Equinology ® Inc., promotes the awareness of, improves the practice of, and trains clients in the practice of both equine and canine massage, bodywork, and other such related areas of equine and canine care, primarily through conducting classes, courses or other educational events, and provides the related educational and practical manuals and materials.

The Equinology® Approach was developed by Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW, founder of Equinology Inc.  She has used this approach successfully for her own client base for over 25 years, and has shared it with thousands of students, many of them already equine professionals, all over the world. This unique hands-on system addresses the whole body, implementing specific manual palpation methods to assess soft tissue and symmetry of muscle and structure, and utilizing detailed static and dynamic evaluation to inform the practitioner. Different bodywork techniques —including sports massage, soft tissue mobilization, stretching, range of motion and positioning exercises, as well as “focal” point work (stress and trigger points) — are combined to provide optimal support for horses working in every discipline. Reflecting Debranne’s passion for academic precision with regard to equine musculoskeletal anatomy, the Equinology® Approach stands out because it is comprehensively anatomically referenced. The Equinology® Approach continues to evolve from Debranne’s extensive experience and ongoing learning from her colleagues and mentors — both human and equine.

Featured Course
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Featured Courses
Course begins Sept 22nd
EQUINOLOGY EQUINE MASSAGE AND BODY WORK FOR OWNERS: EQ75SA
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
EQUINOLOGY EQUINE BODY WORKER (EEBW) CERTIFICATION COURSE: EQ100SA
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
EQUINOLOGY EQUINE BODY WORKER REVIEW COURSE: EQ106SA
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
EQUINE MYOFASCIAL RELEASE LEVEL I: EQ1100SA
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
EQUINE MYOFASCIAL RELEASE LEVEL II: EQ1110SA
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.