Australia 2020 - $2,999 AUD + gst | Deposit to secure position $500 | Payment Plans available
Equine Body Workers*, Massage Therapists*, Equinology EBWs, Equine Physiotherapists*, Equine Professionals* 
*accepted by application only 
Advanced STM & muscle activation techniques
Advanced stretching  & ROM restoration exercises
Gait evaluation practical
Clinical reasoning practical
Detailed course manual/workbook, supplies & handouts
Supportive class environment
Morning & Afternoon Tea
115 + hrs of learning 
Instructor Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW

Take your equine bodywork to the next level with Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW. Learn different approaches to assessment and addressing soft tissue restrictions using advanced equine bodywork & soft tissue mobilisation (STM) techniques. This course encompasses advanced sports massage, stretching, spinal mobilisation, range of motion restoration exercises and muscle activation techniques.


The course runs over 5-days (115+ total hours with required externship) and is designed for students who have taken successfully completed the Equinology® Equine Body Worker (EEBW) Certification Course or a comparable equine sports massage program with a strong anatomy background* of 300+ hours.  

Course Outline

​​All of the following topics are included in this class:

  • Advanced STM, muscle activation, origin-to-insertion and muscle release techniques

  • Introduction to spinal mobilisation

  • Advanced range of motion restoration exercises and stretching for the thoracic and pelvic limbs

  • Following on from EEBW certification course: anatomy of additional muscles and bony landmarks

  • New precise points for advanced sports massage and equine body work techniques

  • Advanced STM technique: using the tennis ball

  • Advanced cross fibre massage techniques

  • Advanced techniques to address the temporomandibular joint

  • Advanced technique: sinus drain

  • Isolating and addressing the thoracic and pelvic limb muscles with advanced techniques

  • Advanced techniques to address the paraspinal musculature

  • Addressing the broad sacral tuberous ligament in combination with paraspinal and gluteal muscles

  • Introduction to myofascial release techniques

  • Introduction to core muscle activation techniques and stabilisation exercises

  • Review: gait evaluation

  • Case study discussions

  • Anatomy practical: muscle and point label session

  • Clinical Reasoning Practical: Assessment, Discussion, Application of New Techniques, Re-evaluation

 This course is perfect for: 




  • Completion of EEBW Certification course (EQ100, 101 or 102). It is not necessary to have completed your externship prior to attending this course.


  • Successful completion of an equine sports massage program with hours and content comparable to the Equinology Equine Body Worker certification course, covering the major muscles and points. Students coming in from other programs must challenge the EEBW Certification Course prior to registering for the EQ103 course. There is an admin fee of $100.00 for this challenge, which covers the review of a submitted video of a sports massage, stretching and soft tissue release session. Students are required to demonstrate the ability to identify at least 75% of the muscles used in the EEBW certification course. Contact us for a list of these muscles.


Important Info:  

Class starts promptly at 8:00 am each day & concludes at 5:00 pm. Please plan to arrive at 7:45 am on Day 1 to allow for registration. We take 30 minutes for lunch. 

Required Reading and text to bring to class: Review the text Anatomy of Equine Body Work - the Equinology® Approach, by Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW.


This course is not for you if:  

You are not yet qualified as an equine body worker, sports massage therapist (comparable program). Instead consider:

EQ100 Equinology Equine Body Worker certification

EQ1100 Equine Myofascial Release 



Australia: $2,999 AUD + GST ($500 deposit)

Enrol with our secure online enrolment process using credit/debit card. 

Student payment plans available to all Equinology® ANZ PTY LTD students