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Please register for the Equine Anatomy Course. Your course documents will be available via download immediately upon receipt of your enrollment and fees. Download links are active for 14 days.

Select whether your registration for this course is as an EQ50 student or for AASS M1 (AASS candidate). Please note that this selection can easily be adjusted later if an error is made.




Ongoing via Distance Learning


Debranne Pattillo MEEBW



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176 Page Manual

If you want to learn more about the musculoskeletal system, this course is the perfect choice.

The 176-page manual contains more relevant material than most onsite courses that you will attend! (Well…not our onsite equine qualification bodywork courses; that course text is over 700 pages and the workbook another 150 pages!)

Who should take this course?


Horse owners










Saddle Fitters




Barn Managers



And anyone in the health care industry who would like to expand their current knowledge. 

This course is also the required precourse anatomy distance study course used for our signature Equinology® Equine Body Worker (EEBW) Certification courses

And is also the Module One: Precourse Equine Anatomy Study and Review for the Academy of Animal Sports Science’s Animal Sports Therapy Rehabilitation Certification for licensed professionals and the EBER: Evidence Based Equine Rehabilitation Online Lecture Series for the general public. This is such a highly respected course that it is used for other school programs requiring precourse anatomy study before the student attends the onsite course. You will find it beneficial for any bodywork approach, biomechanics, lameness, saddle fit, farrier or trimming or stretching course or workshop you plan to attend now or in the future. Get your head start now.



Lay down the bones and learn those layers of muscles as well as veterinary anatomy! Understand what it means if someone says they are flexing or extending a joint or if they are abducting a limb. If you are serious about continuing on to learn bodywork as a professional, you need the lingo if you want to play with the big kids.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course the student will be able to:

  • Identify the skeletal system and locate the regions of the skeleton on horses
  • Understand the veterinary terminology, vocabulary, and directional terms enabling the student to communicate with others in the field and continue with self-learning exercises
  • Apply palpation skills for the equine surface anatomy and compare them among horses
  • Distinguish and label the four layers of common muscles of the horse to assist future learning
  • Compare horse’s skeletal regions and be able to note the differences between horses as well note the asymmetries of the individual horse
  • Understand the terms related to the movement of the horse
  • Evaluate the musculoskeletal symmetry of the horse to determine if there are differences that need to be addressed by a health care professional.

Methods of Instruction and Delivery

This is a self-paced course.

Although it is designed to be completed in less than two months, we do allow the student one year from the time of registration to complete at home. The complete course manual (176 pages) is downloadable at the time of course purchase and one additional download is included at no extra charge. You do not have to purchase the text. Note: Download links are valid for 14 days from the time of purchase.

There are Additional Learning Activities within the manual which are required components of the course, not optional. If you do not complete them you will miss a good deal of the course.

Equine Anatomy Distance Study Manual

If you prefer a hard copy you are free to print a copy for yourself. If you do not have access to a printer remember you can download the link onto a USB and take it to your favorite print store. If this does not work for you there are hard copies available for purchase at your own expense ($89.95). These are bound and printed in color on quality paper: 

This is sent directly from the printer who also calculates the shipping charges (which is extremely expensive). 

When you have completed reviewing all the course content, you will request the open book final online exam. The course is good for one year from the date of registration. You must request your exam link no later than one month after your course expires. Once you open the link you will have 4 hours to complete your exam. No worries! You have 3 attempts to pass.

If you are interested in signing up for this course you can register directly above or send a check (USA only) or international money order to the Equinology office at: 610 Noah Court, Napa, CA 94558.

What Our Clients Says About Us

If you think you know anatomy because you’ve studied anatomy books, taken other Equinology courses where anatomy knowledge is expected, or even taken a dissection course, but wonder if there’s more to know, then you need to take this class. Debranne Pattillo makes the class fun and engaging with time spent both working on your model and looking at real horses to put the work into perspective. Be prepared to learn at a deep level. It’s designed to further your anatomy knowledge so you can be of even more benefit to your clients and their horses. I highly recommend it

Betsy N, EQ50 Certificate Course


A computer and internet access is required for students to download the text and documents which is made available at the time of course purchase. One additional download is permitted at no extra charge. The internet connection should be no less than 256K and high-speed access is preferable (cable, LAN, DS, etc.) Students should have computer and internet access to view suggested links as well as videos on YouTube. While not required to have a Facebook account, students have the opportunity to access the same documents on the Facebook group established for this course.


You must be a High School Graduate*or over 18 years of age* or

You must have High School English equivalency reading skills**

*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 an “Ability to Benefit” exam which we have online at no charge. Parents, you must call the office at 707.377.4313 or write equinologyoffice@gmail.com if you are registering your child under 18years of age. Do not continue the registration process; please contact the office.

**Those who are not high school graduates or similar and are over 18 years need to take the “Ability to Benefit” exam which we offer at no charge. Please contact the office for the link.

This EQ50 course also offers 50 continuing education hours for members of the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Human State Certification).



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 $300 deposit is received for the course. The $300 deposit is credited towards your course tuition. Courses $300 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.

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