Dr Lena Clifford Animal Biomechanical Solutions

In this episode I speak with Dr Lena Clifford from Animal Biomechanical Solutions. Lena studied veterinary science in her homeland of Germany, doing a doctorate there before coming to Australia to be with her now husband Darrall who is an extraordinary horse person in his own right.

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Lena teaching acupuncture on cattle to vets in Switzerland

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Lena teaching vets and farriers about orthopaedic balance in horses in Germany

You will hear how Lena felt the vet world taught her scientific skills but there were holes to be filled in treating animals in a more confident way instead of give them a drug and play the odds. She found a teacher and mentor in TCM and her world changed forever.

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Dr Lena Clifford treating a foal

Lena will get you thinking, if you haven’t already, about why you rug your horse, at what age you might like to think of starting your horse under saddle based on science, how much support foals needs once it is born and so many other interesting topics.

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From Lena “My big boy in Germany, he is the one to the left. Sultan is a Thüringer draft horse. We used to do everything from dressage to harness work, trail riding and bridleless bareback work.”

Lena is a wonderful horsewoman and has her own stories to tell about the horses she has trained.

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From Lena “Koda: my 3.5yr old stallion, he is quarterhorse x stockhorse. I got him completely unhandled as a 2.5 yr old he had never seen people and was quite aggressive to start with – out of fear. Now he is the most affectionate horse and just lovely to be around. He is not ridden yet.”

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From Lena “Dusty to the left and Koda to the right. Dusty is a 8 yr old quarter x gelding, that we got unhandled. He had some handling we learned after we bought him and he is very scared because of it so he has time to settle and is doing ground work and we started light riding.”

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Dr Lena Clifford with her faithful companion Ted the Kelpie. He goes to all Lena’s consults and all of her clients know him well.

If you’d like to get in touch with Lena you can go to her website or Facebook page. Lena and her husband Darrall speak all over the world so get in touch with them to find out when they are coming to a city near you.

You can listen to this episode here.