Communication as a subtle art and language between horse and rider has always fascinated Amber & Oliver Evans. They are passionate about ongoing study and discovering ways of improving the connection between horse and rider. One of the techniques they incorporate in their training is Bowen based therapies. Bowen uses a series of relatively gentle moves, in specific areas of the body, working primarily on soft connective tissue. This can improve muscle coordination and overall body alignment, and in-turn optimise balance and communication. Amber & Oliver hold multiple qualifications in Human and Equine Bowen based therapies, and have been practicing for over 17years.
Amber & Oliver have been competitive riders in their respective disciplines. Amber fell in love with dressage as a young rider, and by the age of 19 she had trained her green hack through to competing at Grand Prix level. She continues to enjoy training horses and currently competes at FEI level. Oliver was a thrill seeker as a young rider, and sought out the adrenalising sports of eventing and showjumping, competing both in Australia and the UK. This competition background provides Amber & Oliver with an understanding of the physical requirements in various disciplines, and insights into applying Bowen work to maintain horses and riders. Additionally, they hold teaching qualifications as; EA-Level 2 coaches, British Horse Society Instructors (BHSAI) and Certificate IV in Training and Education. They own and operate a small equestrian centre near Bacchus Marsh. Balancing their time between their equestrian life and working part time as Clinical Nurse Educators, Amber and Oliver have been teaching post-graduate studies in Critical-care for over 10years.
Amber and Oliver’s goal is to encourage the utilisation of Bowen based therapies, to improve communication, balance and harmony between horses and their riders.