EQ75E: Equinology Equine Massage and Body Work for Owners

We decided it was time to offer our unique Equinology guide to equine massage bodywork for horseowners and trainers. Even if you plan to only work on your own horse, it is essential to learn how to do so properly from experienced instructors. Please note: this is not a certification course and will not give participants a qualification to practice professionally. Full information for the EQ100E Equinology Equine Body Worker™ certification course is available here.

To ensure that participants receive the personalized instruction, only approved instructors will lead these 3-day workshops. This Equine Massage and Body Work Course will offer our unique blend of equine sports massage, soft tissue release and stretching. The class is presented with loads of hands-on practical experience, specimens, multimedia illustrations and video clips. Students will also receive a course manual to support the techniques demonstrated. Students attending this course who decide to continue on to the Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification Course will receive a discount of GBP100.00 upon registration for the certification course which is valid for one year from completion of EQ75.

Whilst this course is billed as an Introduction Equine Massage course, it offers much more information than many basic massage workshops. This course is appropriate for a variety of individuals. For those considering working professionally in the field of equine body work, it provides an in-depth overview as to what is really involved. Although the course is not required to participate in our Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification courses, it will give a beneficial head start to those participants who plan to continue onto the certification course. Horse owners will benefit not only by learning the techniques but will also learn how to utilize bodywork as a regular assessment of their horse’s condition. Trainers will find that these techniques will help horses in their care especially as these horses advance in their training. Saddle fitters will be able to release some of the restrictions that alter the horse’s posture, prior to fitting a different saddle. Overall, the horse is the winner with improved health care, performance, comfort and communication with his care giver.

Learning the techniques properly is not the only important aspect of equine massage. Body mechanics need to be considered for effective bodywork. Correct body mechanics and safe bodywork techniques are strongly emphasized throughout the Equinology programme.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Locating the surface anatomy
Muscles addressed during the session
Common areas of stress
Encouraging communication and interaction during the session
Differentiating between normal and pain responses
Massage and body work techniques
Stretching
Correct and effective body mechanics

APPROVED INSTRUCTORS:
Debranne Pattillo , Master Equinology® Equine Body Worker, Course author
Dr. Nicole Rombach, APM, Master Equinology®Equine Body Worker, Canine Body Worker, MSc., PhD
Ruth Mitchell Golladay, Equinology® Equine Body Worker, Licensed Physical Therapist
Dr. Mila Speciani, MV, Equinology® Equine Body Worker
Megan Kanz, Master Equinology® Equine Body Worker
Tina Watkins, Equinology® Equine Body Worker, Equine Sports Therapist
Sarah Linton, Equinology® Equine Body Worker

Hours: 8:00am-5pm daily with 30 minutes for lunch

Tuition: includes manual, DVD clips and class supplies.

Prerequisites: Participants must be comfortable working around horses and picking up the limbs.

Suggestions for prior and/or further studies: Although not required for this particular course, individuals may find the Equinology EQ50: Online Equine Anatomy Course Distance Study helpful. EQ50 is the required pre-course study for the Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification Courses.