have to say:
have had numerous physical issues with my one horse over the years
due to him being a rescue case. He was given the death
sentence on more than one occasion and
a 'crippled for life' verdict by several vets. Now,
not only is he still alive, he is pain
free and being ridden again!
Norman has treated my horses with utmost
care and with a professional attitude. He is above all
kind, caring and interested in each individual case, I
would recommend him to anyone.
Patricia Smith (Cardiff UK)
daughter's pony was becoming less confident
in his jumping, and looked very unhappy whenever he saw
the saddle. Norman found that the pony had a very sore back and
the saddle was twisted! He gave
the pony a Bowen Treatment and advised not to ride in the saddle
again, also to give him some time off.
Since then he has had another 2 treatments, and the difference in
him is amazing. He is once again enjoying his work and is our happy
little pony that we love.
I will certainly be using Normans services as a therapist and saddle
Mrs Dawn Harrison (Boksburg SA)
first came to visit me and Petra, my horse, in 2006. At the time
Petra was an immature 4 year-old with a lot of growing to do. I
knew that she would change shape but the saddle I had, at the time,
hurt her and I didn't know what to do.
Norm suggested that we try a Saddle Company
saddle because they are designed very much with the comfort
of the horse in mind, and can be adjusted as the horse changes shape.
We took his advice and as Petra has grown and changed shape he's
come back, checked the fit and made adjustments as necessary.
When Norm visits he also checks Petra over physically and if he
finds any niggles he always gives great
advice about things like stretches and groundwork that
I can do to help Petra. Last time he came he was really pleased
with how she was doing, which was brilliant because I know how fussy
On the right, is a recent picture of Petra competing in her Saddle
Company event saddle, as fitted & maintained by Norm.
Helen. Sheffield, UK
Hyett, ECBS, ESEBT.
Equine Bowen Therapist and
Qualified Saddle Fitter
Hyett has owned horses for the past 25 years. Successfully competing
at various disciplines, and spending a number of years helping out
at events and on the committee of his local riding club.
He currently owns 5 horses; Kaiser,
his retired dressage horse, Barney
an Irish Cob, Romulus, a DWB
and Wizard and Merlin,
two Welsh section C's.
being treated with the Bowen Technique for a long term shoulder
and neck problem with amazing results, Norman decided to receive
training in Bowen Therapy.
Initially, he trained as a human Bowen Therapist, and then moved
to equine Bowen therapy (he also treats dogs, cats and even a prize
ox). He currently specialises in treating
the horse and rider, with excellent results.
In working closely with horses, Norman discovered that most problems
with horses' backs, are saddle related. He therefore went on to
train as a saddle fitter with David Johnson, of The Saddle Company,
Walsall U.K. (David is a Master Saddler and has over 40 years experience
in the making and fitting of high quality saddles).
Part of Norman's treatment involves checking the current saddle
and offering advice on how to rectify any problems that it may be
causing the horse and rider.
Norman mainly uses the Bowen method in treatment, but he combines
this with other therapies, depending upon the needs of the horse,
these include: Equine Reiki, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Massage and the
Tellington Touch Technique.
Bowen Therapy is an accepted form of Alternative
Therapy that is recommended by Medical Doctors, & covered by the
i) Norman is a listed, registered member on The British N.H.S. (
National Health Service) Directory of Complementary & Alternative
Practitioners. Registration number 2495.
ii) He has a Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology , from the Royal Forest
of Dean College, England. Registration number 350961
iii) He is also an Accredited Practitioner, (Advanced Level) in
the Bowen Technique, European College of Bowen Studies.
His Equine qualifications include:
iv) He is an accredited Equine Bowen Therapist, (incorporating Equine
Holistic Care, Stable Management, Equine Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology,
Behaviour & Tack Fitting)
v) Accupressure; Reiki & Equine Stretch.
vi) Qualified Saddle fitter, with many years experience.