Equinology®: Massage and Bodywork for Owners & Trainers: EQ75SA – JHB


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Course Features

  • Duration: 3
  • Category:
  • Externship: No
  • Venue: Exact venue TBC
  • Language: English
  • Course Capacity: 12
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Skill Level: beginner
  • Start Course: 14-05-2019

More Information

We decided it was time to offer our unique Equinology guide to equine massage body work for horse owners and trainers. Even if you plan to only work on your own horse, it is essential to learn how to do so properly from internationally accredited instructors.

Whilst this three day course is billed as an Introduction Equine Massage course, it offers much more information than many massage workshops.

This 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.

Venue: Exact JHB venue TBC

Price: R 6, 950.00 per person

Hours: This is a three-day course. Students attend class daily from 8:00am-5pm daily with 30 minutes for lunch.

Tuition: includes manual, DVD clips and class supplies.

We are privileged that this course will be presented by Dr Mila Speciani, Veterinarian and Equinology® Equine Body Worker. Dr. Mila has a unique combination of professional experience and qualifications and lives in and works across Northern Italy. The majority of her daily practice includes dogs and horses and she integrates natural medicine, sports medicine, natural management and gentle horsemanship, physiotherapy and rehabilitation in order to provide health and wellness to animal athletes and companions.

This Equine Massage and Body Work Course will offer our unique blend of equine sports massage, soft tissue release and stretching. The class is presented with loads of hands-on practical experience, specimens, multimedia illustrations and video clips. Students will also receive a course manual to support the techniques demonstrated.

Although this course is not required to participate in our Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification courses, it will give a beneficial head start to those participants who plan to continue onto the certification course. Horse owners will benefit not only by learning the techniques but will also learn how to utilize bodywork as a regular assessment of their horse’s condition. Trainers will find that these techniques will help horses in their care especially as these horses advance in their training. Saddle fitters will be able to release some of the restrictions that alter the horse’s posture, prior to fitting a different saddle. Overall, the horse is the winner with improved health care, performance, comfort and communication with his care giver.

Learning the techniques properly is not the only important aspect of equine massage. Body mechanics need to be considered for effective bodywork. Correct body mechanics and safe bodywork techniques are strongly emphasized throughout the Equinology programme.

Please note: this is not a certification course and will not give participants a qualification to practice professionally. Full information for the EQ100SA Equinology Equine Body Worker™ Certification Course is available here.

To ensure that participants receive the personalized instruction, only approved Equinology instructors will lead these 3-day workshops.

Course Overview
  • Locating the surface anatomy
  • Muscles addressed during the session
  • Common areas of stress
  • Encouraging communication and interaction during the session
  • Differentiating between normal and pain responses
  • Massage and body work techniques
  • Stretching
  • Correct and effective body mechanics

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.

Suggestions for prior and/or further studies: Although not required for this particular course, individuals may find the Equinology EQ50: Online Equine Anatomy Course Distance Study  helpful. EQ50 is the required pre-course study for the Equinology® Equine Body Worker (EEBW) Certification Courses.

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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.
Dr Mila Speciani