Shelley Thomas, MPT, CERP, C-PS
Physical Therapy + Performance


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Hi, I’m Shelley Thomas.

Hi, I’m Shelley Thomas. I’m a physical therapist, rider, and competitor. My company, Intrepid Wellness, focuses on helping horses and riders move and perform better, and helping riders learn to listen to their horses. I specialize in working with event, dressage, and hunter-jumper horses and riders. Those sports are my passion, and I can help those horses and riders best because I understand their performance needs. I’m secretly obsessed with how athletic cutting horses are, so that might be what I do when I decide I’m too old to gallop and jump horses.

My goal is to help you understand how your horse moves and what you can do to help him stay sound and healthy. Equestrian sports are incredibly special and create a strong bond between horse and rider, but they do put a lot of stress and strain on horses. Riders have a great responsibility to help their horse stay healthy and get fit to handle the loads we place on them. I’d love to be part of your team and help you reach your goals.

I also work with riders at all levels helping you improve your symmetry and strength in the saddle. I think one of the kindest things we can do for our horses is to be “better backpacks.” When you move well, are pain free, and feel strong enough to ride well, you gain confidence, which your horse loves! They are more confident when you are more confident.

I hope we can work together! I see horses and riders in-person (my home base is near Boise, Idaho) and virtually. I also offer a lot of digital courses to help you learn systems and tools you can use in your horse management program. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

To the horses!

Work with me!

For the Horse

Physiotherapy sessions keep your horse performing at his best and help prevent injuries, or help the horse recover from an injury. Biomechanical analysis and postural evaluations help you identify weaknesses in your horse and develop a plan to improve their strength, movement, and body alignment. Shelley has specialized training in treating horses and uses her extensive physical therapy background with people to improve your horse’s movement and posture.

Custom 1:1 Wellness Coaching

Do you know what to do to improve your riding but don’t actually do it? Customized wellness coaching helps equestrians who are struggling to balance career, family, and sport find time and energy to tackle their own wellness program. Let’s work tighter and close the gap to help you ride with confidence. Book a free consultation today.

Clinics at your Barn

Shelley is available for physiotherapy and biomechanic clinics at your barn. Please contact her for details and available dates. These clinics can be tailored to your barn’s needs.

Intrepid Wellness 365

A membership program for equestrians designed to help you get fit to ride, develop a resilient and calm mindset, and learn the best horse management practices to keep your horse sound and performing well. Developed by Shelley Thomas, a physical therapist (for horses and humans) and life-long equestrian, IW365 mission is to help you safely train you and your horse for performance.

Fit + Flow Eq

Fit + Flow Eq is my comprehensive body and mind transformation program for busy, stressed-out equestrians who take amazing care of their horses but struggle with their own training program.

In this group coaching program, you will learn how to create a wellness and training plan that you will actually follow. You’ll go from feeling disheartened about the effort you were able to put into your performance, to feeling calm, organized, and intentional with your horse.

Free Equine Rehabilitation Webinars

The goal of this webinar series is to equip you with a better understanding of rehabilitation programs. This will help you design a rehab program and better communicate with your vets & rehab team.