EQ100: Equinology® Equine Body Worker Certification Course
IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT WORKING PROFESSIONALLY THEN YOU NEED TO LEARN FROM THE BEST IN THE FIELD!
We urge you to compare programs before taking this enormous step in the direction of your future profession. 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. We offer the Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification® (EEBW) Course in several formats. Courses with a larger number of attendance days have shorter daily hours while the courses with a smaller number of attendance days have longer daily hours.You only need to take one of the EEBW format courses to qualify for the completing the externship. Join us for our signature certification course which offers a unique approach to equine wellness. The course emphasizes proper and safe techniques; again all anatomically referenced. It covers assessment of the entire horse including conformation and gait assessment and introduces saddle fit and dentistry. The program stresses ethics and underlines marketing as well as documentation to accentuate working within the professional equine care industry. The class is presented with loads of hands-on, specimens, illustrations, horses and of course the “Pattillo Painted Pony”(The Triple P). We don’t know of a better course currently offered, and we are proud to continue to present this course. There is more to sessions with horses than just a recipe “routine.” You need to look at the whole animal, understand what you are seeing and utilize the skills you’ve been taught. Equinology INC ® is not for everyone. Equinology INC ® is for the serious students, those who strive to be leaders in their profession. We want students who wish to be part of the team caring for horses. We want them to be able to communicate effectively with the other team members. You have to know anatomy, understand the movement, recognize what is normal for a horse and be very aware of contraindications to bodywork if you want to be on the team. This 9-day extended 100+ hour course (actual course contact hours and independent evening and off day assigned study is over 320+hours with the required post course fieldwork and precourse study (EQ50)). The course is specifically designed for those students wishing to pursue a career in this field but is also regularly attended by veterinarians, physical therapists, human massage therapists, equine massage therapists, trainers, barn managers, and chiropractors who would like to enhance their skills. The course is taught in such a comprehensive, logical layered format, that those with little or no complementary equine care and science background will find themselves up to speed with the other professional participants.
- Application of a full 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
- Conformation and gait analysis
- Exercising the horse after a session
- Introduction to dental issues
- Introduction to saddle fitting issues
- Session assessment & observation forms included for business use
The Externship (Final Project of Case Studies, Visual Presentation, and Extra Learning Activities):
After completing the workshop and required externship, the student will be able to assess posture and movement and apply a complete session confidently. Externship and case studies are required in all of Equinology’s courses to ensure that the students have learned the enormous amount of material presented in class. This way we find we can fine-tune the students’ sessions. Equinology’s staff can answer questions from the participants should they arise during this externship period. Equinology’s reputation stands tall due to the fact we test our students AFTER the course before issuing certificates; the certificates are not handed out as door prizes at the end of the class. Everybody needs to practice what they have learned, do cases studies and continue with extra learning activities so they can hone their skills, ask questions and get the additional hands-on skills required before presenting yourself as a professional. Our participants are so well prepared that we have a 98% pass rate for those presenting the externship. For this particular course, there’s an additional 120 hours of guided study once the student leaves the class. This is completed at home. Participants complete 20 sessions on at least 5 different horses using all of the techniques taught in the class. There is also a home review portion included in the externship on muscle function, muscle identification, point location and gait assessment required to enhance the material that is taught and presented in the class. It is not required that you mentor under another Equinology® Equine Body Worker. Once this is completed a visual presentation is sent by the student to Equinology to review, evaluate and expand the student’s work.
Duration of Course:
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. The one-half hour is allowed for lunch. It is an intense course. This is the same course as EQ101 and EQ102, just in a different format. If registering for the early bird tuition when available, the balance must be paid by the deadline date. If the balance is not paid by this date the tuition reverts from the early bird tuition to the regular tuition. No exceptions. It is the registrant’s responsibility to pay the balance in time to receive the discounted rate when Equinology extends these special offers.
Text and Materials Required for Course:
Required Course Text: Anatomy of Equine Bodywork: The Equinology Approach: by Debranne Pattillo: $99 + tax (available onsite) or online purchase $149USD (plus shipping and handling) Course Workbook: Free Course Handouts and Business Documents: Free Course Externship Support Group: Free Course Audio: Free Externship Grading (Case Studies and Visual Presentation) and Certificate: Free
You must have knowledge of directional terms, veterinary vocabulary, and anatomy. You need to register well in advance for the EQ50: Equine Anatomy Precourse Distance Study found at https://equinology.com/product/eq50-equine-anatomy-precourse-distance-study/. The fee is $95USD. You can register for this course at any time even if you are not attending this course. If you have a thorough understanding of this material especially those professionals already in the healthcare industry such as veterinarians or similar; please contact the office to clear this prerequisite. This EQ50 prerequisite and the final exam will then be waived. We expect students to spend 100 hours reviewing the precourse study guide before attending the course. While it is not necessary to complete the entire EQ50 course by the time you attend this course you should be very familiar and comfortable with the terminology and skeletal system. However, for those participating in the EQ100, you must complete the EQ50 final exam before your Equinology® Equine Body Worker certificate is released. Participants must have good horse ground handling skills and be thoroughly comfortable working with horses before attending this course. You must be confident and secure picking up horses’ legs and must be comfortable leading all types of horse personalities and dispositions. If not, we suggest you spend some time taking horsemanship lessons prior to enrollment. This is not a “pet-a-pony” course.
EQ50: Equine Anatomy Precourse Distance Study: Get it here
Please note: USA Students must first read the state law pertaining to their state before being allowed to register. The state laws vary and some states only allow veterinarians or direct supervision for animal care. Laws can change at any time and Equinology INC is not responsible or accountable for changes in laws preventing individuals from participating in certain states.
Strongly Suggested Additional Text:
Any Good Additional Anatomy Text (we suggest):
Color Atlas of Veterinary Anatomy: The Horse Volume 2 by Ashdown & Done or Clinical Anatomy of the Horse by Drs. Clayton and Flood or Anatomy of the Horse by Drs. Budras and Rock
Any Good Equine Health Care Book (we suggest):
The Comprehensive Guide to Equine Veterinary Medicine by Dr. Barb Crabbe
Any Good Lameness Book (we suggest):
Manual of Equine Lameness by Dr. Gary Baxter or Practical Guide to Lameness by Dr. Ted Stashak
Any Good Veterinary Dictionary (we suggest):
Veterinary Medical Terminology by Romich available through Cengage Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
Further Favorite Reading for Future Information:
Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse by Dr. Denoix Your Horse’s Well Being by Linda Tellington- Jones The Horse in Motion: The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion by Pilliner, Elmhurst, and Davies Cavaletti by Klimke Equine Exercise Physiology by Dr. David Marlin The Dynamic Horse by Dr. Hilary Clayton The Horse in Motion: The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion by Pilliner, Elmhurst, and Davies Activate Your Horse’s Core by Drs. Clayton and Stubbs Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse by Drs. Ross and Dyson Animal Physiotherapy by McGown, Goff, and Stubbs Care and Rehabilitation of the Equine Foot by Pete Ramey Anatomy for Artists by Goldfinger