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Owner’s Equine Holistic Therapy Certification Course

Instructor: Dawn Cooper, TBMI, TPM Cn., Eq.
Founder, Total Balance Method

About the Course (subjects covered):

Students will study bones and muscles, muscle function as it relates to movement. Extensive study in how muscle discomfort relates to specific issues of movement and how to address those issues through multiple massage techniques. Additionally, introduction into Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principals and uses within the context of well-being, comfort and balance of energies. Students will learn skills in locating, identifying, and solving issues of discomfort, emotional distress, and areas of suspicion for injury, and learn how to formulate therapies to alleviate them. Visual material used to instruct proper techniques in therapy protocols, provide extensive explanation of stretches used to enhance chiropractic comfort, relieve muscle tension, and improve ease of movement. Instruction in, but not limited to, energy therapies such as chakras, herbals, TCM Five Elements and in proper use of essential oils as an aid to goals outlined by owner. Equine course is dictated by riding discipline.

Owner will choose course materials from the following riding disciplines:

  1. Huntseat/Jumping
  2. Driving/Combined Driving
  3. Saddleseat/Gaited Performances
  4. Western Performance
  5. Dressage

Instruction Resources:

Course Materials provided:

Sessions to begin:

February, April, June, August, October, December.

Session Size: 10

Each session will be restricted to 10 students. All students within a session begin together but work at their own pace and may finish at different times. No student is held to the pace of the others in their session.

Duration of course:

Students have one year to complete the different phases of the course before their individual mentoring expires. They may, however, take their exam at any time within an 18 month period. A one time extension may be available.

Certification requirements:

Students will receive their certificate by mail once they have successfully completed the course and passed the final exam.

Enrollment Cost:

Equine Owner's Course - $2,400 (USD)

Course enrollments are limited. Allow 14 to 21 days for receipt of course materials