Christine Bates has a wealth of knowledge about the equestrian industry. She comes from a long line of horseman with her great-grandfather, grandparents, both parents and an uncle having all been raised with horses. She is a long-time equestrian who has ridden and shown horses for over 35 years and owned 7 horses during her career. She is trained in both huntseat and dressage, and has assisted for many years as a driving partner (navigator) in combined driving events. Professionally, Ms. Bates served as Equestrian Director of a Sleigh Rally for 4 years for the Waters' Farm in Sutton, MA with responsibility for planning, organizing, staffing, advertising and executing the event. She also was employed by a major equestrian products distributor, Dover Saddlery, as a customer representative for catalogue sales. Certified Equine Massage Therapist.
Equine Sports Massage Therapist
Midwest Natural Healing of Animals
Saddle Fitting & Placement
Causes of Pain
Hoof and Dental Issues
Building a Top Line
Under Saddle Balancing