Biographical Information

Alex Jakob-Whitworth

Is a trained, insured and specialist equine therapist and has been involved with horses all her life.

Alex has been involved with horses all her life and it is through her work as an Equine Massage Therapist that she has become more involved in the equine back and the demands made upon it.

She trained at the world famous Yorkshire Riding Centre with Jane and Christopher Bartle, competed up to Elementary in Dressage and has started her own young horses.

She is currently extending her studies (Professional Diploma in Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation) into equine biomechanics as she believe that this can greatly enhance our understanding of how the horse and rider function as a pair, as well as increase knowledge of the subtle differences that different equines exhibit depending on the stresses made on them.

She will visit you, assess your horse and your requirements and suggest a programme that will work for you both.

Alex also helps owners with problems that they feel their horse has — handling, catching, leading, ground manners, loading and other behavioural issues.

Horses that are started well tend to be happier horses! Alex believes that horses are never too young to learn how to be happy around people and will help you teach your “baby” to learn just how to do that.

Fees: £40 plus travel costs per hour.

There are occasionally a few spaces for horses to come to Alex’s for longer work.

She is also available for demonstrations and workshops on Equine Massage and other related subjects (see Courses, Demonstrations and Workshops).

Please feel free to make contact, even if you just want to know more.


Qualifications Include

  • Diploma in Equine Therapies (Massage)
  • Equine Massage Awareness (short course) with Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt
  • Monty Roberts Preliminary Certificate in Horsemanship (video pending)
  • BHS Stages
  • M A (Sheffield) in Art and Psychotherapy (Distinction)
  • B A (Leeds) in Fine Arts
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Visual Arts – Secondary) (Special Commendation)
  • Currently studying Professional Diploma in Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Research Associate for the Saddle Research Trust

/image/ “WHAT is she wearing?!” Our miniature pony Tanzivan Tarriannya’s first day in a Boett.

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