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Practical Horse Massage: An Introduction

This course provides an introduction to the use of massage on the horse and its benefits. The use of active stretches will also be examined. Opportunities to practise massage strokes and stretches under the supervision of experienced, qualified staff.

Entry requirements

Some experience of handling horses essential.

Course content

This course begins by looking at the basic anatomy of the horse. It then examines the benefits of massage to the horse and looks at different massage strokes and their uses. Students will practise the application of the massage strokes leading to a full body massage. A variety of stretches used for horses will be demonstrated along with time for students to practice them.

Areas of study:

  • Benefits of massage
  • Types and uses of massage strokes
  • Types and uses of stretches

Further study and career options

Students may wish to apply for further part-time courses in horse care.

Additional information

You will be required to wear suitable clothing including stout yard boots or steel toe cap boots.

Course Information & How to Apply

In light of the current coronavirus outbreak this course has unfortunately been postponed. Information regarding our 2020-21 part-time courses will be out in May; please complete our enquiry form and we will alert you when they are released.

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LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
4 hours 06/06/2020 Sat 10.00 am - 2.00 pm £50 Shuttleworth College B814 Course in progress


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We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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