Equinology®: Equine Myofascial Release Level I: EQ1100SA


Course Features

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Category:
  • Externship: Yes
  • Venue: HEA Farm
  • Language: English
  • Course Capacity: 14
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Skill Level: beginner
  • Start Course: 02-06-2019

More Information

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.

Others who are just starting out will find this an easy approach for understanding and applying the modality. Lots of hands-on sessions! Ruth is constantly allowing this course to evolve with her ever-increasing knowledge. Like many of our instructors, she too continues her education to enhance her skills by attending conferences, events, courses and workshops.

Venue: The Hemel en Aarde Farm, Hermanus, Western Cape. www.heafarm.co.za

Price: R 15, 950.00 per person

This course is part of the Equinology® Extension Certification Modules and is required for the Equinology® Equine Body Worker Myofascial Release Certification. The EQ1110 Equine Myofascial Release Level Two is also required in addition to the Equinology® Equine Body Worker certification to attain this MFR certification. However, students of all levels are invited to take this course as long as they meet the prerequisites listed above.

For the certification outline, please click here: Equinology

We are privileged that this course will be presented by Ruth Mitchell-Golladay, owner of the Equine Therapeutic Center in Virginia.

Course duration: Students attend class daily from 8am to 5pm and have additional 3 hours of evening studies. There is an hour break for lunch. This is an intense course; please plan to attend for all five days.

In this five-day course, Ruth will lead participants through the theory, concepts and application of equine MFR. MFR restores the length and elasticity of the fascia creating long term benefits.

Following the course, students will immediately be able to produce positive structural changes, whether the problem be an acute or long standing dysfunction, with this full body approach.

Course Overview


  • myofascial/osseous and related structures
  • anatomy
  • biomechanics
  • conformation and definition of common equine injuries
  • handling and safety

Myofascial Release Techniques

  • physical evaluations
  • gait analysis
  • lower extremities
  • lumbar/pelvic region
  • anterior & posterior thoracic region
  • cervical spine
  • atlas and axis

Additional Practicals

  • myofascial osseous release
  • myofascial stretching
  • therapeutic exercise

Prerequisite: Knowledge of veterinary vocabulary and some anatomy suggested but not required. This class is suitable for those just beginning their studies. However, horse handling skills and a thorough understanding of equine safety a must!

For those just beginning this type of study, you may find it helpful to review equine anatomy although this is not required.

Equinology offers a pre-course equine anatomy study guide which is available as an online course. You can find those details by going to: www.equinology.com/info/course.asp?courseid=73

Although not a formal prerequisite: We recommend participants be comfortable handling and working around horses or dogs as appropriate, can pick up the limbs and are aware of the safety of yourself, those around you and the animal you are working with.

Required Text:
‘Facilitated Healing Through Myofascial Release: Putting the Pieces Together for Horse and Rider’ by Ruth Mitchell Golladay
This book is provided to you during Equine MFR Level I course – you do not need to purchase in advance.

Suggested Reading:
Any Good Additional Anatomy Text (we suggest) :
The Horse Anatomy Workbook by Maggie Raynor (our Favourite and usually available online in South Africa) or
Color Atlas of Veterinary Anatomy: The Horse Volume 2 by Ashdown & Done or
Clinical Anatomy of the Horse by Drs. Clayton and Flood or
Anatomy of the Horse by Drs. Budras and Rock.

Download Free Resource
Click here to download our free PDF. Try it out and see the benefits for yourself (and your horse). Myofascial Release is the buzz word in both the Equine and increasingly Canine Body Work field. Would you like to learn a few simple techniques? Here is a new PDF from World Renowned Leader in this field and Equinology Instructor Ruth Mitchell Golladay. If you want to learn more have a look at our range of Canine and Equine Courses in April 2018, presented by Ruth. Related Courses

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