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Performance Saddlefits Victoria

Zoe Messina is currently working towards her Society of Master Saddlefitters UK qualification.

As a Human and Equine Acupuncturist, Zoe was constantly being confronted with the long reaching effects of ill fitting saddles for both horse and rider. The correlation between back pain, compensatory posture and saddlefit issues soon became obvious. This spurred her to learn as much as she could about how the saddle affects the biomechanical health of the equine/human relationship.

Zoe started her saddle fitting career working with Peter Horobin Saddlery between 2010-2012. After returning from Maternity leave in 2015 (two children later) she has now joined forces with Paula Jeffery from Performance Saddle Fits NSW to form the Victorian arm of this highly successful and expertly qualified saddle fitting company.

With a background in equine therapy and nutrition, Zoe brings a dynamic assessment approach to every horse she sees.

Dual qualified as a human and horse acupuncturist and herbalist, Zoe also has qualifications in equine massage, equine science and has experience as a professional hoof care provider. She has studied extensively with Dr Eleanor Kellon in equine nutrition and manufactures and distributes the popular Missy’s Bucket mineral mix – specially designed for horses in Australia.

Along with saddle fitting and bodywork, Zoe can help you with nutritional management and hoof care advice if you require it.