YOU GET
CERTIFICATION
Australia: $3,999 AUD + GST
New Zealand: $4,199 NZD

EQ100

EQUINOLOGY® EQUINE  

BODYWORKER CERTIFICATION

17-25 March 2020: Wollombi, NSW, Australia with Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW

10-18 September 2020: Perth, WA with Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW

13-21 October 2020: Taupo, NZ with Dr Carrie Schlachter, VMD

Internationally recognised professional certification
Sports massage & soft tissue mobilisation
Focal point techniques
Stretches, ROM & positioning exercises
Audio & visual 'massage routine' tools
Course Workbook, Handouts & Materials
Supportive class environment
100 + hrs of class time + 120 hr externship
Morning & Afternoon Tea
9
days
PERFECT FOR
Career change
Massage Therapists
Trainers 
Saddle fitters
Trimmers & farriers
Equine health care professionals

If you are serious about working professionally, then this is the course for you. Spend 9 intensive days onsite (1 of those is dedicated to independent study) and then complete a 120 hr externship in the field over 6 months with our support.  We urge you to compare programs before taking this enormous step in the direction of your future profession. The unique Equinology® Equine Body Work Approach is a hands-on system that addresses the whole body, implementing specific manual palpation methods to assess soft tissue and symmetry of muscle and structure. Students utilise detailed static and dynamic evaluation strategies to inform their sessions. Different bodywork techniques —including sports massage, soft tissue mobilisation, 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.

 

The course is specifically designed for those students wishing to pursue a career in this field, but is also regularly attended by veterinarians, physical therapists, human massage therapists, equine massage therapists, trainers, barn managers, and chiropractors who would like to enhance their skills. The course is taught in such a comprehensive logical layered format, that those with little or no complementary equine care and science background will find themselves up to speed with the other professional participants.

 

The course emphasises proper and safe techniques; again all anatomically referenced. It covers assessment of the entire horse including conformation, gait assessment and introduces saddle fit and dentistry. The program stresses ethics and underlines marketing as well as documentation to accentuate working within the professional equine care industry. The class is presented with loads of hands-on, specimens, illustrations, horses and of course the anatomical “Pattillo Painted Pony”. 

Course Outline

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All of the following topics are included in this class:

  • 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

 

Prerequisite:

You must have knowledge of directional terms, veterinary vocabulary and anatomy. You need to register well in advance for the EQ50: Equine Anatomy Precourse Distance Study If you have a thorough understanding of this material especially those professionals already in the health care industry such as veterinarians or similar; please contact the office to clear this prerequisite. 

 We expect students to spend 100 hours reviewing the pre-course study guide before attending the course (completion not required). By the time you attend this course you should be very familiar and comfortable with the terminology and skeletal system. Participants must have good horse ground handling skills and be thoroughly comfortable working around horses before attending this course. You must be confident and secure 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 course is perfect for: 

​The course is specifically designed for those students wishing to pursue a career in this field, but is also regularly attended by veterinarians, physical therapists, human massage therapists, equine massage therapists, trainers, barn managers, and chiropractors who would like to enhance their skills. The course is taught in such a comprehensive logical layered format, that those with little or no complementary equine care and science background will find themselves up to speed with the other professional participants.

Important Info:  

A detailed information package is sent to students upon enrolment which outlines required reading, book lists & class materials needed. Class starts promptly at 8:00 am each day & concludes at 5:30 pm (please plan to arrive at 7:45 am on Day 1 to allow for registration). Students have 2 hrs of independent evening studies each night.  Day five  of class is spent out of class for independent and guided home study. We take 30 minutes for lunch. 

Tuition:  

​Australia: $3,999 AUD + GST ($500 deposit)

New Zealand: $4,199 NZD ($500 deposit)

Enrol with our easy, secure online enrolment process & pay with credit/debit card. Student payment plans available to all students.  

EQUINOLOGY ANZ PTY LTD (ABN 48 626 926 681)

info@equinologyanz.com 

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