Sue has been a lifelong horsewoman beginning her riding career at age four. She showed hunters and jumpers, and later dressage through second level. Sue has been a riding instructor since 1970 and is currently a Certified Level II Centered Riding® Instructor teaching hunt seat, dressage, and recreational riding at Flight Quest Farm near Tryon, NC. Sue became interested in equine massage therapy and body work in 1992 as a way of helping her horse Mombi recover from a spinal injury she had suffered on the track. Over the years, she attended several equine massage short courses in different modalities, to expand her knowledge. Attending her first Masterson Method® two-day seminar in 2007, she was impressed by the gentle movements and light touch which she found highly effective, and decided to seek certification.
The unique combination of using The Masterson Method® body work to balance the horse, and Centered Riding® techniques to balance the rider has produced some spectacular results in helping horses and riders achieve optimum performance. In addition to student’s horses, Sue serves horses in all disciplines throughout North Carolina and surrounding states.