The Equinology Approach
The Equinology® Approach is the cornerstone for our school. This approach was developed by Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW, and founder of Equinology Inc. and co-founder of the International Equine Body Worker Association. 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. If you are interested in a qualification please visit the main site at www.equinology.com. If you just plan to take the course and not do the externship after (this will not give you an Equinology qualification as an Equine Body Worker) you can sign up for the EQ100: Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification® on this site and waive the externship (case studies and extra learning activities done at home after the course).