EQ1700: Equinology® Equine Taping Level One

Please note: If you are taking the course for personalize interest, you can sign up for the tuition fee without the externship. We cannot add it in later.


Joining the Equine Taping Level One course is not just a learning opportunity; it’s an experience that will elevate your skills and deepen your understanding of equine care. Here’s why you should consider enrolling:

Onsite Supervision for Effective Learning:
In the realm of taping techniques, there’s no substitute for hands-on, onsite supervision. This course provides a unique opportunity for you to receive direct guidance, ensuring you grasp and apply the techniques accurately. This personalized approach guarantees a comprehensive and effective learning experience.

Comprehensive Curriculum:
The course covers a wide array of essential topics, ranging from equine functional assessment and muscle/joint applications to specific taping applications for various conditions. You’ll delve into fundamental concepts, explore overuse syndromes, and learn corrective techniques for different anatomical aspects, including functional, space, fascia, ligament, tendon, and lymphatic applications.

Progressive Structure:
The Level One course serves as a solid foundation, laying the groundwork for your expertise. Its seamless integration with the Level Two 2-day course allows for a continuous, in-depth learning experience. The day break between the courses provides a crucial reflection period, enhancing your ability to absorb and apply the knowledge gained.

Exclusive Eligibility Criteria:
This course is designed for professionals and advanced students committed to enhancing equine well-being. The eligibility criteria ensure that participants come from diverse but relevant backgrounds, including doctors of veterinary medicine, physical therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, certified equine massage therapists (300+ hours), veterinary technicians, and physical therapy assistants. This ensures a dynamic learning environment with peers who share your passion and dedication.

Evidence-Based Techniques:
The course emphasizes evidence-based techniques, ensuring that you’re equipped with proven methods and strategies. By grounding your learning in science and practical application, you’ll gain confidence in your ability to make a positive impact on the health and performance of the horses you work with.

Practical Application for Clinical Conditions:
Beyond theoretical knowledge, this course focuses on practical applications for real-world scenarios. Whether you’re dealing with weak muscles, pain, or swelling, you’ll learn how to use taping techniques to stimulate healing, provide relaxation, and bring about positive clinical outcomes.

In summary, the Equine Taping Level One course is more than just a class; it’s a stepping stone towards mastery in equine care. Elevate your skills, network with like-minded professionals, and become a sought-after expert in equine taping. Enroll now and embark on a journey that will not only enhance your career but also contribute to the well-being of the magnificent creatures you’re passionate about.

This three-day course is designed for licensed professionals in equine health care to become familiar with the application of taping for specific use in therapeutic and clinical rehabilitation

After completing three days and both courses the student will be able to:
• Discuss and apply tape to relax overuse syndromes, stimulate weaker muscles and decrease pain and swelling,
• Identify areas that will benefit from the application of tape,
• Incorporate the use of the tape in the participant’s existing practice,
• Design an individualized taping protocol for different clinical conditions,
• Communicate reasons for application of the tape with the veterinarian and owner responsible for the horse and
• Evaluate the overall progress of the horse in response to taping sessions.

Students are provided with the course material on the first day of the course. The instructor will lecture to prepare the student for the practical exercises and subject matter using PowerPoint presentations and/or overhead transparencies of illustrations or diagrams. Practical exercises will be done by the student in pairs and on the horse directly following the lectures to incorporate the techniques discussed.

Should a student have any specific requirements or needs, these should be discussed with the Director of Operations, Mr. Paul Hougard prior to registration so they can be addressed to enable the student to participate in the course.

Basics of equine functional assessment, basics muscle and joint applications for horses, taping fundamental concepts and the unique properties & uses of tape, taping applications for overuse syndromes, stimulate weak muscles, relaxation, and decrease pain and swelling, corrective techniques, taping concepts, corrective techniques (functional, space, fascia, ligament / tendon, and lymphatic) and taping application in a variety of clinical conditions.

For this particular course there are 40 hours of guided study once the student leaves the class. Although this is not a required externship you will have the opportunity to participate should you choose to do so.

Handouts (offered with tuition) are provided on the first day of the course.

Participants must belong to one of the professions listed below. Individuals not included in this list must first be approved by the Course Sponsors after a review of their credentials and academic qualifications.
Participants must hold a recognized qualification in the field of equine healthcare. They must understand functional anatomy with regard to the musculoskeletal system and be able to palpate and identify surface anatomy. Participants must have confident horse handling skills, understand equine behavior and be comfortable working around different equine personalities and dispositions. Participants must have worked professionally and full-time with horses for at least 2 years.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine:
Proof of degree must be provided upon registration. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.

Physical Therapist:
Proof of degree must be provided upon registration. Two (2) letters of recommendation from equine veterinarians are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.

Doctor of Chiropractic:
Proof of degree must be provided upon registration. Two (2) letters of recommendation from equine veterinarians are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.

Doctor of Osteopathy:
Proof of degree must be provided upon registration. Two (2) letters of recommendation from equine veterinarians are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.

Equine Massage Therapists & Equine Bodyworkers: Equine massage therapist (sports massage, myofascial release, etc.) or Equinology® Equine Body Worker (EEBW) graduates. Applicants must have completed 80 course hours of veterinary anatomy and physiology (EEBW graduates have already fulfilled this requirement). If not an EEBW, proof of certification from a 300+ hours recognized course (no online certification courses) in massage for equine courses. No students allowed – graduates only. Applicants must have at least 2 full years of work experience after successful completion of a recognized certification program.
Accepted programs include those with onsite tuition (no distance study), case studies and testing after the onsite tuition. Proof of certification(s), degree(s) and/or licenses(s) must be provided.
2 letters of recommendation from a veterinarian are required to confirm the applicant’s competency in working with the particular species (equine or canine).
It is understood that some of the courses presented do not allow non-veterinarians to utilize the methods demonstrated due to local professional regulations.

Veterinary Technicians and Physical Therapy Assistants:
Two (2) letters of recommendation from equine veterinarians are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.
Participants must have at least two years of experience and practice after completing their certification, in a professional setting with an equine veterinarian.
One letter of recommendation is required from the employing veterinarian or employing licensed physical therapist. This letter must include a statement describing the participant’s duties as an equine veterinary technician or PT assistant.
A second letter of recommendation from an equine veterinarian is required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met. Participants must verify state or national veterinary regulations to confirm whether the techniques taught in this course can be carried out by non-veterinarians.

Veterinary Medicine students in their final year of study: Two (2) letters of recommendation from veterinarians, professors or university faculty are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.

   Date: April 28-30, 2025
   Location: Victoria: Details coming soon!
   Instructor: Dr. Raquel Butler
   Price: AU$1395

You can register on this site directly for all Australia onsite courses and all worldwide online courses. External links for non-Australia onsite courses will take you to the appropriate website to continue your registration.

Registering via the Website:
You can click on the course number and scroll down to the bottom of the link to register for the particular Australia location and dates. The USA west coast office currently registers all online courses directly no matter where you live. Follow the “register now” link which will take you to the secure shopping cart. Here you can pay with a major credit card or Pay Pal. We do not accept wire transfers due to the processing fee.

Registering via Phone:
Please call the office during business hours 10 am-1 pm Pacific Time: 707.377.4313. You have the option to pay via credit card, Pay Pal or can arrange to send in a check.

Registering via Mail:
You can send your payment (checks, money orders or credit card numbers including the expiration date, CCV and billing zip code) to Equinology, Inc., 610 Noah Ct, Napa, CA 94558. Credit card registrations are also accepted over the phone.
Students are not registered until the non-refundable/non-transferable $500 deposit is received for the course. The $500 deposit is credited towards your course tuition. Courses $500 or less are paid in full at the time of registration. Please take note that all tuition balances are due 60 days prior to the beginning of the course.

To be eligible for our courses, a student must possess these skill sets:
    High School English equivalency reading skills*
    High School Graduate** or over 18 years of age
    Clearly understand the English Language***

* Those who are not high school graduates need to take an “Ability to Benefit” (ATB) test. We now have our own approved alternative ATB exam specific to equine or canine. Please contact the office at equinologyoffice@gmail.com for the link, password and state whether this is for a horse or dog course. The exam is at no charge and you have 3 attempts to pass.
** Those who are under 18 years of age need permission from their parents or guardians. If the student is not a high school graduate, they will need to take and document the Ability to Benefit Test as described above with a minimum score demonstrating that they have the ability to benefit from Equinology’s instruction.
*** Equinology Inc. does not offer English as a Second Language instruction. It does not offer English language services of any kind.

If you have any questions, please call!


The deadline to enroll for onsite courses offered by Equinology, Inc® is eight weeks prior to the first day of class. Tuitions which are $500 and over will require a registration fee of $500 to enroll and these are nonrefundable and nontransferable. This $500 registration fee is credited to the total tuition of the particular course. There is no registration fee for the few courses that cost less than $500. Those courses which are less than $500 will require payment in full upon registration.

Any student that notifies Equinology, Inc. to cancel a course must do so in writing and has the right to registration and obtain a refund of charges paid towards the tuition prior to 60 days of the course commencement less the $500 non-refundable registration fee. Refunds must be requested in writing to Equinology, Inc., attention Mr. Paul Hougard, COO/CFO, at 610 Noah Court, Napa, CA 94558 or the Equinology email at equinologyoffice@gmail.com.

Confirmation letters as well as the course outline, things to bring, required study before the course (if applicable), directions and lodging will be sent when the deposit has been paid. The balance of the tuition is collected eight weeks prior to the start of the course date.

Our instructor’s contract policy allows us sixty (60) days cancellation after which we are locked into our agreement. If you are unable to attend this course you may sell your spot to another individual providing that person has met the course prerequisites. Please notify the office for the data correction.

Our refund policies are stated on the factsheet, confirmation letters and on the website. As a reminder, registration fees which are used as deposits for courses are nonrefundable and nontransferable . In the event that Equinology cancels a course due to low enrollment we will refund your registration fee and any monies paid towards the remainder of the tuition. We will not “roll” the registration fee (deposit) over to another course for you should you not be able to attend.


If a course should not run due to low enrollment or other circumstances, Equinology will notify the students 28 days prior to the course commencement and return all tuitions collected including the deposit. Although students may wish to make travel arrangement before this time, Equinology cannot be held responsible for travel arrangements made before the 28 days. Equinology also cannot be responsible for student travel expenses should the class need to be canceled due natural disasters, or sociopolitical conflicts or an instructor emergency (death or severe illness or injury of self or immediate family member). In the case of instructor emergency, we will substitute an appropriate instructor if available before canceling the course. We suggest you purchase travel insurance for travel arrangements in case of one of these rare incidents.

Please note:

  • You cannot be confirmed on a class list until the registration fee (deposit) is received and the appropriate documentation has been returned (enrollment form etc)
  • You will not remain on the classlist and will forfeit your deposit if you do not pay the balance of your tuition by the designated date. We will attempt to contact you at least three times via email, text and phone.
  • Please prepare yourself for the course if precourse study is required
  • If a course has required texts, you should purchase these prior to the course
  • Please read the list of things to bring
  • In accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin
  • If you have any questions, please call us, that’s what we are here for!
  • Equinology reserves the right to cancel workshops due to circumstances beyond our control, including but not limited to, low enrollment, at which time all fees (including the registration fee/deposit) collected for the purpose of enrollment will be refunded.

Please note:

  • Equinology cannot be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants resulting from canceled or postponed workshops
  • Equinology recommends that registrants secure travel insurance
  • Registration fees (deposits) are non-refundable and non-transferable; no exceptions
  • Tuition is due 60 days prior to course commencement
  • A $25 fee is charged for any returned checks
  • Any students with outstanding accounts are not allowed to register for any Equinology or Caninology course worldwide until their debt has been addressed and paid.

For distance educational courses where the instruction is not offered in real-time, Equinology must transmit the first lesson and any materials to any student within seven days after Equinology accepts the student for admission. The student has the right to cancel the agreement and receive a full refund before the first lesson and materials are received. Cancellation is effective on the date written notice of cancellation is sent (see above contact information). If Equinology has sent the first lesson then the student is not eligible for a refund; Equinology shall not be obligated to pay any refund after the lessons and material are transmitted.