|Who should take this course?
Anyone who is involved with horses and
would like to understand them better. If you are looking for a career in
Equine Therapy, this course is for you. If you're a rider, breeder, or
competitor who would like to know more about how to care for your equine
partners, this course is for you.
Who is the instructor?
Helen J. Woods, Equine Therapist
Helen is currently working throughout the provinces of British Columbia
and Alberta and the United States. She travels extensively, giving
awareness clinics and treating all breeds and disciplines. She has a very
high success rate in treating horses with care and concern for over 26
years - helping severe and chronic lameness and maintaining correct
Helen has been teaching this highly successful course for over twenty
years, with students obtaining very satisfactory results. Graduates of the HJW Equine Therapy program have successful business in Canada,
USA, Ireland, Israel, Australia, Switzerland, Dubai and Bermuda and Germany.
How often is the course available?
Course dates are set based upon the instructor's travel schedule and
availability, but are generally held in the spring and fall. Course dates are posted
on the website, www.helenjwoods.com
or call Helen J. Woods at 250-672-9891for more information on the course
Where is the course Held?
Circle W. Quarter Horses, Barrière, British Columbia, Canada
Where can I stay while I'm studying?
Call for list of room and board with local families or motels in the area.
What will I learn?
Over the eight 5-day courses you and your classmates will learn
everything you need to know to become an Equine Therapy businesses
through intensive study and hands-on practice.
Areas of study include:
- Anatomy of the horse
- Skeletal structure
- Muscle structure
- Correct movement of the horse in
- Conformation: ideal and problems that
cause stress and lameness
- Lameness: an overall view of general
types of lameness encountered, lame and unnatural movement
- Homeopathy for horses
- Horseshoeing overview: examining
correctness and problems that can cause lameness
- Spinal Manipulation: maneuvering of the
vertebrae and positioning of structure
- Saddle fitting and proper padding for English
- Massage and Acupressure: stress points
and proper user of hands
- Study of personal case histories
- Practical Experience: uses of
equine therpay (hands-on-training)
- Business management, advertising,
servicing customers successfully
Students will travel to horse facilities in the area, meeting
"customers" and gaining hands-on experience treating a variety
The course costs are $875 per module plus $250 registration. Eight 5-day courses are required to complete the course. This includes all
instruction. Applicants are required to include a $1500 deposit with applications for acceptance into the program.
Students are required to obtain three text
books at their own expense for the course (if you have difficulty
finding the books, contact us for more information). The text books are:
Horse Conformation: Structure, Soundness
By: Equine Research
Horse Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas
by: Robert A Kainer and Thomas O. McCracken
Practical Guide to Lameness in Horses
by: Ted Stashak
Please forward a complete resume, including all past accomplishments,
training, years involved with horses,
proof of completion of grade 12 or equivalent
(mature students over 19 who do not have their grade 12 will be
considered, but must include photo ID or other identification that
reflects that they meet the requirements) cheque or money order for deposit
and any other information you think will help with the selection process
Helen J. Woods
PO Box 1430
Barriere, British Columbia, Canada
You can call for more
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