Lyn then completed a part-time ITEC Diploma in Equine Sports Massage.
The course was run by Mary Bromiley FCSP, SRP, RPT (USA), a leading physiotherapist for horses, dogs and humans, who was the official physiotherapist for the winning New Zealand 3-day event team, and is well known and respected in all disciplines.
The Diploma consisted of a written theory paper, a viva voce with an equine veterinary surgeon, a practical examination and a written project. Lyn is now a member of the Equine Sports Massage Association (ESMA), members of whom are fully aware of the implications of the Veterinary Act and are fully trained, qualified and insured to work in conjunction with the veterinary surgeon responsible for any horse that is to be massaged.
Lyn is a qualified British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor (BHSII) and has ridden and owned horses since she was a teenager, competing in eventing, dressage and show jumping.
Lyn also has a BSc (Hons) Equine Science and a PhD which examined the material properties of donkey and horse hoof horn. Lyn taught Equine Sports Science as a University lecturer for 15 years covering topics such as:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Veterinary Science
- Alternative Therapies and Rehabilitation
- Exercise Physiology
- Sports Injury.