At Equinology® ANZ PTY LTD we don't mess around when selecting WHO teaches you. We attribute a very big part of our success in complementary equine health care education over the last 20 years to our instructors. So, we encourage you to read up on them. You will find strong education backgrounds, impressive careers and wonderful personalities. We don't mind how many miles we have to fly them - they are the best, and that is who you deserve to learn from.
Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW
Teaches: EQ100, EQ106, EQ900 & EQ75
Debranne sees equine anatomy with the eyes of both a body worker and an artist. Her teaching is infused with her basic delight in both the anatomical precision that excellent bodywork requires and the dynamic variation that teaching anatomy on (mostly living, nibbling, opinionated) horses often presents! Her knack for seeing the bones and muscles with an artist’s eye and her unique way of taking the body apart, from the skin down to the bones, and putting it back together again — as a colored drawing, as an “air massage,” or as a painting done in chalk on a live horse — is a perspective that fuels her work as a practitioner of equine body work and sports massage and makes her a much sought-after teacher. Her “Painted Horse,” which has served as the backbone for presenting equine anatomy since Equinology started, was showcased in United Kingdom’s BBC television program “Country File” in 2001.
Dr Nicole Rombach, APM, MEEBW, CCBW, MSC., PHD
FEI Permitted Equine Therapist (PET)
Teaches: EQ103, EQ108LP, NKT Equine
Nicole is the founder and President of Equinenergy Ltd. and Caninenergy Ltd, educational institutions which offer a variety of courses in equine and canine complementary healthcare science. She qualified as an Equinology Master Equine Body Worker in 1999, and gained the post-graduate Diploma (2003) and MSc. (2009) in Animal Manipulation from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic/University of Wales, United Kingdom. In 2013 she graduated with a PhD from the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, Michigan, USA. The focus of her doctoral research was on the structural basis of equine neck pain, from the perspectives of neuromotor control, pathology and equine behaviour.
Ruth Mitchell-Golladay PT, EEBW, CMT
Physical Therapist & Myofascial Release Guru
Teaches: EQ1100, EQ1110, Canine MFR
As a physical therapist, massage therapist, Equinology Equine Body Worker, and lifetime animal lover, Ruth Mitchell-Golladay is able to combine knowledge and experience with love to care for animal populations. Ruth, a Texan, received her graduate degree in physical therapy from The University of Iowa in 1972 and opened a private practice in Dallas in 1978. She is Nationally Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Body Work and state licensed. Ruth provides therapy for horse and rider. She uses her biomechanical knowledge to assist in determining a problem with the horse (or human) and then primarily utilizes Myofascial Release to decrease the symptoms and/or dysfunction. In addition, she uses laser, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, Red Light Acupoint Therapy, essential oils and specialized taping techniques.
Dr. Carrie Schlachter VMD
COE Rehabilitation and Fitness Programs
Teaches: EQ300-600, EQ100
Dr. Carrie Schlachter’s practice focuses on integrative sports medicine, rehabilitation and injury prevention. She founded and designed Circle Oak Equine Sports Medicine’s rehabilitation and fitness programs and 'Animals In Motion' (AIM) is a continuation of that quest for knowledge. AIM is a practice focusing on wellness and developing monitoring protocols for injury prevention. She is a FEI official delegate in jumpers and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Carrie serves on the ACVSMR’s examination committee as well as the American Association of Equine Practitioners Scientific Review & Editorial committee.
Dr. Schlachter also enjoys teaching for Equinology and it’s associates around the world as well as lecturing on sports medicine, rehabilitation and digital diagnostic imaging. She has, with her partners Dr. Nicole Rombach and Debranne Patillo, started the Academy of Animal Sport Science () which offers an equine rehabilitation certificate program for licensed professionals and veterinarians.
Dr. Anne Bondi, PhD
The Saddle Research Trust
A successful rider and trainer who has competed at the advanced level both in eventing and dressage, Anne Bondi has also been placed in international three-day events including Windsor, Blair, and Blenheim. As a trainer, she has prepared pupils for both competition careers and professional exams and was a Senior Examiner of the British Horse Society. Specialising both in the production of young competition horses and in the education of problem horses, she has also produced a dynasty of homebred horses.
Anne completed her Ph.D. studies, specializing in the scientific investigation of the horse, saddle and rider interaction.
Our graduates all agree that our line up of international instructors is what gives them that famous 'Equinology edge' in the field.