EQ100LP: Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification Course for Licensed Professionals

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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.



This course is designed for those licensed professionals (LP) wishing to add soft tissue work in their existing practice. Accepted LP qualifications include licensed veterinarians, licensed chiropractors and osteopaths who have 2 years’ experience working with horses. We will consider licensed physical therapists and acupuncturist who have at least 2 years’ experience working with horses but you will need to contact the office so we can review your qualifications. At the time of registration, you have the option to register for the course and the externship. The externship is required if you wish to present yourself as an Equinology Equine Body Worker. 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.

The course will provide the entire massage and bodywork session presented in our Equinology Equine Body Worker (EEBW) certification courses. We have streamlined the course since those already working as licensed equine health care professionals should have a deep understanding of the musculoskeletal system, evaluation, and assessment of muscle and structure symmetry as well as gait analysis. Although we review these topics in the course, we do not go to the detail as done in the regular foundation EEBW course.

Students attend class daily 8-5:30 for 5 days and have additional 2-3 hours of review every evening. Participants must attend every day of the onsite course; missing any portion will disrupt the delivery of the course.

Course Outline:

  • Skeletal structure:
  • Thoracic appendicular system
  • Pelvic appendicular system
  • Axial skeletal system
  • Bony landmark identification
  • Palpation skills

Muscle structure:

  • Intrinsic Muscles
  • Extrinsic Muscles
  • Palpation skills
  • Locating and isolating muscles
  • Injury
  • Deep muscles
  • Middle muscles
  • Superficial muscles
  • Injuries caused by specific activities

Massage and Bodywork:

  • Safety rules
  • Basic Strokes
  • Full massage and bodywork session
  • 80+point locations
  • Issues associated with positive points
  • Contraindications
  • Body Mechanics
  • Exercises following the session
  • Stretches for the session


  • Documentation
  • Introduction to saddle assessment
Text Required: Anatomy of Equine Bodywork: The Equinology® Approach by Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW. will be available at the course for $99USD (no shipping or handling) or for online purchase (students will be given the promotion code; there is also a $10 shipping fee).

The Externship (Final Project of Case Studies and Visual Presentation) for those registering for the externship and qualification:
After completing the workshop and required externship, the student will be able to assess posture and movement and apply a complete session confidently. To acquire the EEBW Certificate of Achievement, participants are required to complete this portion as part of the course. Externship and case studies are required 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 is able to answer questions from the participants should they arise during this externship period.

For this particular course, there’s an additional 100 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 and submit a visual presentation of their session for review.

Course Workbook: Free

Course Handouts (please note use of business forms is not provided if not doing the externship): Free

Course Audio: Free

Link to Routine Visual Presentation: Free

Narrated Lectures for Personal Use: 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 HERE. The fee is $95USD. You can register for this course at any time even if you are not attending this course. Licensed professionals with sufficient equine musculoskeletal knowledge have the option to waive this EQ50 prerequisite and the final exam.

Strongly Suggested Additional Text or Learning Aids:

Any Good Additional Anatomy Text or App (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
Equine Anatomy Learning Aid (EALA): android version is available from the Google Play store here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.equiinkpublications.equine
The iphone version is available from the App Store here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/equine-anatomy-learning-aid/id1489633019

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
Equine Lameness for the Layman by Dr. Robert Grisel
Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse by Drs. Ross and Dyson

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
Animal Physiotherapy by McGown, Goff, and Stubbs
Care and Rehabilitation of the Equine Foot by Pete Ramey
Anatomy for Artists by Goldfinger

To enroll in the EQ100LP course, you must be one of the licensed professionals and meet the criteria. All individuals must have at least 2 years’ experience of working with horses. It is understood that the participants are confident in veterinary anatomy and vocabulary. They must be confident in assessing gaits and lameness and have a full understanding of evaluations conformation and symmetry of muscles and structures. They must have a comprehension of the muscles and surface anatomy (if not please take the online EQ50 Equine Anatomy Online Course to review). The portions listed above have been removed from this EEBW course and participants must have this knowledge before attending. If not, please enrolling the regular EEBW courses.

Note: Course tuition may differ for courses other than those offered on the West Coast, USA.

   Date: October 7th to October 11th, 2021
   Location: Animals in Motion, Penngrove, CA
   Instructor: Debranne Pattillo MEEBW
   Price: $1975 with externship; $1825 without externship
l   Registration: Choose course dates above, then add to cart

You can register on this site directly for all USA West Coast onsite courses and all worldwide online courses. External links for non-USA West Coast 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 USA west coast 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 $250 deposit is received for the course. The $250 deposit is credited towards your course tuition. Courses $250 or less are paid in full at the time of registration. Please take note that all tuition balances are due 30 days prior to the beginning of the USA course. If the instructor is international, then the course balances are due 60 days prior to the start 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 four weeks prior to the first day of class. If the instructor is internationally located, the deadline is eight weeks. Tuitions which are $250 and over will require a registration fee of $250 to enroll and these are nonrefundable and nontransferable. This $250 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 $250. Those courses which are less than $250 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 30 days of the course commencement less the $250 non-refundable registration fee or 60 days from the course commencement if the instructor is internationally located. 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 four weeks prior to the start of the course date. Again, if this is an international instructor the tuition is collected eight weeks prior to the start of the course.

Our instructor’s contract policy allows us thirty (30) days cancellation (sixty (60) for international instructors) 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 30 days prior to course commencement (sixty (60) days for international instructors)
  • A $25 fee is charged for any returned checks
  • Any students without 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.