I have been riding and competing horses for more than 35 years. I have competed in western pleasure, hunters and dressage. My family and I also breed Hanoverian horses for sporthorse disciplines in Queen Creek, Arizona. I have spent more than 20 years studying and practicing equine healing.
I began my studies in Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1996. I had the distinguished honor of training with Dr. Xie Peiqi in Beijing, China. Dr Xie was the lineage holder for the Yin Style Bagua Zhang martial and medical arts system until his passing in 2003. Dr. Xie was a TCM practitioner and tremendous healer. Yin Style Bagua Zhang is a very complex and complete art, encompassing healing, martial, and Qi (energy) nurturing aspects. I am honored and blessed to have been able to study with Dr. Xie.
I give special thanks to Spring, Bud and Samantha and all the animals that have taught me over the years. They are sensitive and responsive in their lessons and incredibly encouraging and patient as teachers. My love of animals and the desire to heal them has led me down life’s path. I also thank my loving husband for his never-ending support and encouragement to pursue my passion.
Dr Xie, Beijing China
Bagua Zhang TCM 1996-2001
Continuing Education Courses
Senior Instructor 2020-Present
Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute
Equine Acupressure Certification 2008
Assistant Instructor 2009 - 2019
NBCAAM Equine Acupressure Certification 2012
BioEnergetics Equine Sports Therapy
Energy Healing Course 101 and 201 2006-2007
Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork 2010
Open Pathways Energy and Communication
Reiki Level I 2012
Angel's Animals LLC
Equine Kinesiology Taping Certification 2015
Hoof Rehabilitation Workshop 2015
Acupressure offers horses thousands of years of natural healing and optimal health. Current conventional and eastern medicines scientific studies and clinical observation have proven that the benefits of acupressure include:
"Kristen helped our aged gelding after he took a bad fall on a trail. Immediately I could see the positive and healing effect her caring hands had on him. She was able to pinpoint his sore spots and I could visibly see him relax and loosen up. After just two visits he was remarkably improved. " Karen M.
"Happy pony! I’m so excited to see the change in him! He has energy flowing freely through him and it shows! He’s happy! He moves comfortably! I’m happy!" Maggie C.