Staff profile

Chloe  Mabbutt

Chloe Mabbutt



Lecturer in Equine and Veterinary Physiotherapy
3rd Year Equine Supervisor

Module Lead:
Business Skills
Complementary Therapies
Equine and Canine Anatomy and Physiology
Performance Evaluation and Enhancement

lecture on:
Essential Skills In the Equine Industry – Equitation
Exercise Physiology
Massage and Remedial Exercise
Professional Skills for Equine Therapists
Rehabilitation and Performance
Undergraduate Dissertation Supervision


I have a passion for therapy and performance and the need for evidence based research to support or dispute the use of complementary therapies. I have been a self-employed therapist and instructor in the past, but now focus on lecturing. I have currently undertaken a PGCHEP to improve my teaching skills also. I am now undertaking a PGDip in Veterinary Physiotherapy, to expand my therapy practice in to canine as well as equine.

Prior to entering lecturing I worked on various yards including Hartpury College where I helped run events as well as coordinate the day to day activities of the yard. During this time I obtained my BHS qualifications to teach riding. I also worked at the HEROs charity in Lambourn rehabilitating ex racehorses for a short time prior to working at Hartpury. It was during my time at Hartpury I realised my passion for continued education and lecturing. I went on to complete a practitioners diploma in Equine Sports Massage, where I then set up my own business, as well as worked as a self-employed sales agent for Equissage Therapy. This also linked well to my ability to teach riding so I could work with riders and horses.

From this I decided to undertake a Masters degree and study the effects of massage to add validity to my work. I then obtained a role at Moulton College lecturing on further education and higher education courses, as well as being a course manager for the level 3 Equine BTEC programme. After 2 years in this post I decided to spread my wings and join Writtle University College where I wish to enhance my higher education lecturing skills, and work with students to create publishable research, as well as obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy.


MRes Equine Performance
PGDip Veterinary Physiotherapy (currently undertaking)
BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science (Equestrian Psychology)
BHS PTT and UKCC Level 2 Coach
Equine Sports Massage Practitioner
PGCHEP – Postgraduate Certification in Higher Education Practice

Professional Courses:
- Kinesiotaping (RockTape UK)
- First Aid at Work
- Canine First Aid
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


In the process of writing up Masters research for publication

Title: A Preliminary Investigation in to the Effects of a Short-term Massage Programme on Gait Parameter Variables, and Overall Gait Scored by a Panel, in Riding School Horses

Numerous magazine articles in "Horse and Hound" and "The Equine Transition"