Sabra & Screenplay
Screenplay’s (SP) back was constantly sore despite chiropractic and frequent saddle adjustments.
X-rays of SP’s back showed “kissing spines”— the boney parts of the spine were rubbing together. SP was given a series of Tildren injections (to deaden the bone pain) and shock wave treatment.
By January 2007 he was still in pain. His spinal facet joints were injected and he received P3 (high intensity magnetic pulse) and acupuncture. By the end of March, I realized the medical treatments weren’t enough.
In the first six months of working with Mary Beth, SP, a 17’3 hand horse went from a 28″ to a 34” girth size. His back became pain-free, he learned to move straight, and he lost the worried look.
It’s now over a year and SP is very healthy and happy. He continues to demonstrate awesome talents.
I am learning and enjoying horses as I never thought possible.
Emily & Caleb
Emily and Caleb have been working with Mary Beth since August 2004. Caleb was a broken horse when Mary Beth began to work with him. They had spent a year in North Carolina where Caleb displayed a lot of heart doing what Emily asked of him, but he was limited by physical and emotional pain.
When we asked Mary Beth to work with Emily in 2004, she started by checking Caleb out, advising us that he needed some medical and psychological rehabilitation. Mary Beth administered this care to Caleb, while working with Emily on other horses.
When Caleb reached the point where Mary Beth felt he was capable of learning in a pain-free way, she brought Emily and Caleb together in an intensive, yet enjoyable training regimen.
Emily would invariably say after a lesson with Mary Beth, “That was the best lesson I have ever had!” Under Mary Beth’s tutelage, Emily has matured into a confident, talented rider and Caleb is a wonderful-looking horse with a delightful disposition both for ground care and riding.
We are very grateful that Mary Beth took Emily and Caleb under her wing.
Mary Beth has a unique ability to see the outside and more importantly the “insides” of a horse.
She sees and works with the outside physical beauty of the horse but encourages and ALLOWS the inner and even more beautiful “soul” of the horse to shine.
You see their bodies change and you see their eyes soften as they relax and begin to be able to express themselves.
Teaching is Mary Beth’s true love. It can clearly be seen as she coaches people about partnership and relationship between horse and human.
Janice Hess, Thorogold Stables