Meet True North's Associates
Here at True North Equine we strive to help your horse live a happy healthy life. In order to accomplish this goal, we believe team work is the key. We have several associates that help us achieve our goal. Whether it is farrier work, dentistry, massage, energy work, and more! True North and their associates work together on many cases. Here are a few biography's on some of our team!
Marcia Rosenberger - Animal Communicator
A Certified Reiki Master and professional animal communicator, Marcia is also trained in holistic natural horseman techniques to help develop a positive working relationship between horse and owner. Communicating with animals since childhood, Marcia took time out to pursue degrees and work in Veterinary Technology, Molecular Biology, Technical and Science Communication, and a teaching certificate before returning to her first love, animal communication.
How animal communication helps
Despite our best efforts, sometimes the health and behavior of our horses leaves us confused and frustrated. It seems like every step in equine training and care involves a million decisions that leave us wondering; did it work, is it worth it? Animal communication can shorten this process by giving us feedback directly from the horse. Better yet, communicating with your horse is the fastest way to improve your relationship.
How animal communication assists our veterinarians
Animal communication never replaces good veterinary care, rather it helps you find the pain. Marcia tells you how the situation feels to your horse. She will work with you or the vet and describe the specific nature of the problem.
For example, when you ask why my horse won’t eat, he could have pain in his teeth or stomach, smell something odd in his food, or be depressed. With this knowledge, you and your vet can decide which steps to take.
Marcia using animal communication and energy work to assist Dr. Ann-Marie Hancock as she makes osteopathic adjustments.
How to contact Marcia
Patrice Sager - Thorne Bottom Farm LLC
Patrice Sager, AHA, PHC, NRC Plus, and Nutrition as Therapy online equine nutrition courses
In addition to Patrice’s 15+ years as an AHA/PHCP* professionally certified hoof care provider; 6+ years as a dairy goat owner/production operator; through much study; and with a passion for nutritional health, she developed K.I.S.Trace and Ru-Min Pro.
*American Hoof Association and Progressive Hoof Care Practitioner and Mentor
To learn more or purchase K.I.S. Trace please go to the website below
Krystin was born with horses in her back yard and has been a life long equestrian. She grew up eventing and managing barns. In high school she became interested in Equine dentistry as a carrier but ran into conflicting information on how the achieve this goal. So she chose to attend the dental assisting program offered in High school. This lead to a 13yr carrier, as an certified dental assistant and kick started her knowledge of dentition and the TMJ. Eventually she was able to apply this knowledge to the horse, when she found a dental school, with a paradigm she believed in.
It was in 2004 when Krystin started pursuing her path in Equine dentistry and became certified as a Natural Balance Dentist in 2006. She held her certification in Natural Balance Equine dentistry until 2011. It was then when she had to make the hard decision to attend a state approved continuing education program, to maintain her Virginia and Texas equine dental licenses. However, she still follows the basic paradigm of the natural balance dentist.
Stephanie Carter, FNTP Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Stephanie believes that optimal health and performance begin with nutrition. She is passionate about partnering with companion animal and equine owners to help guide them in their journeys toward vitality.
After studying at Michigan State and North Carolina State universities, Stephanie opened Storybrooke Farms in Raleigh, where she taught and competed in the Hunters, Jumpers, and Dressage for 10 years. She and her husband recently relocated to the Warrenton area in December of 2019, with the intent of opening an equine rehabilitation facility.
In addition to her nutritional qualifications, Stephanie received her equestrian education from Olympic coach and silver medalist, Major Robert J. Borg, has worked as a Veterinary Technician for 15 years, is American Riding Instructor’s Association (ARIA) certified, and has an Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT) certification.
Indigo Ancestral Health, Catlett, VA
Myles Hopton, EqDT
I have been involved with horses since the age of 10, and have 15 years of experience working with horses in the show jumping arena. For eight of those years, I worked for a professional show jumper, traveling worldwide to shows and providing for the care and needs of his horses, both at home and on the road.
I have learned a great deal through my experiences and developed a skill for working well with many different kinds of horses. My goal is to enhance the well-being of horses and offer quality services to the equine world as an equine dental technician.
I am a graduate of the American School of Equine Dentistry, and a certified member of the Equine Dental Providers of America.
After attending the American School of Equine Dentistry, and through working with many vets and equine dentists, I have seen marked improvement in the rideability, performance and overall well-being in horses who have received quality dental care.
A large amount of my work is done with hand tools, but also power tools when required, using the latest state-of-the-art equipment. I do the majority of my work on horse’s un-sedated, working with a veterinarian when sedation is required.
I am committed to excellence and to helping horses attain their optimum level of comfort, enabling them to reach their peak performance and to satisfy the owner's needs. I treat every horse with extreme care and respect and provide the owner with understanding of what we are trying to achieve.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 540-454-6053 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village Backsmith - Wellness Shoppe -
Addy Melvin runs the - Wellness Shoppe of The Village Backsmith.
the Wellness Shoppe carries many natural and homeopathic remedies that we highly recommend.
Located conveniently in down town Middleburg, VA
Dr. L. Andrew Smith, DC is a chiropractor and Active Release Techniques (ART) specialist in private practice. Dr. Smith's 27-year career is anchored in interventional soft-tissue cases, work and study. He helps athletes of all ages and levels, including Olympic and professional, reach their full potential utilizing a growing arsenal of myofascial release tools, techniques and ideas inspired by his core work in ART, Graston, Travell Trigger Point Therapy and traditional osseous manipulation.
Since 2011, the horses have been whispering ideas to him, teaching him more efficient and effective approaches to the angles of myofascial release, with exciting results for his human and equine clients.
direct 941-258-1117 office 540-687-5453
Tyler Whidby is the owner and operator of Final Journey, he is also a disabled veteran
Flat Rate - Compassionate Removal Services of Equine Partners
In Memoriam - Family Pet Aftercare
In Memoriam is a pet aftercare facility specializing in individual and private cremation of the family companion including large animal and equine. We are family-owned, operated and conveniently located. We respectfully honor pet parents within Virginia, Metro DC areas and beyond. With a state-of-the-art facility, we care for the smallest of pets to the largest. Our trained staff is knowledgeable, courteous and dedicated to meeting your needs. We pledge to treat all pets with the utmost respect, and we welcome any questions you may have.
Located at: 4508 Upper Cub Run Dr. Chantilly, VA 20151
Mike Jarvis - Voltaire Saddles
Saddle Specialist based in Fredrick MD at Highgarden farm with
his family, serves MD and Northern Virginia.
Balance is very important - Mike loves working with the horses and
riders to find balance for both in the saddle to optimize performance.