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Certification, September 11th-15th & 18th-19th

Certification, September 11th-15th & 18th-19th


This course will take place in the Horse Capital of the World!  Ocala, Florida. 


This 7 day comprehensive course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply equine massage therapy on your own horse or on clients' horses. Over the course of the program, you will learn equine anatomy and physiology, the benefits of massage therapy, and a variety of massage techniques to improve circulation, reduce muscle tension, and promote relaxation.


Our expert instructors will guide you through hands-on demonstrations and interactive lectures, allowing you to practice your skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. We spend most of our time in the barn with various horses who demonstrate different issues, allowing us to troubleshoot and problem solve together as a class. This environment gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience and refine your techniques. In addition to massage techniques, this course will cover topics such as assessing and documenting progress, and communication with clients. Upon completion of the course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate equine massage therapy into your own practice or to enhance your understanding and application of equine health and wellness.


This course is suitable for horse owners, trainers, and equine professionals who are interested in improving the health and well-being of their horses.


Join us for an informative and rewarding experience, and let us help you take your equine massage skills to the next level!


Some of our curriculum includes: 


  • The anatomy and physiology of the horse.
  • The benefits of equine massage therapy.
  • Massage techniques, including effleurage, petrissage, and tapotement, direct pressure, and more. 
  • How to assess your horse's muscle tone and flexibility.
  • Common issues within each discipline. 
  • Muscle related lamenesses. 
  • How to perform a full-body massage on a horse. 
  • How to adjust and create specialized sessions for each horse. 
  • Contraindications for equine massage.
  • Safety precautions when working with horses.
  • Communication skills when working with clients and horses. 
  • Incorporating equine massage into your horse's wellness routine. 
  • Documentation and record-keeping. 
  • Marketing and promoting your services. 
  • Continuing education and professional development opportunities. 
  • Case studies and practical applications. 
  • Legal and ethical considerations. 


One exciting thing about this course that really sets it apart is that we have the facilities to allow students to bring their own horses! We of course have our own horses who have been a part of our program for years, but we allow other horses to join the class, giving students realistic, unique learning opportunities. 


Successful completion of this course grants the student a certificate as a “Certified Equine Massage Therapist“ and earns them 50 accredited hours through the NCBTMB. 

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