Marie grew up in Co. Clare. She always loved horses. She started horse riding and got a pony when she was about 10 years old. She got a thoroughbred mare when she was 16. A friend and fellow MMCP gave her the Masterson® Beyond Horse Massage book and she started trying some techniques on her mare with great results. She completed the weekend course and the 5 day advanced course in October 2018 and certified as an MMCP in October 2019. She now treats horses in Munster and surrounding areas.