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This 4-day 50+hour course (a total of 100+hours with the required field work) is taught by the international instructor Dianne Jenkins EBW JENT . It is specifically designed to cater to both professional students: veterinarians, physical therapists, human massage therapists, equine massage therapists, chiropractors & dentists, as well as horse owners, trainers and barn managers who would like to broaden their skills of first aid and to support their horses health. The course is taught in such a comprehensive logical layered format, that those with little or no complementary equine care and science background will find themselves up to speed with the other professional participants.

After completing the training program and required externship, the student will be able to evaluate posture, movement and the general state of a horse\\\\\\\'s health, and apply acupoint stimulation confidently. Fieldwork/externship is required in all of Equinology\\\\\\\'s courses to ensure the students have learned the enormous amount of material presented in class. Equinology\\\\\\\'s staff is able to answer questions for the participants should they arise during this externship period. Equinology\\\\\\\'s reputation stands tall due to the fact we test our students before issuing certificates. Our participants are so well prepared that we have a 98% pass rate for those presenting externships. This course is a prerequisite for participating in the Jenkins Equine Neurophysiologic Therapy Course.

Our course outline includes:

  • Benefits of Red Light Therapy
  • Science of Red Light Therapy
  • Brain Based Healing Mechanisms
  • Locating acupoints from anatomy resources
  • Types of red lights & how to use
  • Formulating session plans
  • Effects of environmental factors on success
  • Contraindications
  • Blending therapies
  • Record keeping
  • Safe Practice
  • Subjective conformation & gait evaluation
  • Learning to \\\\\\\'feel\\\\\\\' & stimulate acupoints
  • Therapeutic \\\\\\\'join up\\\\\\\'
  • Running meridian paths
  • 100 point locations
  • Reflex tests
  • Acupoint groupings
  • Detecting, assessing and interpreting change
  • Horse Essential Acupoints
  • Human Essential Acupoints
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Pain Management
  • Wound healing

Course Duration:

Students attend class daily from 8am to 5pm and have additional 1 hour of evening studies.

Prerequisite: Please Note!

You must have knowledge of directional terms, vocabulary, equine anatomy and familiarity with red light information. This is supplied in a pre-course Study Guide provided for you to complete before the course. We expect students to spend 16+hrs reviewing the study guide before the course. Please register early to ensure you receive this study guide with plenty of time to learn the contents. Participants must have good horse ground handling skills and be thoroughly comfortable working around horses before attending this course.

Required Reading:

The ERLT Study Guide

Suggested Reading:

Equine Acupressure A Working Manual by Nancy Zidonis

Veterinary Acupuncture Ancient Art to Modern Medicine by Allen M Schoen

Acupressure point charts for horses by Diana Thompson

Photonic Therapy The McLaren Method by Brian McLaren