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When you have a chance, please view the homepage with anything larger than a cell phone as there is quite a bit of information posted. This page is only for quick access to information.  All course information is posted on the web site for you, the horse lover who is looking for a natural way to help the horses. Read the information about the courses and what is offered so you will be fully informed.

The complete course schedule is located on this page – just scroll down!

3 classes are offered by The School of Equine Massage and Rehabilitation Therapies:

1)  7 Day Program.  Graduates receive a certificate:  Certified Equine Massage Therapy or in BC:  Certified Equine Myo-Massage Therapy

The complete massage of the horse, 10 safe stretches, massage theory, scar tissue work, trigger point relief, colic relief, 10 treatments for common issues, hydrotherapy, lymphatic drainage, business, and the full color manual  written by the instructor of this course.  The homepage of the site has all the course information.  Certificate:  Certified Equine Massage Therapist (BC:  Certified Equine Myo-Massage Therapist

Classes are from 8am-5pm daily – last day course is done by noon No prerequisites – on line pre-course homework Cost:  $995 + Prov. Tax

Payment in full is required upon registration of which $100 is a non-refundable deposit.

Information regarding the 7 day class can be found on the homepage: https://www.equinerehab.ca/wp/index.php

2)  6 Week Program (Monday-Friday).  Graduated receive a certificate:  Certified Advanced Equine Sports Massage and Vertebral Realignment Therapy

The 7 day class is not a prerequisite

6 week course: The complete massage of the horse, over 50 safe stretches, massage theory, trigger point relief, colic relief, 30 treatments for issues, lymphatic drainage, the Vertebral  Realignment  (chiropractic) course, saddle fit, equine behavior, horse handling, gait analysis, conformation analysis, palpation of boney landmarks, multiple assessment techniques, the painting of the horse, sheath/teat cleaning, advanced business acumen, record keeping, client files, owner’s reports, advanced case history, advanced equine anatomy.  Comes with multiple full color manuals – 2 which have been written by the instructor of this course.  All of the information in the 7 day class is included in the 6 week program.  The 7 day class is not a prerequisite.  Students need to have the ability to use a USB stick as the DVDs are now on this device.  If a student does not have access to a computer during the course, please inform Sidonia immediately, and alternative arrangements can be made – no problem!

The Vertebral Realignment course is included in the 6 week program.  Certificate:  Certified Advanced Equine Sports and Vertebral Realignment Massage Therapist (BC “Myo-Massage Therapist)

Classes are Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm, Fridays are concluded no later than noon.  There are no prerequisites for this class – the 7 Day Program is Not a prerequisite.

Course cost:  $3750 + Provincial tax.  $250 non-refundable deposit is due with the application

Information on the 6 week program can be accessed by clicking on this link: https://equinerehab.ca/extended-massage-course-information/

3)  Vertebral Realignment Program – only graduates from the 7 day class may participate in this class – no exceptions.  It is included in the 6 week program.  Vertebral Realignment Certificate.

Classes are Monday-Friday with Friday concluding no later than noon.

$800 + Provincial tax.  Payment in full is due upon registration.

Information on the vertebral realignment program can be accessed by clicking on this link: https://equinerehab.ca/vertebral-realignment-course-information/

You may register for any class that has not started  – even the day before – there are never any cut off dates for registration The only prerequisite for classes is the on line pre-course homework.  When a student registers for a course and the deposit is paid, an e-mail is sent with the password to the on  line pre-course homework.

Every single course location is posted on this site – just scroll down.

Please view the full cancellation policy by clicking on the link below: https://equinerehab.ca/refund-policy/

After receipt of your application form, you will be given the password for the pre-course homework.  This may take up to 24 hours as each application form needs to be processed.

On line application form:   https://equinerehab.ca/online-application-form/

Classes will be assessed and will not be confirmed until 3 weeks prior to the course start date.

If you are registering for a class less than two weeks prior to the course start date, and the class is still posted on the site, then that means that the course is confirmed. If you are registering for a class in this time period, payment in full is due with the application form.

regarding covid-19

With regard to COVID-19: The School will follow any and all provincial and federal health mandates as we all strive together to stop the spread of the virus.  The more healthy people there are, the more people there will be around to enjoy horses! Vaccinations are not mandatory for any classes.

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The Instructor: Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF.

Sidonia is a board certified (human) registered massage therapist with 2200 hours of training and has been working with soft tissue for over 30 years.  20 years ago, she took an introductory to massage course taught by a fellow RMT. Through years of work, Sidonia transposed multiple massage techniques and treatments from human to the horse. The greatest teachers have been the horses.  We can learn so very much from them if we but listen and respond to their needs.  The act of an animal of prey to show a natural predator their areas of pain is an amazing, humbling experience.  Every. Single. Time. This happens.  Come and share this experience! She holds a Diploma with Distinction from the University of Guelph in Equine Health Sciences, She has her EAGALA level II Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Training, She is also a certified coach practitioner through the Certified Coaches Federation. When she is not traveling, she resides (for 5 months of the year) in Cottam, Ontario with her amazing husband, her band of 5 horses, their orange tabby “Callie”, our Kengal “Koda”, the wild turkeys, coyotes, migratory birds that come to the feeders and any other critters that like to visit.

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7 day Massage course schedule

The 6 week advanced course schedule is posted below the 7 day schedule, just scroll down!

“Open” means there is room in a class and you may submit your application 
“Full” means a course is full.  People can request to be put on a cancellation list.  
“Tentative”  means a course has yet to be confirmed by the facility.  As soon as the class is confirmed, it will be posted as “open” and applications will then be accepted
“Closed Herd” means you may not bring your horse to the course.  No one ever needs to bring a horse to any courses as the facility provides the horses we work upon.

If a facility has accommodations available, the contact information will be posted.  Accommodations are the responsibility of students.

7 day Massage course schedule

The 6 week advanced course schedule is posted below the 7 day schedule, just scroll down!

March 19-24, 2022 – Toronto – completed

8-5pm daily (last day is 8am-noon)

Cantercall Riding School

993196 Mono Adjala Townline, Mono, ON L9W 6H3

https://cantercall.ca/

Closed herd – no outside horses

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March 27-April 02, 2022 – Edmonton – completed

8am-5pm daily (last day is 8am-noon)

W.E.L.C.A. – Whitemud Equine Learning Centre 12504 Fox Drive

https://www.welca.ca

Closed herd – no boarding of horses available

Self contained RV sites available: Contact:  [email protected]

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April 25-29, 2022 – Ladysmith (Vancouver Island) – Open – Completed

8am-5pm daily, (last day is 8am-noon)

Takala Trails Ranch 5735 Takala Rd, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1M2

http://www.takalatrailsranch.com

If you wish to bring your horse to this course, you may contact Mary

There are also accommodations available on site.  For rates, contact Mary Mary Carr:  [email protected] 1-250-245-4864

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April 30-May 06, 2022 – Langley, BC – Open – Completed

8am-5pm daily, (last day is 8am-noon)

22529 24th Ave

Langley, BC

Private facility

Closed herd – no boarding of horses available

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June 27-July 03, 2022 – Guelph – Open – Applications are accepted

8am-5pm daily (last day is 8am-noon)

Old Orchard Farm 12386 1st Line Nassagaweya, Milton, ON

https://www.oldorchardfarm.ca

RV sites available Contact Linda at:  [email protected]

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August 13-19, 2022 – Langley, BC – Open – Applications are accepted

8am-5pm daily (last day is 8am-noon)

PRDA Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities

1088 208 St, Langley, BC V2Z 1T4

Closed herd – no boarding of horses is available

No accommodations available at this site

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August 13-19, 2022 – Edmonton – Open  -Applications are accepted

8am-5pm daily (last day is 8am-noon)

W.E.L.C.A. – Whitemud Equine Learning Centre 12504 Fox Drive

https://www.welca.ca

Closed herd – no outside horses

Self contained RV sites available: Contact:  [email protected]

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August 20-26, 2022 – Calgary, AB – Open – Applications are accepted

8am-5pm daily (last day is 8am-noon)

Westridge Farms 146139 192 St W, Priddis

Closed herd – no boarding of horses is available

Self contained RV sites available Contact Carol at:  [email protected]

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August 28-September 03, 2022 – Langley, BC – Open – Applications are accepted

8am-5pm daily (last day is 8am-noon)

P.R.D.A.

Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities

1088 208 St. Langley, BC V2Z 1T4

Closed herd – no boarding of horses is available

https://www.prda.ca

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September 05-11, 2022 – Guelph – Open –  Applications are accepted

8am-5pm daily (last day is 8am-noon)

Old Orchard Farm 12386 1st Line Nassagaweya, Milton, ON

https://www.oldorchardfarm.ca

RV sites available Contact Linda at:  [email protected]

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September 12-18, 2022 – Ottawa – Open – Applications are accepted

8am-5pm (last day is 8am-noon)

Rose Ridge Stables

1242 9th Line, Carleton Place, ON, K7C 3P2

Self contained RV space is available

Limited availability for additional horses

Contact:  J.P. at:  [email protected] for RV space and boarding only

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October 29 – November 04, 2022 – Toronto, ON – Open – Applications are accepted

8-5pm daily (last day is 8am-noon)

Cantercall Riding School

993196 Mono Adjala Townline, Mono, ON L9W 6H3

https://cantercall.ca/

Closed herd – no boarding of horses is available

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6 week advanced equine massage schedule

(The Vertebral Realignment Course is included in the 6 week course)

The 7 day course is NOT a prerequisite to take this program.

2022:

May 09 – June 17, 2022 – Edmonton, AB – Open – In progress – closed for applications

Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm daily, Fridays 8am-12

W.E.L.C.A. – Whitemud Equine Learning Centre 12504 Fox Drive

https://www.welca.ca

Closed herd – no boarding of horses is available

Self contained RV sites available: Contact:  [email protected]

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September 19 – October 28, 2022 – Guelph, ON – Open – Applications are accepted

Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm daily, Fridays 8am-12

Old Orchard Farm 12386 1st Line Nassagaweya, Milton, ON

https://www.oldorchardfarm.ca

RV sites available Contact Linda at:  [email protected]

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Vertebral Realignment Schedule:

These classes are only for graduates from the 7 day equine massage program taught by Sidonia – no exceptions

2022:

May 23 – 27, 2022 – Edmonton, AB – Open – Applications are accepted

W.E.L.C.A. – Whitemud Equine Learning Centre 12504 Fox Drive

https://www.welca.ca

Closed herd – no boarding of horses is available

Self contained RV sites available: Contact:  [email protected]

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October 03 – 07, 2022 – Guelph, ON – Open – Applications are accepted

Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm daily, Fridays 8am-12

Old Orchard Farm 12386 1st Line Nassagaweya, Milton, ON

https://www.oldorchardfarm.ca

RV sites available Contact Linda at:  [email protected]

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2022 Course fees:

7 Day Course:

BC, AB, SK:   $995 + 5% GST ($49.95) = $1044.75

Ontario:  $995 + 13% HST ($129.35) = $1124.35

Nova Scotia:  $995 + 15% HST ($149.25) = $1144.25

Payment in full is required upon registration. 

Should a student need to cancel, $100 of the course fee is non-refundable.

For any graduate of a previous 7 day massage course taught by Sidonia McIntyre who has graduated with the last 3 years and would like to retake the 7 day course, they qualify for a $400 discount.

For those people wanting to start a business, on average, CEMT’s graduates from this course charge between $60-$80 per session .

At the completion of this course, graduates may charge for their services, and will receive a certificate:

Certified Equine Massage Therapist

2022 – 6 Week Advanced Program Fee:

Advanced 6 week Equine Massage Course:

$3750.00 + applicable taxes:

BC and AB:

$3750 + 5% GST ($187.50) = $3937.50

$250 non-refundable deposit upon registration

Remaining balance of $3687.50 is due 2 weeks prior to the course start

ON:

$3750 + 13% HST ($487.50) = $4239.50

$250 non-refundable deposit upon registration

Remaining balance of $3989.50 is due 2 weeks prior to the course start date

Graduates from the Advanced program typically charge between $125-$175 per session.

Vertebral Realignment course Fee:

$800 + Provincial taxes GST/HST

BC and AB:

$800 + 5% GST ($40) = $840

ON:

$800 + 13% HST ($104) = $904

Payment in full is due upon registration.

If a student needs to cancel, there is a $100 non-refundable fee.

what are the payment options?

E-transfers to:  [email protected]    This is an auto-deposit account.  No password is required

Visa / MasterCard Visa Credit Card Payments MasterCard Credit Card Payments

Check, money order made payable to Sidonia McIntyre and mailed to: 2776 South Talbot Rd, Cottam, ON N0R1B0

Application form

Click the link below to go to the application form:

https://equinerehab.ca/course-list/

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail anytime by clicking on the contact section

You may text:  1-519-562-9992 Please be specific regarding which course and which location you are interested in attending.

Looking forward to meeting you in the real world of horses!!

Sidonia