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Date(s) - 06/04/2021 - 14/04/2021
8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Keep Stables at Chapel View Farm, Woodbine, Maryland USA


Course dates:

April 6th – 14th, 2021 and May 17th – 25th, 2021 (attend either April or May)



April: Keep Stables at Chapel View Farm, Woodbine, Maryland USA

May: The Ranch, Frankfort, Illinois USA


The Equinology® Approach is a unique hands-on system addressing the whole body, implementing specific manual palpation methods to assess soft tissue and symmetry of muscle and structure. Students will learn how to utilize detailed static and dynamic evaluation strategies. 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 the course author’s passion for academic precision with regard to equine musculoskeletal anatomy, the Equinology® Approach stands out because it is comprehensively anatomically referenced.


Course Overview:

The course is regularly attended by veterinarians, physical therapists, human massage therapists, equine massage therapists, trainers, barn managers, and chiropractors who would like to enhance their skills.

Course Outline:

  • Application of a full bodywork session as well as targeting specific areas
  • Additional specialized Equinology techniques for session application
  • Superficial, middle and deep muscle location and isolation
  • Over 90 point locations
  • Veterinary vocabulary and terminology
  • Benefits of bodywork
  • Contraindications of bodywork
  • Bony landmark/surface anatomy identification
  • Stretches for the session
  • Work ethics
  • Documenting sessions (assessment and observation forms included for business use)
  • Conformation and gait analysis
  • Injury
  • Exercising the horse after a session
  • Marketing
  • Introduction to dental issues
  • Introduction to saddle fitting issues


Students attend class daily 8:00-5:30pm and have added 2 hours of evening studies. Day five of the class is spent out of class for independent and guided home study.


Speaker(s): April & May Courses: Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW


Cost: $2495USD


Contact details and more information:

EquiLearn Institute