Welcome to Equi-SMART. Equi-SMART passionately offers you quality products and services in the equine industry, as well as experiential learning for the general public!
Equine Sports Massage Therapy
Melissa Caccamo has been a certified EMT since 2008 and has since practiced on thousands of horses, varying in disciplines, competitive levels, and degrees of pain. Her soft touch and competent skills allow any horse to relax into their treatment, and her qualified eyes and hands can pinpoint issues and offer explanations and solutions.
Injury Rehabilitation, Reconditioning, and Preventative Maintenance
Melissa began noticing that there was a lack of quality educational resources available to rehabilitate horses from various injuries and condition them to avoid primary or repetitive issues. Various horses were entering Equi-SMART’s programs with recurring problems, and potentially career or even life ending concerns. With the vision to provide answers and long-term rehab and exercise plans, Melissa returned to the books and developed her education with extensive knowledge in biomechanics, physiology, and physiotherapy.
Educational Classes, Clinics, and Seminars
It is Equi-SMART’s belief that when it comes to horses, the learning never ends. Melissa has a passion for teaching, and over the years has developed many different classes and seminars offered to the equine industry, as well as the internationally renowned Equi-Health Canada classes. She gained certification as an instructor in early 2017 and has since offered classes nationwide.
Equine Assisted Learning
Melissa Caccamo always knew that horses were offering intel to the humans around them that we weren’t perhaps seeing or hearing, and had to explore that deeper. She gained her certification as an Equine Assisted Personal Development Coach in 2014, and as an Equine Assisted Corporate Development Facilitator in 2016. Now, certified under EAL Canada as an associate trainer and Equine Assisted Facilitator, she welcomes individuals, couples, families, groups, camps, and corporate teams to find out what they can learn from the herd.
It’s pretty obvious in observing a herd that leadership is a necessary quality for survival. As an extension to experiential learning, Equi-SMART provides access to personal, professional and financial tools, developed from the top leaders in the world in leadership and success principles.
Guided Tour of Equine Anatomy (Ontario Veterinary College)
Equine Science and Business education accomplishments
Many years experience in stable and facility management
Accomplished competitive rider in cutting and other disciplines
SafeTalk Training (suicide and crisis response)
Equi-SMART’s services are based in Southern Ontario, however in 2017 Equi-SMART expanded to include broad regions across Canada. With future goals to expand internationally, classes and services can certainly be brought to greater distances.