Advanced Practitioner Equine Integrative Support Therapies

EQ01 | Professional | UK Rural Skills accredited, align to level 5, (6 Irish Framework)

Course Description

Therapy plays a vital role in maintaining the health of all horses. A therapist usually works on a self-employed basis and provides treatments on horses at regular intervals to ensure their musculoskeletal system is healthy and maintained sufficiently for the work expected of them, with a focus on reducing injury and enhancing performance. All types of horses are candidates for physical therapy, whether a retired horse with aching joints and muscles, a leisure horse, a competition horse or a horse in rehabilitation. Each horse will need a specific therapy approach to suit their individual needs.

Is this course for you?


If you are passionate about a career in Equine Therapy and want everything you need to be successful and well-respected, then this is the perfect training program for you. It is UK Rural Skills accredited, aligned to level 5 (6 Irish Framework), and aimed at higher education students.

The Equi-ed program is truly one-of-a-kind. It offers a comprehensive approach to training equine professionals by honing their practical skills in therapy and rehabilitation strategies. This results in equine professionals that are truly exceptional in their fields, able to implement customized strategies in accordance with the unique and in-depth assessment of each individual horse’s needs. There is an increasing demand in the equine complementary healthcare sector for top-notch professionals who possess both genuine care and the highest levels of expertise. At Equi-ed, we believe that every horse is unique, so we strive to provide individualized treatment to each one of our clients. We do not solely focus on teaching how to massage a horse, as that is just one piece of the total puzzle. Our program strives to contextualize a vast array of therapies to ensure the best possible results for both the professional and the horse.

Our team of highly skilled and experienced therapists have taken their passion for helping horses to a whole new level! We pride ourselves on providing top-notch services aimed at enhancing the natural abilities of your leisure or performance horse, regardless of their discipline.

There is a wide range of musculoskeletal skills that our therapists possess and are ready to bring to your horse’s healing journey. You can expect a personalised treatment plan that will assist in alleviating any pain and discomfort your horse may be experiencing. The course teaches you to become well-equipped with sports massage, deep tissue muscle release, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, and equine manual lymphatic drainage, to name just a few.

Our approach to training horses involves principles that are solely grounded on evidence-based research and an in-depth understanding of these magnificent animals. We are committed to promoting injury prevention to every horse that strives to be the very best.

The physical and emotional structure of a horse includes its anatomy, physiology, behavior, and psychology. Other important systems, such as the foot and dentition, as well as supplementary subjects like the horse and rider anatomical relationship and the suitability of tack and training aids, make for an all-encompassing program of study. We even have a unit dedicated to building a successful business and the legalities involved, including working with other professionals and abiding by the Veterinary Act.

Course Name: Advanced Practitioner Equine Integrative Support Therapies

Course Certification: UK Rural Skills accredited, align to level 5, (6 Irish Framework)

Course Code: EQ01

Course Type: Professional


14 months in total. Blended learning.  The course is run in 2 Modules. Module one comprises of online zoom lectures and onsite days followed by distance learning where case studies and assignments are required. Mod 2 is run the same way 6 months later.

Online or Onsite: Blended learning

Ireland training fees: €3200


Course 2: Starting 27 May 2024
Course 3: Starting 29 July 2024
Course 4: Starting 28 October 2024

Final Assessment & Certification = €200

*Monthly Payment Plans are available.

Scotland training fees: £3200

Venue: The Scottish Equine Rehabilitation Centre – SERC

Course 1: Starting 17th June 2024
Course 2: Starting 22 July 2024

Final Assessment & Certification = £200 *Monthly Payment Plans are available.

Canada training fees: $4700

  • Venue: Meadowbranch Training Centre, 902 concession 4W, Dundas , Hamilton, Ontario
  • Course 1: Starting 26 August 2024
  • Final Assessment & Certification = $300 *Monthly Payment Plans are available.
Equi-Ed is committed to providing a comprehensive education in equine therapy. Our admissions process is designed to select students who have demonstrated a strong interest in the field or currently work in a related industry. Applications are reviewed on a holistic basis, taking into account the applicant’s academic record, as well as their experience with horses. Applicants will be notified of their admissions decision within 5 days of submitting their application form.

Choose your course date and location and fill out the application form. We will contact you within 5 working days to confirm your approval. There are payment options available for professional courses, such as payment installments or you can use Humm Finance. Once you have signed up and paid the deposit, you can start your course.”


The unique integrated programme produces equine professionals with excellent therapeutic practical skills and rehabilitation strategies to implement based on in-depth assessment of the horse and academic knowledge learned.


This Course is Delivered in Ireland, Scotland and Canada.

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