Who is Erica?
People who know Erica well, know that she has always been really in-tune with the horses she surrounds herself with; constantly striving for improvements, no matter how subtle or small. So it comes as no surprise that sharing her education & knowledge to make other peoples horses more comfortable would be of interest to her. Given her years working in veterinary medicine, as well as sales revolving around the comfort or horses all around the world, the services Erica offers all logically fell into place as the perfect union to enhance the comfort of horses.
Erica is also a dressage rider, coach and trainer known for her attention to rider position, balance and subtle use of all aids to communicate with the horse in a kind and fair manner. She strongly believes there is always room for improvement. While her passion lays in dressage, her eye & experience isn't limited to that discipline. Many people may be surprised to find out that her passion was swayed by an accident resulting in a broken back. It was a blessing in disguise resulting in her uncharacteristic ability to pin point and discuss minute points & feelings that most riders have not contemplated about themselves or their mounts.
Championships with "EDA's Fezzik"
Erica & "Fifa"
Old Flocking Removed
"Bindi" on Sure Foot Pads
Eurotrees in Walsall, England
Horse vs Human Skeleton
Becoming a Certified Saddle Fitter entails over 250 hours, including but not limited to many case studies, apprenticeships, as well as class room & fitting hours. After completing the certification process Erica ventured to Walsall, England to continue her education. This trip included meetings with different independent saddlers, saddler manufacturers and even tree manufacturers.
Equine Sports Massage Therapy:
Erica attended and graduated from the Equine Sports Massage Therapy Program, making her a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (CESMT). Studies included Myology, Osteology, Massage Therapy, Hydrotherapy & the study of Equine Ambulation.
Sure Foot Equine Stability Programs:
Erica was introduced to Sure Foot Equine Stability Programs by fluke while working an equine trade show. Wendy Murdoch was captivating and the idea behind Sure Foot was unbelievably intriguing. After seeing the immediate improvements in her own horse post injury she was hooked! Much time has been spent with Wendy learning as much as possible about Sure Foot. Erica brings this very unique service to Ontario to help bring relaxation, calmness, comfort, confidence, as well as improved self awareness & self carriage to the horses she works with.