ABOUT CARRIE ANN KELEN

Carrie Ann Kelen [aka Aiken's laser girl] was born and raised in up-state New York, in the small town of Latham between Albany and Saratoga. She has always shown a wonderful connection and love for animals, especially horses. Seeking a career in which she could follow her passion, she decided to direct her energies toward becoming a veterinarian. While a pre-vet student working at a small animal hospital, she had an opportunity to shadow a physical therapist working with the clinic’s rehabilitation cases. This experience introduced Carrie to her true passion, and within a few weeks, she was committed to becoming a professional equine therapist. She felt that as a veterinarian she may only see patients for vaccines and in times of distress, but as a physical therapist she could have a more intimate, positive and ongoing relationship with the animals she helped. This revelation led Carrie to Midway College in Kentucky where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Equine Studies with a concentration in Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation. During this time she had the honor to intern with Lexington Kentucky’s top equine therapists Mimi Porter and Monica Martins; innovators and international leaders in the field of equine therapy. After three years of refining her skills, Carrie was ready to strike out on her own and established Results Equine Therapy in 2008.

Carrie currently resides in the town of Aiken, South Carolina with her amazing support system; Peter (the husband), Josie (the dog) and Cole (the cat). Mahogany (the horse) is stabled close by at Stable on the Woods and together they participate in all disciplines; trail riding in the Hitchcock Woods, Dressage, Jumping, Eventing and enjoying all that Aiken has to offer its equestrian community. Her multi-disciplined approach gives her an understanding of the unique physical demands each aspect of the sport presents to both horse and rider. To enhance her therapy skills, Carrie also draws on her experiences from working various jobs within the equine industry; including caring for broodmares and foals, breaking yearlings, thoroughbred sales-prep, lay-up care, barn management, stallion representation and, of course, years of equine therapy on all breeds, ages and levels of performance.

SUPPORT


MIMI PORTER

Equine Therapist

Since in 1982, Carrie's mentor, Mimi Porter has worked to make physical therapy a part of routine equine health care. Mimi is the foremost Equine Therapist in Lexington Kentucky and an international leader in the field. She is also the author of an extremely informative book "The New Equine Sports Therapy."


PETER KELEN

Co-owner

Peter is co-owner and the other half of Results Equine Therapy. He will frequently assist during treatment sessions, acting as an extra set of eyes and hands. He also takes care of business behind the scenes and supports RET services throughout South Carolina.


MONICA MARTINS

Equine Therapist

Monica was a veterinarian in Brazil before joining Mimi to follow her passion as an equine and canine therapist. While Carrie Ann's internship advisor, Monica not only carried out mobile therapy in Lexington, but also worked as a therapist in KESMARC, a full service equine rehabilitation center, and BARC, their small animal rehabilitation center.