specialised courses in equine and canine sports massage and health care science taught by world-renowned veterinarians and specialists in their respective fields

Est. 1999

There are many competing equine and canine sports massage programmes, but which course is the best choice for your certification?


Studying to become an equine or canine body worker involves more than learning a new skill set. You have to demonstrate your talent for this profession to everyone in the equine or canine world, and we teach you how to do just that!
Since 1999, Equinenergy Ltd., in conjunction with Equinology, Inc., has raised the bar in continuing education and is the international gold standard for equine and canine sports massage certification programmes.

Guidance for student and graduate EEBWs and CCBWs, following the most recent UK government directive on returning to work under current Covid-19 restrictions:

  • Return to work with clients should only be considered if the current social distancing and biosafety rules can be observed


  • It is the practitioner’s responsibility to carry out a risk assessment, prior to resuming appointments. This should emphasise that practitioners and clients must confirm that neither party has symptoms of or has been in contact with a third party who has Covid-19 symptoms, or has been infected with Covid-19.
  • When visiting clients, practice PPE: wear a face mask, ensure that handwashing facilities are available, carry/use antiseptic solution, minimise contact with surfaces such as doors and gates, and request that the animal is ready/waiting for you to start your session.
  • Document any abnormal observations or events that could be related to Covid-19, during your session
  • See regular clients only, and request that only the owner be present: minimise any group gathering
  • For small animals, the preferred session venue is in a clinic – avoid home visits whenever possible
  • Consider accepting payments via electronic transfer only
  • Remain vigilant and genuinely assess each client visit based on possible risk to you and/or your client.

It is up to the individual practitioner to carry out a risk assessment when considering continuation of routine appointments, and to understand and adhere to national directives that govern biosecurity measures and social distancing.

Equinenergy wishes you a safe and healthy return to work!

Updated 12 May 2020


Equinology® certification levels range from 300+hours to 2500+hours. We offer our flagship Equinology® Equine Body Worker (EEBW) certification in equine sports massage, as well as Level II Level III, and Master Equinology Equine Body Worker (MEEBW) certification.

Caninology® Certification

The leading canine sports massage curriculum, with two levels of Caninology Canine Body Worker® certification

Information and Pricing

Register early, as most clinics have a substantial waitlist! Members of Professional Associations – receive a 10% discount on the total cost for any UK-based courses*!

Course Manual

Purchase the new ‘Anatomy of Equine Bodywork: The Equinology® Approach’ by Debranne Pattillo! Many books address anatomy, and many books discuss sports massage for horses, but none combine both of these subjects at this level of expertise.

2020 Calendar

21 – 29 July
CN3000: Caninology Canine Body Worker (CCBW) Certification Course
with Dr Mila Speciani, DVM, EEBW, CCBW

12 – 20 August
EQ100E Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification Course
with Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW

23 – 31 August
EQ100E Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification Course
with Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW

I attended Ruth Mitchell-Golladay’s Equine MFR1 course in June 2018. I was very impressed with the high standard of teaching and organisation of the course. The attending candidates were all of a high calibre: vets, chiropractors, McTimoney and sports massage practitioners, all of whom had a heap of experience under their belts which made for a really lively and interesting lot of questions and debate. I especially liked the amount of science put behind the practical. There was plenty of practical practice on humans and horses – a very enjoyable and informative course which gave me lots of confidence and extra tools to use in my everyday treatments.

Alix Tidmarsh

MFR and sports massage practitioner for equine and canines, SW London/Guildford/Windsor area

I found CN3000 extremely stimulating and pedagogically relevant as you are hands-on dogs straight away, putting the theory in perspective with the practical aspect. The content and the delivery were of the highest quality. I cannot recommend the course more.

Jo Adams

CN3000 attendee, Lecturer/Administrator, Essex

Absolutely loved my course ran by Equinenergy® at Writtle college. It was intensive and hard work but it was very informative and worth every penny. I love learning and wasn’t disappointed with content and the level of detail. Really looking forward to the next one.

Pollyanna FitzGerald

Sport Therapist (EQ100, July 2018), Oxfordshire

Equinenergy Ltd®, theUnited Kingdom division of Equinology, Inc. presents the leading Equinology Equine Body Worker® and Caninology Canine Body Worker® certification programmes. Equinenergy Ltd. is an approved school of the International Equine Body Worker Association. The EEBW® and CCBW® certification programmes are approved by the NCBTMB.

We offer recognised certification courses in equine complementary healthcare modalities that maintain and improve the well-being and performance of the horse. In addition, CANINENERGY Ltd. offers a full curriculum of recognized certification courses in canine complementary healthcare science.

Equinenergy® and Writtle University College – in partnership since 2003 to produce excellence in equine and canine complementary health care education


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