EQ1100E: Equine Myofascial Release Level I

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Dates: TBD —– | —– Cost: £995.00

Instructor: Ruth Mitchell-Golladay, PT, EEBW

One of Equinology’s favourite instructors, Ruth Mitchell, PT, EEBW, owner of the Equine Therapeutic Center in Virginia, leads this dynamic five-day course!

Practitioners already certified in equine sports massage or other complementary therapies will find that this sought-after modality fits in well with their work, adding a new dimension to their practice. Participants discover remarkable results when integrating these techniques into an existing equine sports therapy routine.

This course has a strong emphasis on practical labs! Ruth is constantly allowing this course to evolve with her ever-increasing knowledge. Like many of our instructors, she too continues her education to enhance her skills by attending conferences, events, courses and workshops.

Participants are trained in the theory, concepts and practice of Myofascial Release (MFR) as it pertains to the equine population. MFR restores the functionality and elasticity of the fascia, creating long-term benefits.

Following the course, students will immediately be able to produce positive structural changes, for both acute and chronic issues, with a full-body approach.

Course Outline:

  • myofascial/osseous and related structures
  • anatomy
  • biomechanics
  • conformation and definition of common equine injuries
  • physical evaluations
  • gait analysis

Myofascial Release Techniques

  • lower extremities
  • lumbar/pelvic region
  • anterior & posterior thoracic region
  • cervical spine
  • atlas and axis

Additional Practicals

  • myofascial osseous release
  • myofascial stretching
  • therapeutic exercise


Knowledge of veterinary vocabulary and anatomy.
Horse handling skills and a thorough understanding of equine safety are a must!

Required reading:
‘Facilitated Healing Through Myofascial Release: Putting the Pieces Together for Horse and Rider’ by Ruth Mitchell Golladay. This book will be handed out on the first day of the course.

This course is required for the Equinology Specialized Equine Body Worker® Myofascial Release Series (ESEBWmfr). Students must be a certified EEBW to attain the ESEBWmfr certification.

NOTE: MFR Equine Level I can be taken back-to-back with MFR Equine Level II