Her certifications and practice of ESMT, EHS and RockTape Equine allows Mikki to better understand & enhance a horse’s way of going under saddle.
With her knowledge of equine biomechanics, Mikki harmonizes communication between horse and rider. With her anatomical perspective, Mikki is able to better align a horse.
As the horse progresses in training, the release of the range of motion contributes to a naturally energetic, comfortable and free movement.
...benefits of massage
increased flexibility and range of motion
increase your horse’s body awareness
in competiton, provide relaxation to improve performance
keep competition horses in top shape
keep older horses loose and comfortable
prevent muscle atrophy in horses out of work due to an injury
help rebuild muscle in horses returning to work
...the bodywork difference
combines many different modalities
targets and corrects biomechanical imbalances
releases chronic pain patterns
longer lasting benefits than sports massage alone
...what is Equine Hanna Somatics?
EHS is a brain based therapy that allows the horse to reconnect to his body and develop better movement patterns through increased body awareness.
Hanna Somatics can also be utilized for the rider to help improve overall harmony.
...what is RockTape Equine?
RockTape Equine is a kinesiology tape that has a unique adhesive perfect for all equestrian sports. It can be applied both to the rider and the horse.
RockTape Equine can be used as either a sole or adjunctive treatment in equine therapy. It can reduce or control pain, manage swelling or edema, increase joint range of motion and muscle function, and maintain a level of functionality and comfort for the horse throughout the rehabilitation process.
It can also be used on riders to maintain functionality and comfort in training and assist with recovery.
From the dressage ring to the hunter ring, Dragon Balance offers several different styles of braiding available to suit your discipline preference. Perfect for rated shows, clinics, photoshoots, or any occasion where your horse needs to look his best.
Interested in learning how to braid? Ask about setting up a braiding clinic in your area!
At age three, Mikki Fallow started her love affair with horses. Growing up riding Hunters, she trained with Belinda Overman and began her A Circuit showing career as well as actively competing with the United States Pony Club.
At seventeen she became a working student for Susan Sisco of Sunfield Incorporated in Christiana, PA. She attended Alfred University in Alfred, New York where she obtained her B.A. in Industrial Organizational Psychology with a minor in Equine Studies. Her time at Alfred was supplemented by a working student position for Sue Robshaw of Lancaster Stables where she found her love for Eventing.
Following her university graduation, Mikki attended Meredith Manor International Equestrian College where she earned her certifications in Equine Massage Therapy, Equine Training and Riding Instruction at the highest levels. Upon completion of the program she was accepted as a graduate assistant at Meredith Manor where she taught several private classes including training and riding.
Her background allowed her to become a working student for Advanced eventer, Jessica Bortner-Harris of Rocky Start Stables in Thurmond, NC. There she was able to not only work with Jessica on a daily basis but also train with Bonnie Mosser regularly. She also began to compete her RPSI mare, Vixen, during her time there.
After finishing her working student position at Rocky Start, Mikki formed Dragon Balance Bodywork and Braiding which she currently operates out of Gallifrey Farm, LLC., where she is the "in house" Equine Bodyworker and show braider for Gallifrey Horses and its' clients.
A 25 year equestrian veteran, Mikki has honed a variety of horse care specialties. Mikki combines multiple modalities in her practice. She is currently certified in Equine Sports Massage Therapy, Equine Hanna Somatics, and RockTape Equine. She is constantly learning and improving, with a keen eye for anything that will help horses feel and perform better. Her craft allows her to harmonize communication between horse and rider, whether the goal is to improve performance in competition or simply enjoy time with your horses.