Osteopathic Approach to the Equine Patient – Level II Module 3

Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT) and Balanced Tissue Tension (BTT) – engaging the body through the soft tissues

Stage Level – II

Location:  Hampshire/Dorset border (New Forest)

Timetable: Daily: 9.30-16.30hrs. 

Number of CPD hours: 28 hours

Price:  £799

Internally validated by the European School of Osteopathy 

Indicative content:

  • Grounding – how to stay grounded whilst the horse around you moves,
  • How to engage with your equine patient but not intrude
  • Layer palpation, how to determine in which layer the dysfunction originates.
  • Testing dysfunction using subtle tissue tension
  • Which dysfunction is the main influencer? – subtle assessment to support effective treatment
  • History of and current theories and understanding of BLT/BTT
  • Application of BLT and BTT techniques to the equine patient
  • High practical content with demonstrations and practical
  • Low student to horse ratio (1 between every 2-3 students)
  • Low tutor to student ratio (maximum 1:6 students)

International Students: We are happy to take national and international students but pleases do NOT book flights or hotels until the Educational Director has sent course confirmation. This is due to the high costs of this course and the need for minimum numbers. International delegates MUST be proficient in all aspects of the English language. The AOI will not be held responsible for any language challenges that arise.

Pre-requisites: Attendees must have completed a minimum of all 8 days of the Equine Level I / an ESO Equine Foundation course and Modules 1, 2 of the AOI Level II series or equivalent and have provided AOI with mapped evidence of existing knowledge base with proof of certification from another educational provider (this is the applicant’s responsibility). All applicants must have:

  1. A solid foundation of musculoskeletal and biomechanical knowledge of the equine model.
  2. A thorough understanding and competence in the equine musculoskeletal assessment process (which includes joint testing).
  3. An ability to apply soft tissue, stretching and articulation techniques to the equine patient.
  4. Safe and confident handling of the equine model in a therapeutic manner.

Please note: If you apply for a Stage II workshop, informing us that you are up to the required standard, and within the first 1-2 workshops it is clear to us that you are not, you will be asked to leave and attend Stage I before continuing. No refunds will be made for the course that you are attending at the time and if you are within a month of any other Stage II courses (that you have signed up for), you will lose your deposit. As such, please ensure that you apply for the right level and do not “up-sell” yourself, to bypass Stage I. Doing so could be costly and is not professional. We will always do our very best to support your journey, but we do expect all applicants to be open and honest about their level of competence. 

Important information:  Please read below…

Please note that minimum numbers will be required in order to run this course. If minimum numbers are not met the AOI reserves the right to cancel the courseIf for any reason, AOI has to cancel the course, (either due to inadequate numbers or failure on the behalf of our third-party facilities), you will be refunded in full. However, as a result of having a minimum number requirement (due to the high cost nature of this course), we do not advise you to pay for any hotels, flights or travel arrangements in advance without cancellation options. AOI will not be held responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such pre-booking. 

Further information: Please contact the AOI team via email at: animalosteopathyinternational@gmail.com or complete the form below, requesting an application form.