Equine Health Care Pratitioner

Equine Health Care Practitioner and Equine Health Care Advanced Practitioner.

The Equine Healthcare training is based on methods, that aim a better moving horse that performs better based on the knowledge of (modern) anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pathology, neurology, saddle fitting, dental science, knowledge of the hoof and horseshoe as well as  training principles and rehabilitation training.

Students will be trained to become competent practitioners and advanced practitioners with knowledge and technical skills. They learn to use their skills on based on methodical action. Methodical action has four characteristics: it is purposeful, systematic, is done consciously and process-oriented. The methodical approach consists of: history, diagnosis, a treatment plan, treatment, evaluation and closure based on clinical reasoning. The method is based on the welfare of the horse’s natural movement patterns, body and mind has to be treated respectfully.

Graduated Equine Health Care Practitioners differentiate themselves by their relevant knowledge in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pathology, neurology, dental care, saddle fitting, hoof doctrine, training and rehabilitation training.

Who is the training for?
The training to Equine Health Care Practitioner is designed for riders and people who already have some knowledge of horses and want to increase their skills and knowledge and then would like to work as a professional practitioner.

Admission to the program is based on training and/or after obtaining the certificate of the Basic. Exemption is possible on the basis of demonstrable relevant for education and training to assessment of Equine Health Care.

Martin van den Dungen and Sarah Harms are the head teachers of the Equine Health Care Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner, for both theoretical and practical subjects.

Guest lecturers
All guest lecturers at the Equine HealthCare are qualified to teach. They are authorities in their field. Equine Health Care hires carefully selected experts to be able to guarantee quality of lessons and curriculum.
The list of guest lecturers and their biographies can be found on the website.

The training to Equine Health Care Practitioners will take two years; 4 modules (30 days, ten weekends of 3 days each). Expandable with one year training to Equine Health Care Advanced Practitioners (modules Equine Touch, and Fascia Taping techniques and EHC Dry Needling). 

The criteria for admission to the program are the following:
– Knowledge of horses
– Motivation to acquire knowledge and skills with respect for man and horse as a starting point
– The goal to pursue his professional work in the horse sector
– The discipline to study independently and to train outside the teaching blocks

Study workload:
Training and study outside of school will take about 10 hours per week. The student will be asked to invest time in practical assignments, projects and the final thesis.

Each module is completed with a theoretical and / or practical exam, in which the knowledge and skills of the students are tested. The successful completion of a module exam is regarded as admission to the next module.

After obtaining the certificate Equine Health Care® practitioner, graduates can cover themselves against liability if they want to start an own businesses.

Equine Health Care Academy is CRKBO recognized by the Ministry of Education, tax deductible