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Kelly Marks & SyncThermology

Wednesday, July 30, 2014  ‹ Back To Latest News List

Today our technician Lucy Challis went over to visit Kelly Marks and her team in Lambourn. Lucy has been working with many of the vets in the area and was keen to introduce the service to Kelly. We will be writing up the story in the next Intelligent Horsemanship Magazine and we hope you enjoy the piece.

Kelly Marks is the founder of Intelligent Horsemanship, an organisation dedicated to bringing the best horsemanship ideas together from around the world in an effort to promote understanding and fair treatment of horses at every opportunity. Kelly and her team run educational courses from Witney, in West Oxfordshire.

 Kelly is one of the country's most popular and effective specialists in understanding horse psychology and behaviour and finding workable solutions for the benefit of both horses and their owners.

Her father being a Lambourn racehorse trainer, Kelly has been around horses her whole life, winning BSJA (show jumping) championships as a child rider. She went on to enjoy great success as a lady jockey, retiring from racing after winning a ladies European championship in 1995. Kelly met Monty Roberts through a chance meeting at a French petrol station in 1993. She often recounts the Zen saying 'when the student is ready the teacher will appear' when she tells the story. Monty asked her first to help with the writing of his book 'The Man Who Listens to Horses' and she also took time to work alongside him with 'the horses with problems'. She was soon inspired by the thought of all the horses and people that could be helped by the use of his simple and yet revolutionary techniques. After a conversation with HM the Queen, Monty Roberts later asked Kelly to put together courses in his methods and she became the first ever teacher of his methods world-wide.

Here is what Kelly says about our service so far:

"We ALL know 'prevention is better than cure' - though let's face it we're more likely to take this into account with our horses than ourselves. With this in mind today George had a full body scan with Digital Infrared Thermographic Imaging. Event rider Lucy Challis (lucy@syncthermology.com) is local to me and is qualified with SyncThermology. I've found this incredibly helpful in the past and although at £200 this isn't 'cheap' it comes with a full vet's report included and I'd rather know if there are areas of George we should keep an eye on now rather than him have to 'tell us' sometime in the future. This is alongside his regular physio treatments etc. Honestly - if I looked after myself as well as I do these horses I'd be competing at the Commonwealth Games this week!

 P.S. More about George in the next IH magazine..."

Kelly Marks

Click here to take a look at Kelly's website and the courses she provides.