EQ100E: Equinology Equine Body Worker (EEBW) Certification Course


Dates: 19-27 April 2024 – Czech Republic, 13-21 August 2024 – United Kingdom—– | —– Cost: £1995.00 —–

Instructor: Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW (hon)MSc.

Join us for our signature certification course, which offers a unique blend of equine sports massage, soft tissue release, stretching and point therapy!

This 9-day, 500+ hours course, includes a prerequisite online anatomy course (EQ50: https://equinology.com/product/eq50-equine-anatomy-precourse-distance-study/), the 9-day practicum, and a 250+ hour guided externship and examination to round off the full EEBW certification!

Why join our EEBW certification programme?

The Equinology® Equine Bodyworker Certification Course will change your approach to equine horse care! The course offers a comprehensive education, and also provides a unique and highly recognized qualification in the field. Here are several compelling reasons why you should enroll in our course:

  1. Established Reputation: Equinology® is one of the longest-running equine sports massage programmes, with a rich history dating back to 1994! The program’s longevity signifies its commitment to excellence and proficiency in equine bodywork education.
  2. RACE-Approved: The Equinology® Equine Bodyworker Certification Course is RACE- approved by the American Association of State Veterinary Boards, offering continuing education for veterinarians and vet techs. This recognition ensures that the course meets high standards and is widely accepted within the veterinary community.
  3. Flexible Learning Options: The program is designed to accommodate individuals at various levels of education, making it accessible for both beginners and seasoned professionals. Regardless of your background, Equinology® welcomes everyone, fostering an inclusive learning environment.
  4. Comprehensive Pre-course Study: The Equine Anatomy Precourse Online study provides a solid foundation for the onsite EQ100 course. This self-paced study allows you to familiarise yourself with equine anatomy, ensuring that you are comfortable with the vocabulary and skeletal system before attending the course.
  5. Holistic Approach to Equine Bodywork: The Equinology® Approach is a hands-on system that addresses the whole body of the horse. It incorporates specific manual palpation methods to assess soft tissue and symmetry, ensuring a thorough and holistic understanding of equine musculoskeletal anatomy.
  6. Extensive Course Outline: The course covers a wide range of topics, including application of full bodywork sessions, specialised techniques, muscle location and isolation, veterinary vocabulary, session documentation, conformation and gait analysis, injury assessment, and much more! This breadth of knowledge prepares you to excel in various aspects of equine bodywork.
  7. Externship Included in Tuition: The 120-hour externship sets you up to apply your skills in a real-world setting. This practical experience, combined with case studies and extra learning activities, enhances your understanding and proficiency in equine bodywork.
  8. Supportive Community: Equinology® provides ongoing support through a dedicated Facebook externship support group, narrated lectures, and supporting materials. This community ensures that you have guidance and assistance as you complete your externship and further solidify your skills. We have a monthly Zoom meeting for externship preparation, and we have one-on-one virtual tutoring if a student requires this.
  9. High Pass Rate: Equinology® boasts an excellent pass rate for those completing the externship. The thorough evaluation process ensures that you are well-prepared and competent in applying the techniques learned during the course.
  10. Recommendation from Equine Professionals: Equinology’s programs are highly recommended by other equine professionals in the industry. This endorsement speaks to the program’s credibility and effectiveness in producing skilled and knowledgeable equine bodyworkers.
  11. The Equinology® Equine Bodyworker Certification Course offers a unique and unparalleled learning experience, combining theory, hands-on practice, and real-world application. If you are passionate about equine well-being and aspire to be a highly qualified equine bodyworker, this course provides the education and support needed to excel in the field!

    Course Outline:

    • Application of a full session as well as targeting specific areas
    • Additional specialized Equinology techniques for session application
    • Superficial, middle and deep muscle location and isolation
    • Over 90 point locations
    • Veterinary vocabulary and terminology
    • Benefits of bodywork
    • Contraindications of bodywork
    • Bony landmark/surface anatomy identification
    • Stretches for the session
    • Work ethics
    • Documenting sessions
    • Conformation and gait analysis
    • Injury
    • Exercising the horse after a session
    • Marketing
    • Introduction to dental issues
    • Introduction to saddle fitting issues
    • Session assessment & observation forms included for business use

    Students attend class daily from 08h00-17h30, and have added 2 hours of evening studies. Day five of the class is spent out of class for independent and guided home study. Half an hour is allowed for lunch. This is an intense course!

    Course participants are required to be confident in conversing in English.


    Text and Materials Required for Course:
    Required Course Text: Anatomy of Equine Bodywork: The Equinology Approach: by Debranne Pattillo
    Special EEBW student price: GBP90.00 (for sale online with registration, or available for purchase at the course venue)
    Course Workbook: free
    Course Handouts: free
    Course Audio: free
    Link to Routine Visual Presentation: free
    Narrated Lectures for Personal Use: free

    Required Reading: EQ50: Equine Anatomy Pre-course Online study: Get it here

    Strongly Suggested Additional Text or Learning Aids:

    Any Good Additional Anatomy Text or App (we suggest):
    Color Atlas of Veterinary Anatomy: The Horse Volume 2 by Ashdown & Done or
    Clinical Anatomy of the Horse by Drs. Clayton and Flood or
    Anatomy of the Horse by Drs. Budras and Rock
    Equine Anatomy Learning Aid (EALA): Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.equiinkpublications.equine
    iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/equine-anatomy-learning-aid/id1489633019

    Any Good Equine Health Care Book (we suggest):
    The Comprehensive Guide to Equine Veterinary Medicine by Dr. Barb Crabbe

    Any Good Lameness Book (we suggest):
    Manual of Equine Lameness by Dr. Gary Baxter or
    Equine Lameness for the Layman by Dr. Robert Grisel
    Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse by Drs. Ross and Dyson

    Any Good Veterinary Dictionary (we suggest):
    Veterinary Medical Terminology by Romich available through Cengage
    Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary

    Further Favorite Reading for Future Information:
    Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse by Dr. Denoix
    Your Horse’s Well Being by Linda Tellington- Jones
    The Horse in Motion: The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion by Pilliner, Elmhurst, and Davies
    Cavaletti by Ingrid Klimke
    Equine Exercise Physiology by Dr. David Marlin
    The Horse in Motion: The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion by Pilliner, Elmhurst, and Davies
    Animal Physiotherapy by McGown, Goff, and Stubbs
    Care and Rehabilitation of the Equine Foot by Pete Ramey
    Anatomy for Artists by Goldfinger

    Participants must have confident horse ground handling skills and be thoroughly comfortable working with horses before attending this course. You must be confident and secure with picking up horses’ legs, and must be comfortable leading all types of horse personalities and dispositions. If not, we suggest you spend some time taking horsemanship lessons prior to enrolment. This is not a “pet-a-pony” course.

    You must be a High School Graduate or be over 18 years of age. Those who are under 18 years of age need permission from their parents or guardians. If you are not a high school graduate, you will need to take our free “Ability to Benefit” online exam. Email office@equinenergy.com for information on the Ability to Benefit examination.

    Equine Pre-course Online Anatomy Study (EQ50): Students must read and understand the veterinary vocabulary and terms, skeletal anatomy, and bony landmarks of the pre-course study material (EQ50). It is imperative that you spend at least 100 hours on this material prior to class start. Register for EQ50.
    Registration for EQ50 MUST be made through Equinology Inc. via https://equinologyinstitute.com/product/eq50-equine-anatomy-precourse-distance-study/.
    Registrations for EQ50 sent to Equinenergy® Ltd will NOT be processed.