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Equine Sports Massage for Athletic Performance

This is another high quality career course offered by Equi-Ed aimed at the Further Education student.  The study incorporates a variety of massage styles but with a main focus on Sports Massage in preparing the equine athlete for performance and recovery.  The course is also underpinned by anatomy & physiology with reference to other aspects of equine management that affect the health and performance of the horse.


For anyone wanting to help prepare horses for best performance and recovery, then this is the course for you! Aspiring Therapists, competition horse owners with multiple horses, grooms etc. will be very well suited to this course!

Please see our career course Equine Integrative Support Therapies which will tell you more about Equi-Ed – its important you get a feel for what we are about and our standards and commitment to producing Therapists of excellence, well equipped for the equine industry.


Training Programme

This flexible study programme will suit all student profiles, whether studying already or in employment. It is delivered over one Module of 5 days ‘Attended Learning’ where we focus on theory and practical massage followed by a period of ‘Distance Learning’ in which you will complete assignments and field based case studies with horses. This leads to a final theory and practical assessment.  The earliest completion period realistically is 6 months but this really depends on your lifestyle and time you can allocate to studying.  We are very flexible to suit your needs!


Graduates may progress onto level 5 training after a period of working in industry as a Therapist if it is their intention to become a fully immersed Therapist incorporating  Massage and Rehabilitation with the option to attend the full range of CPD (continuing professional development) one day courses.  The flow chart further on shows the progressive nature of our training.

You are however still equipped to massage horses as a Therapist after taking this Equine Sports Massage for Athletic Performance course.

This is a UK Level 4 nationally accredited training course, equivalent to a Level 5/6 course in Ireland.

Please contact Therese at Equi-Ed on the contact page of this website for further course details, dates and fees

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