Equine Anatomy Pre-Course Distance Study: EQ50
- Duration: Online
- Category: Pre Course Studies
- Externship: No
- Venue: HEA Farm
- Course Capacity: N/A
- Prerequisites: No
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If you want to learn equine anatomy, take this EQ50 Equine Distance Study Anatomy course. Lay down the bones and learn those layers of muscles as well as veterinary anatomy! If you are serious about bodywork as a professional, you must learn this if you want to play with the big kids. This is only a starting point and covers more anatomy in it than most onsite courses.
The EQ50 online course is also the required pre-course anatomy distance study course used for our signature Equinology® Equine Body Worker (EEBW) Certification courses and is used for other school programs requiring pre-course anatomy study.
You will also find the EQ50 Equine Anatomy Distance Study course very helpful if taking courses from another program as well as any of Equinology’s courses in anatomy, neurology, biomechanics, saddle fitting and any other modality for horses. Whatever your involvement with horses, whether as an owner or as part of your work life, this course will exceed your expectations.
If you are going to attend one of our onsite courses, signing up for this course now allows you the luxury of studying well ahead of time, or if you are looking for a review. With the expanded EQ50 course, we have determined it takes around 100 hours to complete.
After completing the course the student will be able to:
- identify the skeletal system and locate the regions of the skeleton on horses,
- understand the veterinary terminology, vocabulary and directional terms enabling the student to communicate with others in the field and continue with self-learning exercises,
- apply palpation skills for the equine surface anatomy and compare them among horses,
- distinguish and label the four layers of common muscles of the horse to assist future learning,
- compare horse’s skeletal regions and be able to note the differences between horses as well note the asymmetries of the individual horse,
- evaluate the musculoskeletal symmetry of the horse to determine if there are differences which need to be addressed by a health care professional.
Additional learning activities can be found on the Private Equine Anatomy Facebook group site (and are also sent to you via Hightail) which is limited to registered students. These Additional Learning Activities are required components of the course, not optional. If you do not complete them you will miss a good deal of the course. Once you are registered you will be sent an invitation to the group.
You will be able to talk among yourselves in the group and also ask questions. Debranne Pattillo will be monitoring the group should you have any questions for her directly in regard to the course material. While it is not imperative, it is quite helpful if students have access to horses to practice identifying the musculoskeletal system on actual horses as well as palpating the surface anatomy.
When you have completed reviewing all the course content, you will request the open book final exam (which will be emailed to you upon request) and you have a time limit of 2 months to complete the exam. No worries! You have 3 attempts to pass
Please note: you do not have to finish the EQ50 to attend the EEBW course, but you must be extremely familiar with veterinary terminology and the skeletal system. The more you know in advance the more you will get out of your onsite courses.