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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: September 14th – 20th, 2021

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

Using bones, models, visuals, books, hand-outs, reference material and live horses, Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW, will lead and direct the group. Students will work in teams of two, building the muscles on the Equiken® models at a comfortable pace, researching each muscle as the building progresses. Students become very familiar with various published books, publications and internet resources during the course, thus enabling them to better research anatomy. Students will palpate and/or identify the location of the muscles built on live horses daily. Self-assessments are completed each morning to ensure students understand the previous day’s material.  Students must attend all 6 onsite days as well as attend to the guided study on the off day to receive credit.

Course Overview:

This course is designed for individuals who work professionally in the equine health industry as equine bodyworkers to elevate their anatomy comprehension. It is also attended by those already in the equine healthcare field to further their understanding of the equine musculoskeletal system.

The objectives for this course are as follows:

  • List and identify the four layers of muscle
  • Identify the surface anatomy
  • Understand the structure and function of muscles
  • Discuss the limiting factors of soft tissue restrictions
  • Utilize the referenced anatomy to enhance your current level of knowledge and/or incorporate this working knowledge into your current profession
  • Distinguish the symmetry of muscles
  • Diagram the origin and insertion of the muscles discussed in the course
  • Integrate the form and function of the stay apparatus into understanding the functions of muscles and biomechanics of the horse
  • Critique the muscular development of the horse


Students attend class daily from 8:00am-5:30pm and have an additional 2 hours of evening studies. Day four is spent out of class for independent and guided home study. Students are expected to spend the off day reviewing material for at least 8 hours.


Speaker(s): Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW


Cost: $1795USD

Contact details and more information:
EquiLearn Institute