Name: Nina Cua
Location: Mainly Milton, GA and Ocala, FL in the winter
Certifications through Angel's Animals, LLC: Equine massage and almost kinesiology tape certified. I plan to take the craniosacral course as well.
When did you decide that you wanted to work with animals? I have run a training and sales barn the last 5 years after riding and owning horses, my whole life. One day I was researching some simple things I could do to help my horses feel better and help their flexibility and that is when I came across angels animals and decided that I definitely wanted to get certified, even if I just used it for the benefit of my own horses are, but I will be using it for the benefit of other peoples horses as well, because I am loving the results.
What animal influenced you the most growing up? The animal that influence me, the most growing up is probably my sweet horse Moon. He taught me so much, and we grew and worked through so much together. He is an absolute saint and I do not know what I would ever do without him
What animals do you currently own? I currently own 4 horses, one dog, and 2 barn cats
What makes your animal bodywork practice stand out? I think what makes my animal bodywork stand out, is that my top priority is hearing the owner out and working with the owner and any other people (vets, chiro etc) how to get the horse feeling as best as possible. Also, sometimes I can give some feedback as a trainer and possible exercises/strengthening exercises that can help the horse as well, I am grateful to also have that knowledge.
What message would you like to share with potential clients? The message I would like to share with potential clients is that my goal is to work together to get your horse feeling as best as possible it is never about the money or personal benefit for me my top priority is that the horses are taken care of just as well as they take care of us.
What message would you like to share with others who are thinking about pursuing a career in animal health? The message I would like to share with other people thinking about pursuing a career an animal body work is make sure you have thorough experience with whatever animal you are thinking about pursuing a career in. Especially horses, they are big and can be dangerous. So make sure you have solid understanding and knowledge of them, I would say, it’s also important to understand how a horse moves and how they use their muscles. So having some riding experience wouldn’t hurt. If you are very passionate about animals, but do not have the opportunity to become experienced with horses, there is plenty of need for dog and cat body workers as well. I find the dogs really really love it!!
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