Equine Studies

    Box 1430
British Columbia
V0E 1E0


Tel: 250.672.9891
Fax: 250.672.9831
Email: info@helenjwoods.com


HJW Equine Studies Equine Therapy Program

Studying to be an equine therapist will be beneficial not only to those looking for a career in this area, but also to those who wish to better understand a horse's movement and lameness issues.

Helen J. Woods has been teaching her Equine Therapy Course for over 22 years and students have successful practices in Canada, the USA, Ireland, Israel ,Dubai, Australia, Germany and Switzerland! 


The course includes:

  • Anatomy of the Horse
  • Correct movement in all gaits
  • Conformation: correct and incorrect-causing lameness and stress
  • Lameness: overall view of general types encountered, lame and unnatural movement
  • Homeopathy for horses
  • Horseshoeing overview: examining correct shoeing practices and those that will cause lameness
  • Spinal Manipulation - maneuvering of the vertebrae and positioning of structure
  • Saddle fitting and proper padding for English and Western disciplines
  • Massage and acupressure, stress points, and proper  use of the hands
  • Study of personal case histories
  • Practical experience - uses of equine therpay (hands-on training)
  • Continual instructor consulting
  • Business management, advertising, servicing customers successfully

To Apply to the Equine Therapy School:

To apply, please forward a complete resume, including all past accomplishments, 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) medical number and any information that will help us with the selection process. Please include a deposit of $1500 (Canadian) with your application.

Cost of Course:

The Equine Therapy course will not only qualify you to start your practice as a Equine Therapist, it will also provide post-educational support to you in your business for years to follow. The cost of this course is: $875 per five day course. Eight courses in total. Certification after completion of all eight courses plus $250 registration.

Students are required to obtain three text books at their own expense for the course (they are available from most online retails). The text books are:

Horse Conformation: Structure, Soundness and Performance
By: Equine Research
ISBN: 159228-4876

Horse Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas
(may be available, presently out of print)
by: Robert A Kainer and Thomas O. McCracken
ISBN: 1-57779-017-0

Practical Guide to Lameness in Horses
by: Ted Stashak
ISBN: 0-683-07985-9

Accommodation While Studying:

Room and board are available in the area. Contact us for more information.

the course   |   testimonials  |  about Helen Woods

Daphne Greenwood used the equine chiropractic services of Helen J. Woods to keep her Grand Prix showjumper, Soapy in top form.
Daphne Greenwood and North Slope - Junior/Ami Section Two competitors at the renowned Spruce Meadows North American. Daphne has used Helen Woods' services to keep Soapy in top form.

* Acceptance shall be granted only to students authorized by Helen J. Woods. Helen J. Woods reserves the right  to decline applications.
* All students completing the course with certification will be eligible to become members of the HJW Equine Therapy Assoc. and The Canadian Association of Holistic Equine Therapists, Inc.
* Helen J. Woods reserves the right to cancel course if not satisfactorily filled.
* Personal or telephone interviews may be required

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