Caitlin is a certified equine massage therapist serving the Greater Boston and Nashua areas. Her love for horses started at the young age of six after taking lessons and has since developed into a lifelong passion. With diverse equine background, Caitlin has a unique understanding for a variety of disciplines and breeds.
In her early years, Caitlin learned to ride saddle seat on American Saddlebreds and Morgans. She then joined the local 4-H horse program to build a solid foundation of horsemanship, showing her project horses Charlie and Trace in a variety of classes ranging from dressage, gymkhana, and pleasure. In college, Caitlin showed in the Intermediate hunt seat equitation division for the esteemed Northeastern University. She led the team as captain for three consecutive seasons, frequently competing at both the regional and national levels, including winning the IHSA Teresa L. McDonald Horsemanship Challenge, a test focusing on equine knowledge and first aid, with her teammates. Currently, Caitlin is focused on pursuing breed level shows in the all around events with her personal horse Trace, and in hand events with her miniature mule Petunia.
Riding at such diverse levels, Caitlin appreciates all aspects of competition and equestrian pursuits from the retired school pony to the leisurely trail master to the high performing equine athlete. With her variety of employment experience from being a working student to working at a veterinary hospital, Caitlin has gained a deep comprehension of what it takes to help a horse feel their best. Caitlin's determination to improve the wellbeing and performance of horses through massage has led her to found Extend Equine Massage and continue supporting the equestrian community and well deserving equine partners.
Caitlin earned her certification in Equine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapy at Holistic Animal Studies in 2021. This certification program is accredited by both the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB) as well as the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Caitlin is always looking to expand her knowledge and frequently participates in webinars and workshops.
In May of 2022, Caitlin graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Behavioral Neuroscience. Her coursework included topics such as; zoonotic disease, immunology, and neurobiology. Furthermore, Caitlin holds a Professional Master of Science degree in Biotechnology with a concentration in Molecular Biology awarded from Northeastern University in 2023.
United States Equestrian Federation
American Paint Horse Association
Pinto Horse Association of America
Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association
Athletic Equestrian League Northeast Conference
Middlesex County 4-H Youth Development & Horse Programs
Massachusetts State 4-H Youth Development & Horse Programs
Girl Scouts of the USA