Equinology®: Equine Stretching and Core Strengthening Techniques: EQ400SA


Course Features

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Category:
  • Externship: No
  • Venue: HEA Farm
  • Language: English
  • Course Capacity: 14
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Skill Level: intermediate
  • Start Course: 03-11-2018

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Coming in 2020
Next course details are to be confirmed. We are scheduling for 2020 and dates and price will be announced and updated ASAP. In the meantime please register for info and specify which course you want to know about to get news first.

This not just any old stretching course and is open to everyone who wants to join us. Taught by the internationally renowned Dr. Nicole Rombach, this 2 day course is very hands-on and offers a complete stretching and activation routine with specific exercises that target the forelimbs, the hind limbs, and the trunk and core.

DATES: 3-4th November 2018
VENUE: Hemel en Aarde Farm, Hermanus, WC
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Nicole Rombach APM, MEEBW, CCBW, MSc., PhD
PRICE: R6,950
Not only will you learn the full stretching routine specifically targeting muscle groups, you will learn about the function and dysfunction of neuromotor control which is key to understanding the whys and how to. You will explore the principles of movement retraining as well as palpation, assessment and mobilisation.   Get the facts and guidelines from an instructor who is an international leader in this field and who understands the evidence-based science and the mechanics of these activities.

Equinology® feels that correctly applied and appropriate stretching and range of motion exercises should be a part of every trainer, owner and equine health care specialist’s daily routine. Invaluable for the wellness of the recreational, as well as the performance of the competitive horse.

Stretches and core activation exercises should be introduced in a progressive manner to slowly build the confidence, security and capability for the horse. Dr. Rombach will include distinct guidelines as to when, why and how stretching should be utilised in your routine. It is important that these exercises are done properly to avoid risk of injury not only to the person applying the technique but also to the horse. Be aware that there are current published articles, books and videos that offer examples that are neither safe nor correct for the horse or the handler.

This course is ideal for:
• Equine Body Workers & wellness practitioners wanting to expand their skills and bring more to their sessions, improving the results.
• Instructors & trainers. This knowledge will improve your knowledge, riding and teaching skills and the performance of horses under your care.
• Owners & competitors who want to learn how to safely and effectively incorporate stretches in to their daily routine, wanting to improve muscle and joint function to benefit their horse.
• Saddle fitters, trimmers & farriers.

Course Overview

• The mechanics of stretching: practitioner body mechanics and safe handling of forelimbs and hind limbs
• A full routine of stretching exercises for the forelimb, hind limb, and spinal column
• Core strengthening exercises to creative effective core muscle activation
• Static and dynamic evaluation of the horse: which stretches and core activation exercises are appropriate?
• When to stretch and when to activate?
• Evidence-based clinical reasoning on how to design an appropriate stretching and core strengthening program for rehabilitation and in different disciplines.
This course is a great stand-alone course for everyone of all levels. It is also a required course for the Equinology® Equine Body Work Level II. You do not need to be a previous Equinology® participant to take this course.
Course cost: Includes manual and handouts.

This class is suitable for horse lovers, those just beginning their studies as well as experienced professionals.

Participants must have good horse ground handling skills and be thoroughly comfortable working around horses before attending this course. You must be confident and secure picking up horses’ legs and must be comfortable leading all types of horse personalities and dispositions. You must also have a thorough understanding of equine safety. If not, we suggest you spend some time taking horsemanship lessons prior to enrolment.

Suggested Reading:
Coloring Atlas of Horse Anatomy by Krainer and McCracken or
Illustrated Atlas of Equine Anatomy and Common Disorders by Reigal and Hakola
Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse by Denoix and Pailloux
The Horse in Motion: The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion by Pilliner, Elmhurst and Davies

Dr Nicole Rombach
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Download Free Resource
Click here to download our free PDF. Try it out and see the benefits for yourself (and your horse). If you want to learn more have a look at our range of Courses in September and October 2017, presented by Equinology Founder and President Debranne Pattillo.

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