays of soft tissue modalities available for horses today. I blend the different therapies I am trained in to achieve the best results for your horse's health by keeping his body balanced and in optimum working condition.

Each session is tailored to meet your horse's individual needs. I begin every visit with an observation of your horse in hand at the walk and trot. After the bodywork is complete, the horse is re-evaluated for any remanding issues. You will receive a written report of the session. Follow-up appointments are made based on the findings. You may also request a copy of my notes be sent to your veterinarian.

I am happy to work with everyone on the horse’s wellness team including your trainer, veterinarian, farrier, saddle fitter, equine dentist, nutritionist, chiropractor, acupuncturist and any other caregiver whose input is necessary. This will ensure that your horse is receiving the best care possible.

Available Services
Initial Evaluation and Bodywork Session - $125
This includes both a static and dynamic evaluation of your horse in-hand (and under saddle if needed). A complete bodywork session follows. Please allot 2-3 hours for this appointment.
Maintenance Bodywork Session - $125
A regular session takes 1-2 hours depending on the horse. Once your horse and I have gotten to know each other, I can focus on the areas that need the most work.
Pre Purchase Exam Massage (please call for quote)
You want your horse moving as freely as possible for prospective buyers and the vet check. This work a few days before the pre-purchase exam could mean an improvement in movement evaluation, flexion, attitude, and stamina.
Rehabilitation Bodywork (please call for quote)
This is specifically for horses recovering from an injury and must be requested by a veterinarian. Horses that are injured 'protect' the damaged area by compensating with different which increases the load on surrounding muscles which often creates new problems. It is vital to your horse’s full recovery that restricted tissues are broken up and balanced is restored.
Available Services For Regular Clients
Pre-Event Work
The pre-event work warms and loosens muscles by increasing blood flow and helping to ease any muscle tension. Increased oxygenation leads to enhanced performance and shorter recuperation time.
Post-Event Massage
During an event, a horse may have pushed his muscles to the limit. The post event massage helps reduce soreness and speed up recovery.
-Rider’s Edge is located in Los Angeles County, California and travels to surrounding areas.

-I accept Cash, Checks, and Paypal
-Please give at least a 24 hour notice if you are unable to keep your appointment.
Gift Certificates also available. Makes a great gift for any occasion!

When you suspect your horse has a problem it is always best to discuss your horse's health with your veterinarian first. Bodywork does not take the place of veterinarian care.
Rider’s Edge does not diagnose injury or prescribe medications for your horse.

Equine sports massage therapy is not a substitute for veterinary care.
Gwen Bernardo, Rider's Edge Integrated Equine Bodywork //
Cellphone: 415-505-7337
Serving the Los Angeles and Bay Areas
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