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registration. Your course instructions and documents will be sent manually
which can take up to two business days.
If you want to learn equine anatomy, take this EQ50 Equine
Distance Study Anatomy course. Lay down the bones and learn those layers of
muscles as well as veterinary anatomy! If you are serious about continuing on
to learn bodywork as a professional, seriously, you have to learn this if you
want to play with the big kids. This is only a starting point and covers more
anatomy in it than most onsite courses.
The EQ50 online course is also the required precourse anatomy
distance study course used for our signature Equinology® Equine Body Worker
(EEBW) Certification courses and is used for other school programs requiring
precourse anatomy study. The EEBW course numbers: EQ100, EQ101 and
EQ102 are all the same course content but differ in amount of days attending
and hours per day.
Equinology has the only 300+ hour Equine and Canine Body Work
Certification Program in California which is approved by the Bureau for Private
Postsecondary Education (BPPE)!
You will also find the EQ50 Equine Anatomy Distance Study course
very helpful if taking courses from another program as well as any of
Equinology’s courses in anatomy, neurology, biomechanics, saddle fitting and
any other modality for horses. If you are an owner, breeder, kennel worker, vet
tech or trainer this course will exceed your expectations.
If you are going to attend one of our onsite courses, signing up
for this course now allows you the luxury of studying well ahead of time or if
you are looking for a review. With the expanded EQ50 course, we have determined
it takes around 100 hours to complete.
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
apply palpation skills for
the equine surface anatomy and compare them amongst 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,
evaluate the musculoskeletal
symmetry of the horse to determine if there are differences which need to
be addressed by a health care professional.
Requirements of Students:
A computer and internet access is required for students to
download the text and documents delivered via “High Tail” which is a program
utilized to send large documents. The internet connection should be 56K modem
and although slower speeds will work, high speed is preferable (cable, LAN, DS
etc.) Students should have computer and internet access to view suggested links
as well as videos on You Tube. 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 18 YEARS TO REGISTER 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 and document the passing of an “Ability to Benefit”. Parents you
must call the office at 707.884.9963 if you are registering your child under 18
years of age.
**Those who are not high school graduates need to take and
document the passing of an“Ability to Benefit” test from either Wonderlic or
Accuplacer with a minimum score demonstrating that they have the ability to
benefit from Equinology’s instruction. Proof of this must be
This EQ50 course also offers 50 continuing education hours for
members of the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
(Human State Certification).
Course Content: Anatomy and Veterinary Terminology and
Vocabulary, The Muscular System, The Skeletal System and Palpating Bony
Landmarks and Surface Anatomy
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 (155 pages) is sent to you via a hyperlink from
Hightail.com to download directly to your computer to save or print. Hard
copies are available for purchase at your own expense ($54.95): http://www.equinology.com/info/product.asp?subcatid=19.
This is sent directly from the printer who also calculates the shipping
charges. Posters are also available from the online store.
Additional Learning Activities for each of the four sections are
found on the Equine Anatomy Facebook group site (and are also sent to you via
Hightail) which is limited to registered students. These Additional Learning
Activities are required components of the course, not optional. If you do not
complete them you will miss a good deal of the course. Once you are registered
you will be sent an invitation to the group. You will be able to talk amongst
yourselves in the group and also ask questions. Debranne Pattillo will be
monitoring the group should you have any questions for her directly in regards
to the course material. While it is not imperative, it is quite helpful if
students have access to horses to practice identifying the musculoskeletal
system on actual horses as well as palpating the surface anatomy.
When you have completed reviewing all the course content, you will
request the open book final exam (which will be emailed to you upon request)
and you have a time limit of 2 months to complete the exam. No worries!
You have 3 attempts to pass
If you are interesting in signing up for this course you can
register directly through this link by scrolling below or send a check (USA
only) or international money order to the Equinology office at: POB 1192,
Gualala, CA 95445 USA.
Please remember you do not have to finish the EQ50 in order to be
able to attend the EEBW course but you must be extremely familiar with the
skeletal system. Join us for one of these EEBW courses; sign up now!
The current Equinology® Equine Body Worker (EEBW) Certification
EQ100 which is held over a 9 day period: http://www.equinology.com/info/course.asp?courseid=5
The longer two week version EQ101 held once or twice a year in
California can be found at: http://www.equinology.com/info/course.asp?courseid=7
The three week version held once a year on the northern California
coast can be found at: http://www.equinology.com/info/course.asp?courseid=8
If you are looking for a particular country schedule click on to
the calendar of events for that country found on this page: http://www.equinology.com/info/events.asp
To complete EEBW certification process (EQ100 or 101 or 102)
Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification Course (EEBW) students need to
complete the EQ50 final exam before the EEBW certificate is released. Again,
you may attend the EEBW course before you finish this EQ50 course.