Equine Bodyworkers
Massage Therapists
Saddle fitters
Equine health care professionals
Horse Owners



Myofascial Release Techniques
Gait analysis & observation skills
MFR stretching techniques
Therapeutic exercises
Detailed course manual & handouts
Supportive class environment
Morning & Afternoon Tea
40 + hrs of class time 
Guided 'in the field' externship
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A five day course. Those already certified in Equine Sports Massage and other modalities will find that this dynamic approach fits in well with their work, adding a new dimension to it. You’ll discover wonderful results when you integrate these techniques into your existing sessions. Others, who are just starting out in the equine health care industry, will find this an easy approach for understanding and applying techniques to assist soft tissue and fascial restrictions. The instructor is constantly allowing this course to evolve with her ever increasing knowledge. Like many of our instructors, she too continues her education and enhances her practices by regularly 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. MFR restores the length and elasticity of the fascia creating long term benefits. Following the course, students will immediately be able to produce positive structural changes, whether the problem be an acute or long standing dysfunction, with this full body approach.

Course Outline

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

  • Theory

    • Myofascial/osseous and related structures

    • Anatomy

    • Biomechanics

    • Conformation  

    • Definition of common equine injuries

    • Handling and safety

  • Myofascial Release Techniques

    • Physical evaluations

    • Gait analysis

    • Lower extremities

    • Lumbar/pelvic region

    • Anterior & posterior thoracic region

    • Cervical spine

    • Atlas and axis

  • Additional Practicals

    • Myofascial osseous release

    • Myofascial stretching

    • Therapeutic exercise

This course is perfect for: 

  • Equine body workers & massage therapists wanting to expand their repertoire:  MFR is a favourite amongst our returning students, with many opting to sit the course again because of the value they gained the first time round. Ruth is a highly knowledgable teacher and a leader in her field.  

  • Anyone considering working professionally in the field of equine body work: when combined with our EQ100 Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification  

  • Owners, riders, instructors & trainers: looking for an effective modality to safely incorporate in their regime.

  • Saddle fitters, trimmers & farriers: the better your observation & palpation skills in these trades, the more effective the practitioner.  



This class is suitable for those just beginning their studies. However, horse handling skills and a thorough understanding of equine safety a must. Knowledge of veterinary vocabulary and some anatomy is suggested, but not required. For those just beginning this type of study, you may find it helpful to review equine anatomy, and in particular to take our online program  EQ50 Equine Anatomy Pre Course Distance Study


This course is part of the Equinology® Extension Certification Modules  and is required for the Equinology® Equine Body Worker Myofascial Release Certification. The EQ1110 Equine Myofascial Release Level Two is also required in addition to the Equinology® Equine Body Worker certification to attain this MFR certification. However, students of all levels are invited to take this course as long as they meet the prerequisites listed above.



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. We provide lunch packages for those interested - simply tick this box on your enrolment. If you plan to bring your own lunch, there is a fridge, microwave & kitchen facilities for you.


Required Text:

The required text is provided to students on the first day of class - there is no need to purchase it prior to attending class.

We also recommend any good anatomy book, or enrolling in the EQ50 Online Equine Anatomy via Equinology Inc.