Benefits of Learning Equine Shiatsu
Whether you are a horse lover looking to develop new skills to help your horse, or are looking for a new and rewarding career, there is a course for you.
- To have a second career – many of our graduates now work part or full time as accredited Equine Shiatsu Practitioners.
- To develop self-awareness and greater connection with horses – once you add an understanding of Qi to your horse work you will wonder how you ever managed without it!
- Many of our graduates will tell you that their training not only offered them expertise in Equine Shiatsu, but also found their training helped them with self-development and understanding. Shiatsu requires working closely with the horse’s energy and body language, so many people find also find they become more tuned in to energetic patterns in all aspects of their life.
- To have a greater understanding of Qi and how it forms a fundamental part of each horse’s character, conformation, tendencies to certain problems and ways of working with him that will be the key to an effective partnership.
- For Human Shiatsu Practitioners to add an Equine aspect to their practice.
- For Equine Bodywork practitioners, Equine Massage therapists and Equine physiotherapists to add a uniquely effective skill set to their work.
- A chance to learn with properly accredited Schools approved by The Equine Shiatsu Association that offer a thorough understanding of the principles and theory of Equine Shiatsu.
- Once you graduate you will be listed on the tESA register of accredited practitioners in Scotland England and Europe so horse owners, vets and trainers can easily find their local practitioner.
- To be part of an association involved in the national review of animal health professionals.
equine shiatsu training routes – pdf
How does training work?
You can attend an introductory weekend at one of our accredited schools or find out if they are running an event. Do email them with any questions you may have or give them a call to find out more!
If you would like to progress further courses are modular and generally 2-3 years in duration part-time. All courses combine Shiatsu theory, and Equine Anatomy with plenty of hands-on practice.
Each school sets its own timetable and has a unique curriculum within the overall framework set down by tESA. This allows each school to pursue an individual approach while still adhering to the standards set by tESA of equine Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology as well as Shiatsu theory and practice.
All schools exam papers have been ratified by an external advisor and there is a pool of external examiners for the practical work to maintain good standards.
Whichever method you train with, at the end of this you will be able to go out and work as an accredited practitioner.
Many schools also offer post-graduate elements to their training, and tESA organises CPD both practical and theoretical for graduates. Each year there is an Annual Conference where you can meet up with fellow Equine Shiatsu practitioners and enjoy workshops relevant to your practice.
To find out more or to register on a course, look on our list of approved schools and contact them to start your training!
If you have little or no shiatsu experience
Our accredited schools will accept students without formal qualifications in shiatsu and equine studies. However, each school does have their own assessment standards of entry requirements in horse knowledge and handling and potential students are advised to contact the schools directly regarding this matter.