"My horse Abba, a 16.3hh, thoroughbred gelding, somersaulted in April 2005 at the age of sixteen and landed heavily on his back with his saddle on. He started to show the soreness in his back during 2006. He has had regular sessions with Equine Chiropractors, Holistic Healers and vets. He had supplements of Mobility HA, Super Codlovine and Devil’s Claw Tea every day before and after the fall. In May of 2009 Abba came off these supplements and has had only “LubriSyn”, a totally natural product to help with the joints. Dirk Hambloch manipulated his back in June 2009 and recommended that I “Free Lunge” Abba for three weeks, twice a day, and have absolutely no weight on his back at all. I have been riding Abba for two weeks now and I can feel a definite “freedom” in his back and willingness to go “forward”. His well being is that of a much happier horse. I have been doing flatwork, jumping and hacking and Abba feels like a “new” horse and definitely younger than twenty years of age."
Joyce & Sandy - Hamden, Ohio, United States
“We really appreciated your work on Ollie. We rode him now and could not believe how free his back was – his trot was awesome right from the start. Thanks again, it was a pleasure to meet you!”
Samantha Pearson - Virginia, United States
"When I met Dirk I did not know he was a Manual Therapist - I knew him only as a trainer. I was riding a young horse who had a marked stiffness to the right, especially in the canter work. Dirk deduced that it was probably his SI joint, and treated him accordingly. I couldn't believe the difference in the horse - he was loose and supple, and a lot more even in both directions. I will only use Dirk from now on for maintaining my horses."
Phillip Hill - Santa Barbara, USA
"Hi Dirk, Prior to your treating Danny for his SI joint (about 30 days ago), he rubbed his hock pretty much everyday and it was red and raw. Since you treated him for his SI joint he is moving much better and and no longer rubs his hock raw. I expect in the next several months the hock sore will be gone. Thanks for treating the cause and not just the symptom."
Zanelle Naude - Okahandja, Namibia
"I just wanted to give a progress report on Billy. He is doing much better - he has really improved, he does not buck and kick out any more when I lunge him or get emotional. He has become a lot more relaxed and has even accepted the whip a bit more. I am really proud of him, he is more relaxed with the saddle on. He has learned to walk faster with more rhythm and to trot more relaxed but with a good rhythm. I can even get him to canter more relaxed without running away or going into a gallop. The best part, his attention is 99% of the time on me and he is actually listening to me and paying attention to me a lot more. I can feel that our bond has grown more, a few more weeks and I might just have my old boy back. I am really impressed and feel so stupid that I did not see what the problem was. Thank you so much for all that you have done!! Can't wait for our next lesson."
President of the Namibia Endurance Ride Association - Tsumeb, Namibia
"Dirk has treated several endurance horses with great success. He is a master on the field of the physiology of the horse, as well as horse trainer and dressage rider. We would very much like to engage his services in the future, as we have internationally competitive horses which need to be in excellent condition to compete."