Meet The Founder
At Natural Presence Equine Solutions, we specialize in equine massage and bodywork services, as well as educating horse owners on injury reduction strategies, preventative care, and equine rehabilitation. Our top priority is prevention and protection, which is why we offer expert-led courses to help horse owners and facilities prepare for emergencies and execute effective evacuation planning. Additionally, we provide comprehensive training for your barn staff to ensure that they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide optimal care for your horses.
In 2020, I founded Natural Presence Equine Solutions with the goal of helping riders and horses overcome challenges. My commitment is to work alongside a team of professionals, including vets, farriers, saddle fitters, and coaches, to help each partnership reach their peak performance. I provide bodywork services to horses and riders in the north Okanagan region of British Columbia and cherish every opportunity to work with such remarkable animals and their riders.
While my primary focus is on the musculoskeletal system, I take a comprehensive and wholistic approach to understanding each horse by observing and consulting with the owner/rider. During a session, I observe and evaluate the horse both on the ground and, when appropriate, under saddle. In some cases, riding the horse myself can provide additional insight into the rider's experience, which can help me tailor my efforts more effectively. By the end of a session, I can recommend stretches, exercises, dressage training, and customized exercise programs to continue improving the horse's overall performance.
Talitha, who grew up on a hay farm in Armstrong, developed a love for riding due to her exposure to horses and other farm animals. At the age of nine, she began competing on a pony and delved into training theory. Throughout the years, she has had the privilege of learning from mentors specializing in Eventing, Hunter/Jumper, and Dressage, as well as working alongside equine professionals in the Okanagan. Talitha's experience ranges from being a working student, barn manager, professional groom, vet assistant, rehabilitation consultant, to a braider at A-rated shows.
Talitha's passion for horses and desire for learning is evident as she shares her knowledge with others. Her current interests include helping horses and educating people. With her extensive experience working with different horse breeds and disciplines, she approaches every horse with a well-rounded perspective. Talitha's expertise in equine rehabilitation, biomechanics, equine learning theory, and teaching enables her to provide your horse with the best care possible.
"Horses carry the wisdom of healing in their hearts and offer it to any humans who possess the humility to listen."
~Certified in the Art and Science of Equine Sport Therapy
~Equine First Aid Instructor, Level 1 and Level 2
~ Equine Disaster Planning and Emergency First Aid
~ Certified Equine Cryotherapy Practitioner
~ Certified Bemer Practitioner
~ Equi-tape Certification
~ Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant (CHBC)
Let's Work Together!
I truly feel that working with horses and aiding them is my true calling, and I am dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for your beloved equine. Horses are such magnificent creatures and it is my utmost priority to ensure that they receive the proper care and support they need to live a comfortable and fulfilling life. #Strideforgreatness