I'm Vivienne, and it's lovely to see you here. I call the gorgeous North East of Scotland my home, and I spend most of my free time running after two kids, two whippets (I bet you can't guess which pair gets into the most trouble?) and indulging every whim of Spring, the big (gorgeous) ginger ISH I share.
My first twenty years followed a fairly standard "all I can think about is ponies" route; you know the one! I learned how to hold on thanks to my cheeky straight-out-of-a-Thelwell-book grey Welshie, I helped out at local stables, and I discovered one of life's purest thrills when I disappeared hella-fast into many sunsets on my teenage dream ex-racer (much to my farmer dad's dismay as it was usually up his best fields!)
Since then, every job role I've held has centred around helping people, and as life progressed, so did my career. I've transitioned from helping only those with two legs to helping those with four, and now I provide hands on support to help keep your horse happy, healthy and performing to their best - so you can enjoy more amazing adventures together!
I am a fully qualified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, having intensively trained under the supervision of top equine industry professionals, and I am fully insured and registered with IAAT, abiding their code of conduct, which means you can relax knowing your horse is in safe hands.
Over the last few years, I have been committed to further developing my skills, achieving my BHS Stage 3 Grooms Certificate, completing the LANTRA accredited HBFA Intro Bit and Bridle Fitting course, and I am currently working towards my coaching qualification, alongside further studies in craniosacral therapy + myofascial release techniques. I love getting out and about to meet my clients; watching your horse transform under my treatment and receiving messages to say how fantastic they feel post session, is a real highlight of my job. You can read what my clients have to say about my work over on the reviews page
My other passions in life is Yorkshire tea (well stewed with a drop of skimmed, thank you very much), reading books (more often than not, ones about horses!) and climbing up hills whenever I get the chance.
I am always happy to chat about how I can support you + your horse, so don't hesitate to get in touch - pop me an email here
'Puff really enjoyed her massage. Vivienne is incredibly knowledgeable and her love for horses really shines through which makes all the difference. Vivienne is calm, patient and an all round lovely person. Puff was half asleep by the end of the session which just shows how much she loved it!'
'Amazing session from Vivienne, really informative and so good with Leni, even when he was being opinionated. Leni felt amazing the next day in his schooling session, so much more freedom and suppleness! Can't wait to book again'