Born in the Netherlands, horses have always been an important part of my life. From playing with them in the field, riding as a little girl at home, training & competing, having a horse lesson and camp program for children at our farm, to turning my passion for holistic horse health into a full-time career as a holistic equine therapist & bodyworker for horses of any age, breed or discipline, including FEI horses. In 2000 I moved with my family, including a dog and Friesian / Dutch dressage horse from Holland to the United States and am now settled in the Horse Capital of the World, beautiful Ocala FL.
When my Dutch/Friesian dressage show mare got badly injured I wanted to assist her healing in a therapeutic and holistic way. This led me to go back to school and become certified in Equine Sports Massage, Electro Acupressure, Microcurrent Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Laser Therapy, Raindrop & Essential Oils Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, BEMER PEMF Therapy, MyoFascial Release Therapy, Kinesiology Taping. I am a big believer in continued education and always explore the different holistic therapeutic modalities that support horses' overall health & well-being. Mireille is extremely in tune with horses, not just their physical well-being and biomechanics, but especially their emotional well-being. It's like second nature for me and horses immediately respond to the healing energy touch. Each customer's horse I treat is unique and has its own way of healing and telling me its story. Communication with the horse through body & spirit and being able to listen are key in my therapy sessions.
Top picture: Mireille on her grandfather's Shetland pony "Friso" in Noordwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands, who held the smallest registered pony title.
Bottom picture: Mireille riding her 20-year-old Dutch Warmblood/Friesian cross mare "Pure Chocolate a.k.a. Maxette," which she rescued from a slaughterhouse in the Netherlands as
a yearling and trained herself from the ground up to 4th-level dressage. This picture was taken days before her accident.