Supporting the Horse & Rider, LLC has grown out of a vision that Julie Staub experienced ten years ago, when her quarterhorse —Pocita Caliente, affectionately known as Cita — was injured on a trail ride.
The traditional veterinary care offered at the time was compartmentalized, didn’t address the whole horse, and ultimately failed to produce the mental, emotional and physical health Cita deserved. Not only as a loving, concerned horse owner, but also as an experienced health-care practitioner, Julie was frustrated.
But today, Julie has embraced the notion that all things happen for a reason. Cita’s struggles led Julie to think long and hard about equine health care. To help Cita find soundness after her injury, Julie enlisted the help of a variety of veterinarians, body workers, and alternative medicine practitioners. She has worked with them and has learned from them. The result is a new and exciting chapter in Julie’s journey with horses.
Julie is a professional physical therapist. She has worked in a variety of settings, including Division I college athletics, high school athletics, hospital-based acute care, skilled-nursing facility, and outpatient orthopedics. Julie has brought this rich therapeutic background to her new professional passion — helping riders and horses achieve their full equestrian potential.
Julie has developed, and continues to develop, a series of hands-on courses for people (riders or not). Supporting the Rider focuses on the body from the inside out.
Current courses encompass:
- The body’s core and its integral role in establishing a solid base for movement.
- The hip and shoulder and their role in connecting the core to the rider’s handling of the horse.
- Rotation from the ground up to assist the rider in balancing their body as well as the horse’s body as they both re-balance throughout their ride.
Julie is available for riding lessons at your barn or hers.
Julie also offers two and three-day intensive weekend private instruction. She will work with groups of one or two people and their horses. Lodging is available. Please call for more details.
There are no upcoming events at this time.
Equestrian activities are inherently risky.
We recommend use of safety equipment, including helmets.