Equine Massage Certification Course

Equine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapy

Start a career with horses!

This course has no deadlines.

Work at your own pace!

This course was developed for those who would like to pursue a career in Equine Massage Therapy.  This certification course provides you with all the foundation knowledge, fundamental massage techniques and advanced physical therapy techniques needed to successfully practice Equine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapy (EMFT).

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You won’t regret it!

Dreamed of getting paid to work with horses? Enroll today and start working toward your goal!


Introduction to Equine Massage


  • Welcome! FREE
  • Terms and Conditions
  • EMFT Manual One
  • Closed Captions
  • Introduction to Equine Massage FREE
  • EMFT Field Manual

Equine Anatomy

  • Cellular Biology
  • Anatomy Terms
  • Integumentary System
  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Urinary System
  • Reproductive System
  • Skeletal System
  • Musculature System
  • Fascia, Tendons and Ligaments
  • Nervous System
  • Massage and Anatomy
  • Homework Assignment
  • Anatomy Workbook



  • Horse Gait Video
  • Gaited Horse Videos
  • Causes and Determination of Lameness Part One
  • Causes and Determining Lameness Part 1 PowerPoint for Download
  • Palpating Stress Points
  • Causes and Determining Lameness Part Two
  • Causes and Determining Lameness Part Two PowerPoint for Download
  • Equine Pathology
  • Vitals

Getting Ready to Massage

  • Massage Preparation for the Therapist
  • Horse Massage Preparation
  • Contraindications to Massage

Foundation Massage Techniques


  • Foundation Massage Techniques
  • Foundation Massage Techniques PowerPoint for Download
  • Basic Stretches
  • Basic Stretches PowerPoint for Download
  • Homework
  • Homework Example - Effleurage Strokes
  • Homework Example - Kneading, Compression Strokes
  • Homework Example - Muscle Squeezing, Picking Up, Wringing Strokes
  • Homework Example - Shaking and Friction Strokes
  • Homework Example - Skin Rolling and Vibration Strokes
  • Homework Example - Tapotement Clapping, Cupping, Hacking and Beating Strokes
  • Exam one

Behavior, Handling and Safety


  • Equine Behavior, Handling and Safety Part 1
  • Equine Behavior, Handling and Safety Part 2
  • Horse Personalities: Variations in Breeds (article)
  • First Aid
  • Proper Use of a Step Stool During Massage

Massage Techniques


  • Swedish Relaxation Massage
  • Swedish Massage PowerPoint for Download
  • Shiatsu
  • Shiatsu Demo
  • TMJ Massage
  • TMJ Massage PowerPoint for Download
  • Myofascial Massage
  • Myofascial Massage PowerPoint for Download
  • Core Muscle Stim (CMS) Demo
  • Core Muscle Stim tool
  • Gua Sha Demo
  • Aromatherapy
  • Full Massage Student Demo with Feedback

Physical Therapy


  • Applied Equine Biomechanics
  • Stretches
  • Stretches PowerPoint for Download
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Heat and Cold Therapy
  • Electrotherapy, Ultrasound and Laser
  • Review of Electrotherapy Devices for Horses
  • Laser Meridian Therapy Demo
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound Demo
  • Functional Electric Stimulation Demo
  • Neurological Exam
  • Whole Body Vibrational Therapy
  • EquiVibe Demo

Basic Saddle Fit


  • Basic Saddle Fit
  • Saddle Fit Video
  • Western Saddle Fit Video

Business, Record Keeping and More


  • Record Keeping
  • Record Keeping PowerPoint for Download
  • Scope of Practice
  • Animal Massage Laws by State (USA)
  • Veterinary Referral Letter Example
  • Veterinary Treatment Letter Example
  • Code of Ethics
  • International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB)
  • Running a Business
  • Certification Completion
  • Practice Hours Log Sheet
  • Continuing Education Credits
  • Final Exam
  • Consider Becoming an Affiliate!

About Your Instructor

Dr. Angelique Barbara

Dr. Angelique Barbara

Founder and Instructor

Dr. Angelique Barbara (affectionally called Dr. Angel by many of her clients) is a Doctor of Chiropractic who holds additional degrees in Veterinary Science (B.S.), Equine Science (Minor) and Veterinary Pathobiology (M.S.).  Dr. Barbara has been passionate about animals her entire life and has spent the majority of her life studying animals (both in the classroom and in the field).  She developed her first animal bodywork seminar in 2009.  Since that time, her seminars have grown both in number and popularity and she has fine tuned her seminars and techniques to optimize the learning experience.  Dr. Barbara was one of the first practitioners to start utilizing kinesiology tape on animals and she was so impressed with the results that she decided to develop an entire seminar dedicated to the taping applications she developed.  Her background in both the clinical and research animal health care world as well her experience as a human chiropractor give her a unique perspective on animal bodywork, which is evident in her courses. 

Dr. Barbara has publications in the Journal of Veterinary Science and Microbiology and has presented her research at the Conference of Researchers in Animal Disease (CRAWD) and the International Equine Conference of Laminitis and Diseases of the Hoof.  She is a member of Alpha Zeta Honorary Fraternity, American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association and French Bulldog Rescue Network. 



Swedish Massage


Myofascial Release

Basic Saddle Fitting




The equine massage therapy course is great! I'm so happy with how available the teacher is and how easy it was to understand! Lots of studying but definitely worth it!!
Ashley Gunter North East, PA
Dr. Barbara is seriously the best instructor and I have used my training/certification more than I could have ever imagined. She is so helpful, always there for you and is a wealth of knowledge. I feel truly blessed to have met her and am continuing my education with her still today. Highly Recommend!
Samantha Youngblood Greenfield, Indiana
I would definitely recommend taking this course to anyone and everyone with horse experience! I absolutely loved the whole thing and learned so much!
Amanda Manitoba, Canada


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Bonus Material


EMFT Field Manual

$49 value
Download and print your manual to use as a reference in the field!


Advanced Support

$100 value
Get in touch with me through email to have any questions answered during and after completing the course!

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