Learn Equine Shiatsu | Accredited Schools

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If you have little or no shiatsu experience…

The following schools accept students with prior shiatsu knowledge and horse knowledge.

Acceptable horse standards include lifelong horse ownership and/or a recognised qualification in stable management.

  • The School of Equine Shiatsu

    Contact: Jill Blake, Nick Goody & Elsa Langhorn

    Introductory workshops (1 day & 3 days)
    Full Practitioner Training over a 2 year period.
    No pre-qualification necessary at start, but completion of each level is needed before entry to the next.
    Course includes specific modules on Human Shiatsu.
    Location: Sussex, Croatia and we are willing to travel to any group of more than 6 people to run an intro course.
    Details from: Jill Blake, Tel: 01903-814860 E-mail us

    October. 2.5 year Diploma Course Venue West Sussex, Near Hickstead.

    The school runs high quality training including one-day workshops, 3 day foundation courses, full practitioner courses,and post graduate diploma courses.

    All training and examinations are ratified by tESA and all shiatsu teachers are members of tESA and the Shiatsu Society. We specialise in Shiatsu for Horse and Rider, teaching Zen shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine and 5 element shiatsu. Past and present students are invited to become classroom assistants thus providing the basis of our in-house teacher training programme. We are always pleased to provide many demonstrations to Colleges, Riding Clubs and individual groups. Our philosophy is to bring together a group of like minded individuals of all ages and from all walks of life with one common goal, to enhance their relationship with the horse and one another, with a view to going out into the community and sharing their training and experience with others.


    The School of Equine Shiatsu, Croatia
    Contact: Vedrana Ivcevic. Dip SES.
    Location: Zagreb (multiple sites in the area)
    Details from: Vedrana Ivcevic, contact number: +385918863387 Email us or Visit us online

    This is a sister school to its English counterpart, following an identical syllabus and assessment process with visiting tutors from England participating in its coursework. Holiday courses and accommodation can be arranged and Vedrana is fluent in English. “

  • Scottish School of Shiatsu for Horses

    Contact: Liz Eddy, Pascale Philpott & Christian Péquillet

    Introductory course (2 days)
    Full Practitioner Training over a 2 and a half year period.
    No pre-qualification necessary at start, but completion of each level is needed before entry to the next.
    Course includes specific modules on Human Shiatsu.
    Post grad courses open to all equine shiatsu practitioners.
    Location: Scotland,Finland,France and Italy
    Details from: Liz Eddy, Tel: 01821-642334 E-mail us

    The Scottish School of Shiatsu for Horses was established in 2001. We now have schools in Scotland, France and Finland. We offer a 2 day introductory course to allow horse owners to find out about equine shiatsu and learn how to help their horse. This is a hands-on course with only a small amount of theory. In Scotland, these are mostly held near Perth but we are willing to come to you if you want to organise your own group.

    We also run a 2.5 year course to practitioner level specialising in Zen Shiatsu This course has been ratified by tESA and meets the standards required to become a practitioner. This is a part time course, held mostly at weekends and the venues will vary in order to work on different horses, doing different kinds of work. Groups are kept small to ensure that everyone’s needs and problems can be catered for.

    Zen Shiatsu is primarily based on palpatory diagnosis and so treatment is decided on what is felt here and now. In theory and practice, Zen shiatsu looks at the horse as a whole, working with both the physical and psychological aspects. Quality of touch is therefore particularly important, as is treating each horse as an individual.

If you already have human shiatsu experience and horse experience

The following schools accept students with prior shiatsu knowledge and horse knowledge. Acceptable horse standards include lifelong horse ownership and/or a recognised qualification in stable management.

  • Rosewell Shiatsu Centre

    Contact: Sue Hix

    Full practitioner training in Equine Shiatsu based on the assumption that practitioners are pre-qualified in Human Shiatsu. Class contact hours are not predetermined as each person is individually assessed against competence criteria.
    Location: South Lincolnshire and Northern Spain.
    Details from: Sue Hix, Tel: 01780-410072 E-mail us

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