Equine BodyWorks USA 

 

Revealing Affliction.  Reducing Discomfort.  Improving Movement & Performance.™

 

About Becky Tenges

Becky Tenges, MMCP, CERA, CET, CEE
Certified Masterson Method™ Instructor
Certified Equine Rehabilitation Assistant
Certified Equine Thermographer
Certified Equine Ergonomist
Level I Certified Thermographer
Greetings and Welcome! 

Becky Tenges, owner of Equine BodyWorks LLC and a life-long lover of horses, brings her extensive knowledge and training to you and your horse’s team of trainer, farrier and veterinarian.  Becky, the daughter of a farrier, grew up in Southern California on an Arabian horse ranch and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from UC Davis. After leaving a twenty-year career in Investment Banking, Becky returned to her involvement with horses, initially for the therapeutic benefit they provide to humans; and now to the therapeutic benefit that she can provide to them.

With over 40 years experience with horses, Becky is a Certified Practitioner, Instructor, Mentor, Coach and Clinician of the Masterson Method of Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork. In addition, Becky holds the following certifications: Equine Rehabilitation Assistant through Animal Rehab Institute, Equine Thermographer through EquineIR, and Equine Ergonomist through SaddleFit 4 Life®. In addition, as listed below, Becky has training and certifications in many other modalities and bodywork practices.

Becky's focus in her Equine BodyWorks business practice is to provide therapeutic relief to her equine clients and information and answers to their owners and trainers.  With the bodywork and diagnostic services Becky offers, she brings straightforward methodologies and a heartfelt dedication to: Revealing Afflictions, Reducing Discomfort and Enhancing Movement & Performance


In her Equine Performance Bodywork practice, Becky brings relief of tension and improvement in motion to her equine clients using the Masterson Method of Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork, as well as the many other bodywork modalities in which she has trained.  Becky was drawn the Masterson Method as the foundation of her bodywork due to the gentle nature of Jim’s Method; the logic of his interactive approach to alleviating soreness, strain and tension; and because this method is something you do with the horse, rather than to the horse.  


In 2012, Becky joined the Masterson Team as an instructor, coach, mentor and clinician at venues around the country, bringing to the Masterson team and to participants in her clinics, her over thirty five years of horse experience and over twenty years of leadership, public speaking and training from her corporate and non-profit board positions.  Feel free to contact Becky if you or your group are interested in learning more about the Masterson Method, an innovative, easily learned method of recognizing and using the visual responses to touch in order to find and release accumulated tension and restriction in the horse.


In her near-constant quest for more knowledge to bring body relief to horses and information to the people who love them, Becky has pursued personal training with and certification from the horse-world's best in each of the professional services she offers, including:

  • Jim Masterson, developer of The Masterson Method and author of Beyond Horse Massage -- A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain and Tension and The Dressage Horse Optimized with the Masterson Method: Developing and Preserving the Equine Athlete through Effective, Sport-Specific Bodywork; 
  • Dr. Joanna Robson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who also holds certifications in a multitude of complementary modalities (equine chiropracty and accupuncture, saddle fitting and infrared thermography) and author of Recognizing the Horse in Pain...and What You Can Do About It! ; and
  • Jochen Schleese, Certified Master Saddler, Equine Ergonomist, developer of SaddleFit 4 Life® and author of Suffering in Silence: Exploring the Painful Truth: The Saddle-Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses . 

Continuing education is a high priority for Becky. Since completing the above certifications, Becky has been on a constant program of seeking more training and knowledge from the best of the world's equine practitioners, including the following:

  • Equine CranioSacral Training – ESE3 - EcoSomatics Equine 3 (32 hours), Dr Sandi Howlett, Upledger Institute, Pending August, 2017
  • Integrated Veterinary Approach – Assessment & Rehabilitation – Whole Horse Health UK, Dr Raquel Butler, Dodderhill Equestrian, England, Pending April, 2017
  • Anatomy & Palpation – A Journey of Discovery – Whole Horse Health UK, Dr Raquel Butler, Dodderhill Equestrian, England, Pending April, 2017
  • Whole Horse Dissection – Whole Horse Health UK, Sharon May-Davis, Dodderhill Equestrian, England, Pending April, 2017
  • Biomechanics – Whole Horse Health UK, Dr Raquel Butler, Dodderhill Equestrian, England, Pending April, 2017
  • Anatomy & Palpation – A Journey of Discovery – Whole Horse Health UK, Dr Raquel Butler, Dodderhill Equestrian, England, Pending April, 2017
  • Equine Fascial Manipulation Method by Luigi Stecco – Four Day Fascial Manipulation Method Course, Poland, February, 2017
  • Horses Inside Out Annual Conference – Assessment, Evaluation & Action – Horses Inside Out, Gillian Higgins, February, 2017
  • Tucker BioKinetics Master - Certified Practitioner Level One Body Checkups - Dr Rene Tucker, February, 2017
  • Equine CranioSacral Training – ESE1 & ESE2 - EcoSomatics Equine 1 & 2 (64 hours), Dr Sandi Howlett, Upledger Institute, December 2016 & January 2017
  • Kinesio Equine Taping Instructor Training – Kinesio University, September 2015
  • Kinesio Taping 3 - Kinesio Taping Association International, September 2015
  • Lower Limb, Hoof Anatomy and Hoof Balance Seminar, including Lower Limb Dissection, (2 Day Clinic), American Association of Professional Farriers, July 2015
  • Whole Horse Dissection Clinic, (3 Day Clinic), Equine Touch Foundation, Dr Ivana Ruddock, May 2015
  • Continuing Education – Advanced Integrated Equine Bodywork, (5 Days), Winter Equestrian Festival, Bill Stanton, April, 2015
  • Photonic Red Light Therapy – Level 3 (5 Day Seminar), April, 2015

Advanced assessment techniques; Hyoid muscle/bone evaluation & techniques for rebalancing the hyoid; Additional movements to assist in horse self-adjustment; Individual testing of hands on assessment & point location skills; Advanced Red Light Therapy Applications.

  • Photonic Red Light Therapy – Level 2, (4 Day Seminar), February, 2015

In-depth equine anatomy; In-depth hoof symmetry evaluation; Introduction to mouth/TMJ/teeth evaluation; Introduction to muscle groupings; Comprehensive overview of Meridian lines; Discussion & practicum on assessing for equine ulcers; Farrier points; Saddle fit evaluation; and Two light bridging technique

  • Photonic Red Light Therapy – Level 1, Photonic Health, January 2015

Overview Red Light Therapy from a scientific perspective; Acupoint location & stimulation basics; Hands on experience in performing a basic horse assessment; Introduction to therapeutic horsemanship; Basic equine muscle & bone anatomy; Location of colic, wellness, & emergency points; and Introduction to Meridian lines

  • Equine Kinesio Taping 1 and 2, Kinesio Taping Association International, November 2014
  • Integrative Veterinary Medicine Seminar, (4 Day Seminar) Dr Kerry Ridgway, Institute for Equine Therapeutic Options, September 2014
    • Overview of Equine Ulcers, Causes, Presentation in Horses, Consequences, Anatomy of Ulcers, How to Use Reactions to Acupuncture Points as Indicators of Ulcers, and Treatment Protocol using Acupressure Points
    • Identifying Musculo-Skeletal & Fascial Pattern Restrictions and Using Acupuncture Points to Treat Myofascial Units
  • Lower Limb and Hoof Anatomy and Biomechanics, including a Hoof Trimming Wet Lab, Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners, three day seminar, September 2014
  • Podiatry and Lameness Seminars & Wet Labs, Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners, three day seminar, September 2014
  • Equine Hind Limb Dissection, Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners, September 2014
  • Equine Myofascial Release I, The Equine Therapeutic Center, July 2014
  • CERA02 Equine Athletics Module (4 Day Seminar), Animal Rehab Institute, March 2014
    • Advanced Equine Lameness Evaluation  & Recent Veterinary Treatment Options for Orthopedic Injury's - (Dr. Melissa King, DVM)
    • Common Equine Muscle Disorders & Neurological Conditions - (Dr. Anna Firshman, DVM)
    • Conditioning the Equine Athlete – (Dr. Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, MRCVS)
    • Current Research In Equine Rehabilitation – (Dr. Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, MRCVS)
  • CERA01 Introduction to Equine Rehabilitation Therapy (10 Day Seminar), Animal Rehab Institute, October 2013
  • Equine Anatomy Workshop, Animal Rehab Institute, October 2013
  • Building Science Thermographer - Level I, Scott Wood Associates, March 2013
  • Certified Equine Ergonomist, Saddle Fit 4 Life, March 2013
  • Equine Infrared Imaging, Equine IR, January 2013
  • Masterson Method Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork, Certified Practitioner, May 2012