ANATOMY OF EQUINE BODYWORK
The Equinology® Approach
by Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW
Over 750 pages of illustrations, photographs and contributions from leading specialists all over the world. A journey of years of practice created by equine anatomist, artist, teacher and Master Equine Body Worker Debranne Pattillo. Debranne crafted this resource in collaboration with leading veterinarians, anatomists and equine health care specialists from around the world. What’s within represents decades of sifting and sorting. Thousands of hours of pulling apart, putting back together, watching, feeling, refining and practicing. A symphony of sharp minds dedicated to understanding the horse and having you join them.
Many books address anatomy, and many books discuss bodywork, but few combine both of these essentials at this level of expertise.
Why this book is so DIFFERENT....
We know that the problem isn’t in ‘finding’ information these days, rather finding stuff you can trust, use and easily learn from. It’s a rare combination.This book has been given a thumbs up by veterinarians and specialists devoted to the sport horse including the late Dr. Kerry Ridgway, Dr. Claudia Sonders, Manolo and Kate Mendez of Equestrian La Mancha, numerous successful equine body workers and riders of various disciplines who understand what it takes to keep an athlete going comfortably and even more importantly, happy.
How is the anatomy presented in this book?
Leading medical illustrators specifically Laurie O’Keefe, Celia Strain (Equus Magazine Director) and Rachael Walker of Dragon Walker Studios combined their efforts to present fresh illustrations for you. Dr. Peter Flood, veterinarian and anatomy professor, spent several years working with Debranne to rewrite muscle location, function, innervation, structure and common issues presented with muscle dysfunction. 20 years of photographs depicting the painted horse by Debranne is recorded and demonstrated throughout this work.
I took the EEBW course; how is this book different than the course manual
If you took the course from 2014 onward you will find the much of the same content as your course manual with a number of extras that make the book all that bit shinier:
- Text that has been edited by a veterinarian and professionally proof-read
- New Individual Muscle Illustrations
- An index; super useful when you are searching for 'that thing' but don't have time to thumb through 700 pages :)
- Beautiful fresh layout, images and ....it's a BOOK. No more ring binders and mess.
This is the textbook you will need for the Equinology® Equine Body Worker Certification Course (EQ100) and Equine Discovery Anatomy (EQ900)