This certificate is designed to give you an insight into Equine Massage. It contains much about the horses anatomy as you need a thorough understanding of this in order to know how massage works and influences the horse, as well as stretches and massage techniques that you can use on your own horse at home. The course is ideal for Horse Owners wanting to learn about techniques for warming their horse up, cooling them down, using stretching and massage techniques in order to maintain their health, wealth and soundness.
Studying the Equine Massage course is of great benefit to people wanting a ‘taster’ of massage, especially if they are thinking of a career in Equine Massage or Physiotherapy.
Scroll down further to see the full course curriculum.
- Eleven Learning Activities and five modules
- Anatomy Pack
- Access to video clips of various massage techniques taught in the course
- Two assessments
- Unlimited tutor support throughout the course
- Live webinar chats with your tutor and fellow students
- Advice as to how to progress towards a career in equine massage.
Who is this course for?
- Horse Owners wanting to learn about techniques for warming their horses up, cooling them down, using stretching and massage techniques in order to maintain their health, welfare, and soundness.
- Horse Owners wanting to learn to massage their horses themselves as part of their daily and weekly routine.
- People wanting a ‘taster’ of massage, perhaps thinking of a career in Equine Massage or Physiotherapy
- Students wanting to learn more about the anatomy of the horse, particularly related to structure and movement.
"This course was very enjoyable, I've learnt a lot and exceeded my expectations. The material was very informative and easy to understand and I enjoyed the practical assignment. The staff at Equine Distance Learning are always very helpful and friendly."
- Danielle Luus, January 2020
"I really enjoyed studying the Equine Distance Learning Equine Massage course and found it very interesting and informative. It was great to be able to work around ‘life’, fitting the coursework in where I could. I enjoyed the practical tasks and my ponies definitely liked being practiced on too! The Equine Distance Learning team were very friendly and helpful - would definitely recommend!"
- Angela Tuck, September 2019
"I'm absolutely delighted with my results, this course has helped myself and my horses no end, for me I found it wonderfully educating, extremely therapeutic and found myself in a wonderfully calm headspace whilst carrying out the massage and stretching techniques. For my horse Danny - well, without a doubt it helped speed up his recovery from a pelvic injury, and with Murphy it gave him great relief and basically loosened him out as he would be quite stiff, watching them ZONE OUT during their massage was priceless and very rewarding for me to know that now I can help them on a daily basis to keep in top shape to allow them to perform to their best both mentally and physically, so for this I thank you!"
- Louise Magill, July 2019
"I have just found out that I have passed my introduction to Equine massage course and I am so thrilled. Equine Distance Learning have allowed me to balance my time gaining new knowledge and skills in a sector I feel passionate about whilst being a full time mummy with my young son at home in a perfect balance. It gave me a fantastic opportunity to take time for me whilst learning something new with no added pressure or deadlines to meet. Equine Distance Learning produce such detailed and informative courses in an interactive and relaxed way whilst offering support throughtout.
I am hoping to further my studies in Equine sport massage therapy next, but will definitely be back to Equine Distance Learning for more of their amazing courses."
- Hayley Akers, March 2019
"Amazing courses available. Kerry is very supportive and helpful with any questions. Can't wait to do my next one!"
- Rachel Millard, March 2019
"Next month I am going on my equine massage course with equissage and following the completion of this course I will be a fully qualified equine sports massage therapist. By doing your distance learning course, it not only allowed me to secure a place on the next course but it also gave me an insight into what I would be learning and allowed me to prepare and get some practice in. I can't recommend you guys enough, always there to offer support, answer questions and take on board feedback. Also due to being allowed a year to complete the course it allows you to still complete it even when working aswell. I'm so happy I chose you guys and I would recommend anyone wishing to do further equine education to enrol on one of your courses first, as it allows you to find out if you enjoy the subject and get a good overall picture whilst receiving some great support!"
- Esme Close, June 2018
"I’ve always wanted to get into Equine Massage and by doing this course it has meant I can now use these techniques on my own horse. The theory side has really helped me understand massage a lot more. Another brilliant course from Equine Distance Learning."
Olivia Sanders, June 2018
"I'd like to say how much I enjoyed doing this course and it has already helped my horse who had a problem with a muscle in her new and I had to treat her with a massage twice everyday with 2 of the techniques I learnt on the course and stretches. Knowing how to do these properly I helped her healing. It also seems very therapeutic for both horse and human. This course has made my tense horse more relaxed and trusting and has strengthened our relationship, a very informative and enjoyable online course I've taken that every horse owner should consider doing."
Lorraine Sanderson, February 2017
Emily is an experienced equine sports masseuse. Trained by world renowned veterinary physiotherapist Mary Bromiley FCSP SRP RPT(USA) MBE. Emily gained a diploma in Equine Sports Massage with ITEC, the International Therapy Examination Council. Emily works with some top competition riders and their horses and is a talented show jumper herself.
"Received my certificate and can't wait to get it on the wall. Would highly recommend Equine Distance Learning to anyone thinking of expanding their equine knowledge. Tutors are helpful and very quick at responding to any questions. I have a BSc in Equine Science and am currently studying an MSc in vet Physio. So studying the Introduction to Equine Massage course gave me a real good head start, plus my horse and his field mates absolutely love all the massages they're getting now. Happy ponies, happy owners. 5 good head start. 5 🌟 recommendation from me and Baz 😃“
Jade Payne, October 2016
“I am really enjoying working through your course material and I’m finding the activities extremely useful. I have been using my new knowledge acquired from your course to practise different massage techniques on a variety of different horses. By having a better understanding of how massage effects the horse in so many positive ways, has give me the confidence to improve the well being of each individual horse depending on their personal needs. I also feel a sense of achievement when I am able to know what is best for each horse.
Emily’s feed back is excellent I can use this to help me improve my techniques. I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and would highly recommened this to anyone who would like a better knowledge of massage and horse anatomy. I feel I have learnt so much. Thank you for being so very supportive and encouraging through out the time of my course. You have made me feel at ease being very approachable and available on stand by at any point to answer my questions.”
Rebecca Harrison, October 2016