Understanding how the body works is the most important part of learning how to become an Equine Therapist. Knowing, understanding and learning to READ the horse - which muscles work together, what happens if one of them is injured, why a horse is presenting in a certain way. Without anatomy we are lost, it is the GLUE that holds everything else together. 

You will begin with the basics of the front end, the barrel and then the hind and how each portion works together. Then we delve deeper and deeper until you can paint a full picture of the horse's body in your mind and how it works. Nature is the most powerful computer programmer EVER!

In this topic, students will:

  • Gain a full understanding of the Equine Body and how the muscles work to make the body move

  • Understand the equine skeleton and the importance of the bones in a horse in motion

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of the deep and superficial muscles and how they work in pairs, triples, quads, etc.

  • Recognize the importance of fascia

B: Anatomy & Physiology

B1: General

B2: Front End

B3: The Barrel and Hind End

B4: Nerves

B5: Front End in Depth

B6: Hind End in Depth

B7: Head & TMJ