Equinology

The  Equinology® Approach

The Equinology® Approach was developed by Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW, founder of Equinology Inc. and co-founder of the International Equine Body Worker Association. She has used this technique successfully for her own client base for over 25 years, and has shared it with thousands of students, many of which were already equine professionals, all over the world.  This unique hands-on system addresses the whole body, implementing specific manual palpation methods to assess soft tissue and symmetry of muscle and structure, and utilizing detailed static and dynamic evaluation to inform the practitioner. Different bodywork techniques — including sports massage, soft tissue mobilization, stretching, range of motion and positioning exercises, as well as “focal” point work (stress and trigger points) —  are combined to provide optimal support for horses working in every discipline. Reflecting Debranne’s passion for academic precision with regard to equine musculoskeletal anatomy, the Equinology® Approach stands out because it is comprehensively anatomically referenced. The Equinology® Approach continues to evolve from Debranne’s extensive experience and ongoing learning from her colleagues and mentors — both human and equine.

Equinology, Inc. (est. 1994) is a company dedicated to providing quality courses in horse health science and care. Its leading course curriculum is
developed to interest the practicing professional as well as those just beginning their studies.

Our satisfied students include veterinarians, chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, trainers, grooms, yard managers, horse owners and those who have had no experience with horses! Care has been taken in choosing instructors and subjects that will enhance, review and expand the students’ knowledge in their particular equine field.

All courses are taught by veterinarians or specialists and are non-invasive.  Students searching for continued education will find  what they need through many of the courses offered by Equinology.

For those working towards certification, Equinology has outlined the ideal programme to allow students to practice at their full potential. It is not our intention that you take all courses through Equinology: many of you will have already fulfilled some of the course prerequisites.

Individual workshops are one day to two weeks in length and courses are usually offered at least once a year.  Equinology has earned respect in the field by our dedication to turning out prepared students and by offering continuing education. We emphasize a strong background in anatomy thus enabling the student of work and converse with confidence in their chosen profession.

Why should you choose Equinology Inc. for your educational needs?

• Our instructors are highly qualified, dynamic, well-spoken and reliable

• Every course is well-presented with the latest information and much hands-on experience

• You can take one course of interest or an entire certification programme

• We offer four levels of Equinology Equine Body Worker® certification

• Graduate Body Workers receive free listing on the Equinology and Equinenergy websites

• Continuing education courses are available for those seeking out school requirements

• Membership to International Equinology Equine Body Worker Association for both students and graduates of the Equinology Equine Body Worker® programme

• Equinology Inc® is approved in the USA by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider .

• We are always evolving! New ideas, new courses, things YOU ask for!