Deb McGuire – Performance Plus Arabians LLC, Sioux Falls, SD
I got involved with Allan a few years ago at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. I was having major problems with a mare bucking prior to the show. I had injected her back, styfles’, ECT… but couldn’t find the problem. After Allan worked on her twice the mare was Champion in her hunter division at the show. Since then I have had him work on many horses with positive results! Many Veterinarians work on lameness but there are still unsoundness issues that horses experience from muscles and tissue that is locked up causing their movement in performance to be limited. Freedom of movement in the show ring is of ultimate importance. Allan has improved every horse that he has consistently worked on for me. I only wish that he were closer to my area for continued treatments not only for my horses but also for myself.
Jessica Bein – Bein Performance Horses, Scottsdale, AZ
First, you have proven your theories utilizing the “Rolfing” technique by literally reducing our vet bills by half! Many horses that you have treated have had chronic lameness issues in the past. After only 3 treatments we have seen such changes as: reduced lameness, improved fluidity, and overall improved performance.
Second, I personally had an injury that kept me from riding for 13 weeks. Although I did return to riding, I was not the same. I was unable to bend or even stand straight. This led me to riding much more conservatively, far from my personal best. After my full 10 sessions with you, I have improved dexterity and have returned to my normal routines.
Thank you for making a difference in my life!
Lou Roper – The Roper Ranch, Inc., San Marcos, CA
My name is Lou Roper and I have had the pleasure to make my livelihood at a job I REALLY love. I have been in the horse industry for all of my life and have been in the San Diego area for over 30 years. I own/manage the Roper Ranch where we train/instruct in various disciplines such as: Starting Youngsters, Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Trail, Reining, Equitation, Western Riding and just general horsemanship. We keep about 60+ head of horses on our property in San Marcos with most of the horses in full or part time training. We have a complete staff to make sure that every horse is looked after every day for what they need.
I have also had the pleasure of winning the Arabian National Championship in Trail 11 times with many Reserve National Champions and Top Ten’s. I have also had a number of Champion Amateur and Junior Riders. I have been Region 1 Horseman Of The Year for the past two years and I have been nominated 4 times by The Arabian professional & Amateur Horseman’s Association for the Working Western Trainer Of The Year award.
It was just a little over a year ago when I had the fortune of meeting Allan. Allan is an Equine Rolfer. I did not know what that was either! I was VERY skeptical. I listened while one of my junior riders (now grown up and a professional on her own) discussed Rolfing and what her studies had shown her. I was listing very closely. The decision was made to let him work on one of our show horses that was very successful in the show arena, but just wasn’t right in his motion. It would take too long to describe the time, effort, and concentration Allan put in on the horse. I have had the chiropractors, vets, witchdoctors, etc. to try and make horses feel better, but what I felt when Allan did his series was amazing. I could tell by the horse that Allan had made him feel MUCH better. I have had Allan work on many horses and have referred him to many of my colleges. I am glad that Allan has chosen to work with horses, because I know there are so few Rolfers in the equine industry. He is really needed.
For those of you that meet Allan you will find him forthright, honest and he will be able to tell you if this is the right thing (or not) for your horses. He is truly a gentle man and a gentleman.
For all of you who love your horses, want to have them move and feel better, I would highly recommend Allan.
Jackie Alkin – Royal Salute, Cavecreek, AZ
I own and operate Royal Salute, training and boarding facility in Cavecreek, AZ. We compete with our Arabian and Half Arabian’s in dressage, working hunter, jumper, sport horse, as well as sidesaddle. I also raise and train Anglo Arabs, including Vagabonds Daniel; a now 20 year old gelding who is a multi-national and regional champion in a great variety of discipline; the majority of which are working hunter and jumper classes. To say Danny has a lot of miles is an under statement, and as he has got older, I have found that Rolfing has been a tremendous help to him for maintaining great muscle tone and elasticity of the deep tissues, enabling Danny to wake up and warm up a lot more efficiently, especially on those early horse show mornings, the most recent of which was the Scottsdale All Arabian Show, where Danny had his Rolfing session on the Tuesday before he went Working Hunter champion, Junior to Ride on the Friday.
Allan Mutschler has a great rapport with the horses and has convinced me that Rolfing is a great benefit to the competition horse.