Set up in January 2017, EquiCanis Africa facilitates studies and courses relating to a wide range of equine and canine health care sciences and wellness related subjects and modalities. Our mission is to create careers and expand professionalism, skills and knowledge for those that work with and those who own equines and canines.

We offer Internationally Accredited courses and Professional Certifications, lectured by World-renowned veterinarians and specialists. Also, equine and canine related education through workshops, seminars and courses presented by South African professionals and institutions.

EquiCanis is proud to have the exclusive rights to facilitate globally respected Equinology® and Caninology® Inc Studies, Courses and Certifications in South Africa.

Hemel and Aarde Farm
Our Equine Retreat provides the ideal environment for horses that would benefit from some rest, combined with a very high level of care and attention. We offer an idyllic setting for some intensive rest, recuperation or repair, with plenty of care...

© Amy Goodman

© Amy Goodman

Based at our Farm in Hermanus, Western Cape , we are creating a Centre of Excellence and Learning for those passionate about equine and canine health care sciences and wellness modalities.
Our program will be constantly growing and evolving, so check in regularly or register for updates. Also LIKE our Facebook page for news, research and course information. Please give us feedback on what subjects or courses you would like us to present.

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Begins Nov 12th
We urge you to compare programs with other Institutions before taking this enormous step in the direction of your future profession and learn more about the Equinology® Approach.
How do the courses work?

We offer online and onsite courses, plus guided externships and ongoing support make our studies accessible and achievable for everyone. Study is in-depth, science led, constantly evolving and flexible in how you achieve your personal and career goals. Tailored to suit your ambitions and work within your lifestyle and time restraints
We will be announcing a series of equine and canine courses throughout 2017. We are designing the program so there a range of subjects at different levels, aimed at:

People wishing to turn their passion for equines and canines into their profession, by gaining an Internationally Accredited Certification
Those already working in the animal healthcare field and professionals already Certified as Equinology or Caninology Bodyworkers, to both widen and deepen their skills and knowledge
Owners who want to learn more about their equines and canines or often just in order to benefit their own animals.

You can choose what subjects and depth of study suits you – from Foundation Level Certification through to Master Equinology® Equine Body Worker.  Or if you are an existing Equine or Canine Professional, join us for courses that compliment your career path or development.

© Amy Goodman

Other Courses

In addition to the full Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification Course in September, we are working with Debranne to host two shorter more specialist courses to appeal to existing EEBWs, wishing to refresh their skills and knowledge or complete their EEBW externship, also a course for horse owners or people just wanting to get a feel for Equine Body Work and whether it appeals to them.
Other Equinology Events we are facilitating are the Equine (Levels I & II) and Canine Myofascial Release (MFR) courses in April 2018.  Myofascial Release is a fascinating, evolving and sought after wellness modality, and these courses will appeal to a wide
range of individuals from owners through to Veterinary professionals.

This year’s Caninology Canine
Body Worker Certification Course has created a list of students wishing to
participate in the next one.  We will be
working with Dawn Jones to get one in the calendar as soon as is feasible with
her existing commitments.

Please let us know if there are other specific courses of interest to you, as we want to ensure we arrange the courses that are relevant and you want to attend. Register your interest or email us at admin@equicanis.com with your preferences.

Course Options

Our curriculum will constantly evolve and expand over time, with a fuller program in 2018 and beyond. Visit the COURSES for details of all pre-course studies, equine, canine and online courses currently in our program.

If there are courses not listed that you would like to see, tell us what you want to study. We want to design a program around you.  A full list is available on www.equinology.com

Featured Courses
Course begins Sept 22nd
This three-day course is appropriate for a variety of individuals, from new horse owners, competitive riders, yard managers and grooms through to experienced experts such as saddle fitters, trainers and veterinary professionals wishing to understand more about the maintenance and wellbeing of equines they work with. For those considering working professionally in the field of equine body work, it provides an in-depth overview as to what is really involved.
Course begins Sept 26th
Join us for our Internationally recognised Equinology® Equine Body Worker (EEBW) Certification Course. Our signature course offers a unique blend of equine sports massage, soft tissue release, stretching and point therapy, all anatomically referenced. If you are serious about working with equines professionally, then this is the course for you. Students learn from the best in the field over 9 intensive days and then complete a 120 hr guided externship before being awarded their EEBW Certification.
Course begins Oct 7th
We have added this three-day course to allow existing Equinology Body Workers and previous students to concentrate on a review. Students are often requesting a brush up and feedback on their skills. Also our techniques and tools are always evolving with wellness sciences, so this is a chance to ensure you are up to date. Students planning to submit their externship for the Equine Body Worker Certification Course will find this extremely beneficial to get the advice and that extra push they may need to get the paperwork in.
Course begins April 2018
Those already certified in equine sports massage or other complementary therapies will find that this dynamic modality fits in well with their work, adding a new dimension to it. Practitioners discover wonderful results when integrating these techniques into an existing routine.
Course begins April 2018
This dynamic course is very different from the Equine MFR I course. In the MFR I course where emphasize is placed on the use of the right brain for listening to the body and using intuition, in the MFR II course students will be using the left brain to investigate the possible causes of certain restrictions. Additionally, the course will cover specific rehabilitation situations. This is a three-day course and will run on from the Equine Level I MFR course.

Why Massage?

Why equine and canine massage makes sense
Equine sports massage is the therapeutic application of hands-on techniques, long recognized for increasing circulation and range of motion as well as for improving the horse’s stamina and overall performance.
Relieves Muscle Spasms
It also relieves muscle spasm and tension and enhances muscle tone. Overuse, over-stretching and overloading of muscles can cause tissue lesions which can restrict motion and create pain. The same applies to our canine friends.
Focus on Anatomy
The programme differs from others in that we emphasise a strong background in anatomy to give students the ability to effectively locate and address soft-tissue restrictions that affect movement and performance.
Therapeutic Methods
The goal of the Equinology® Equine and Caninology® Canine Body Worker programmes is to teach the student how to locate these restrictions and break them up through the application of various therapeutic methods and soft-tissue release techniques.