EQ75: Equine Massage & Bodywork for Owners and Trainers


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The Equinology Equine Massage and Bodywork Course will change the way you look at your horse and care for your horse. The course offers a comprehensive understanding of equine sports massage, soft tissue release, and stretch techniques. Here’s why you should seize this opportunity:
1. Hands-On Practical Experience:
You won’t just be sitting in a classroom. This course is designed with an abundance of hands-on practical experience, allowing you to immediately apply the techniques you learn. With approved instructors leading the way, you’ll gain a deep understanding of equine bodywork through real-life scenarios.
2. Multimedia Learning:
This course doesn’t just rely on lectures. You’ll have access to multimedia illustrations and video clips, enhancing your learning experience. Visual aids and specimens ensure that you grasp the intricacies of equine massage and bodywork, making the learning process engaging and effective.
3. In-Depth Overview:
Beyond its introductory label, this course offers more comprehensive information than many basic massage workshops. For those considering a professional path in equine bodywork, it provides a detailed preview of the field, helping you make informed decisions about your future in this industry.
4. Beneficial for Diverse Backgrounds:
Whether you’re a horse owner, trainer, or saddle fitter, this course is tailored to benefit individuals with diverse roles in the equine world. Learn not just the techniques but also how to integrate bodywork into regular horse assessments, training programs, and saddle fitting processes.
5. Health, Performance, Comfort, and Communication:
The course focuses on the holistic well-being of the horse. As you master equine massage and bodywork, you contribute to improved health care, enhanced performance, increased comfort, and better communication between horses and their caregivers. It’s a win-win for both you and your equine companions.
6. Discount for Certification Course:
Should you decide to take your skills to the next level with the Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification Course, your investment in this introductory course pays off. Enjoy a $100 discount upon registration for the certification course—a valuable incentive for those looking to deepen their knowledge and commitment.
7. Consideration for Body Mechanics:
Beyond technique, Equinology emphasizes correct body mechanics and safe practices. You’ll not only learn how to perform effective bodywork but also how to do it sustainably. This ensures that you can apply your skills comfortably and without risk of discomfort or pain.
8. Continuing Education Recognition:
Equinology is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Earn 14 CE hours for this course, showcasing its credibility and recognition within the industry.
9. Opportunity to Host the Course:
If you’re passionate about bringing this knowledge to your local community, you have the chance to host the course in your area. Contact the Equinology office, and they will provide the relevant information to make it happen.

In conclusion, the Equinology Equine Massage and Bodywork Course isn’t just a learning experience; it’s a gateway to a deeper connection with horses, a stepping stone toward professional growth, and a contribution to the well-being of these magnificent animals. Seize the opportunity to enhance your skills and enrich the lives of horses in your care.

  • 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 bodywork techniques
  • Stretching
  • Correct and effective body mechanics
  • Improving your eye for gait and conformation assessment

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm with 1/2 hour for lunch.

EQ75 Workbook, EQ75 Barn Companion, EQ75 Visual Presentation: Free

Must be comfortable working with horses and picking up the limbs.

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. The EQ50 course is the required precourse study for our Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification Courses. Course details can be found at https://equinologyaustralia.com/product/eq50-equine-anatomy-precourse-distance-study/

You must be a High School Graduate or be over 18 years of age. 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 our free “Ability to Benefit” online exam. Parents registering students under the age of 18 or those requesting the ATB exam must call the office at 707.377.4313.

   Date: March 20-22, 2023
   Location: New South Wales: Koolabah Performance Horses
   Instructor: Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW
   Price: AU$1100
   Date: March 25-27, 2023
   Location: South Australia: Dibden Equestrian Park
   Instructor: Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW
   Price: AU$950

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.