Jeanette has approximately 150 hours of certification training and continuing education in equine sports massage therapy originally certified by Equissage in 2000.
Jeanette has attended four of Mike Scott's 3 day advanced equine massage therapy clinics one in 2003 and 2004; another in 2007 which was a continuing ed 3 day clinic of 2 days at Tuft's Veterinary Equine Cadaver School Lab near Boston, MA which plus a one day lecture by John Sharkey, BSc., NMT who has extensive qualifications and educational experience in all areas of Neuromuscular Therapy with specialist knowledge in Equine Neuromuscular Therapy of National Training Centre, Ireland.
The Robert Altman/Mike Scott three day clinic in May, 2010 brings her total number of professional instruction in equine massage to over 135 hours. Also, CE of 12 hours (credit approved for vets and vet techs) from the 2006 Farrier & Hoofcare Online Conference. This does not include the many hours of self study and networking with professionals in the equine industry.
June 2018 she was certified in Mark Barnes Equine Myofascial Release Level 1 and FMT Equine RockTape certification adding on more instruction hours. She is currently obtaining an Equi-Tape Practitioner's Certification. All of these courses add more CE making 150 hours a very conservative guess.
Continuing education is important to her. She feels it is necessary to be as professional, educated and trained as possible for the horses she serves.
She also believes in a good working relationship between owner, vet, farrier and therapist for the benefit of the horse. She feels it is important to educate animal owners concerning massage and the true benefits that horses receive from regular professional therapy sessions.
She already had a basis in saddle fitting and added to that knowledge along with learning how to do flocking adjustments when she was a Collaborator for County Saddlery of Illinois.
She attended the Bates Saddle Conference in March 2019 at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.
There she was instructed upon the saddle brands of Arena, Bates and Wintec. It was awesome to meet Ron Bates himself ! He along with his worldwide team, shared with everyone about the high quality, work-manship and saddle design for high performance riders concerning high performance Bates Saddles. We were also trained on Wintec and Arena saddle brands. The Bates saddle fitter trained all of us to fit the Easy Change Fit Solution now known as HART.
Beginning May 2019 she became a stockist for Arena, Bates and Wintec saddles. There is no retail shop location. Working from her home this allows her to give personal attention to all customers in the same manner as any typical saddle rep would do fitting/test riding one on one to find the best saddle fit possible for both horse and rider.
customers in the same manner as any typical saddle rep would do fitting/test riding one on one to find the best saddle fit possible for both horse and rider.
the same manner as any typical saddle rep would do fitting/test riding one on one to find the best saddle fit possible for both horse and rider.
Over her many years as a CESMT, She saw the great need for quality affordable saddles. She found Arena, Bates, and Wintec have satisfied that concern and proud to them bring to Central IL.
Jeanette is a lifelong horse person. She has an American Saddlebred background. She has been riding horses for her own personal pleasure since her grandfather plopped her on a horse at an extremely young age. Due to her mother's family raising, training and showing horses and her own children's involvement in the show circuit, she has a lot of experience handling horses as a horse owner. Her daughter Tracy James Rossouw is an American Saddlebred trainer in Kentucky. Her son lives nearby and has an awesome career as a sheet metal worker. She is very proud of them both!
Located in Mackinaw in Central Illinois between Peoria and Bloomington, she is an easy drive to many areas of the state. She has clients that literally range from personal pleasure horses to multi-high point champions and world champions, from naturally gaited horses to jumpers. Jeanette has found equine sports massage therapy to be highly rewarding and looks forward to meeting many new horse friends both 4 footed and 2 footed!
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