Name: JJ Terblanche
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Certifications Through Angel's Animals: Equine Craniosacral Therapy
When did you decide that you wanted to work with animals? When I was younger I realized there were issues between horse and rider, I thought equine psychology would help but after completing a course in equine psychology I came to the conclusion that is not what I had intended and then started exploring other avenues of body work.
What animal influenced you the most growing up? I never had my own horse growing up, we only had dogs. Never did I imagine that I would be working with animals.
What animals do you currently own? I currently have have two horses and two dogs.
What makes your animal bodywork practice stand out? I am one of very few body workers that is willing to travel. This is my passion therefore I would like to think I put my very soul into every horse I work with.
What message would you like to share with others who are thinking about pursing a career in animal bodywork? This is really hard work and dedication. It is not always possible to please everyone there will be complaints like there will be praises. Learn from criticism if there is value to it.
Always listen to the rider, they can point you in the right direction if there is an issue.