Quick Info

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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.

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

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

3)  Vertebral Realignment course – only graduates from the 7 day class may participate in this class.  It is included in the 6 week program.  Vertebral Realignment Certificate.

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

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

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

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. All addresses are posted below, underneath each course date

Complete directions can be located by clicking the Courses tab at the top of this page, then scroll down to the course you are interested in, then scroll across to “course locations”

If a course has posted accommodations information, you may contact the facility and inquire as to availability of accommodations.

Accommodations are the responsibility of students.

Be sure to indicate to the facility that you are taking the course with Sidonia.

For all 2021 classes, a $100 non-refundable deposit will be due with the application form for all classes.  a refund will only be issued if a class has been cancelled – this is fair and reasonable. 

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.

2 weeks prior to the course date is when the remaining payment is due.

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.

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! One of the changes with the classes will be classroom time will be taught outside or in a large space that may be challenging to heat, so be prepared with weather smart clothing and please bring your own chair.  

Full social distancing measures will be taken very seriously, wearing of masks at this time is mandatory and will continue to be so until the Province’s health authority deems it safe to longer wear a mask. There are no exceptions or exemptions to wearing a mask in any courses. 

Courses:

7 day course: 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

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)

For more information on the 6 week course, please click on the link below: https://equinerehab.ca/extended-massage-course-information/

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 “Kalee” the wild turkeys, coyotes, migratory birds that come to the feeders and any other critters that like to visit.

3 Courses are offered: 7 day classes 8am-5pm daily – last day course is done by noon No prerequisites – on line pre-course homework Cost:  $975 + Prov. Tax

6 week courses Mondays-Thursdays, 8am-5pm Fridays 8am-12pm No prerequisites – on line pre-course homework.  Students need to have the ability to open a USB stick as all DVDs are viewed from this device.  Students who do not have a computer/ability to use a USB must contact Sidonia to arrange for alternative viewing options.  Cost:  $3499 + GST or HST

Vertebral Realignment (Equine Chiropractic Course) Prerequisite is the 7 day massage course taught by Sidonia – no exceptions VR course is included in the 6 week course Cost:  $700 + Prov. Tax Course information can be accessed by clicking:  https://equinerehab.ca/vertebral-realignment-course-information/

Course dates are posted below – just scroll down please if course is posted as “open”, it means there is room in a class, tentative means a facility has not yet confirmed the class.  When the facility has confirmed the course, it will be posted as “Open”.  Once a class is full it will be posted as “full”

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.  
“Complete” means that the course has already been taught
“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 2021

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

2021:

March 13-19, 2021 – 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

 

March 22-28, 2021 – 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

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

 

April 03-04, 10-11, 17-18, 2021 – Ladysmith (Vancouver Island) – Completed

This course is scheduled for weekends, Saturday and Sundays

8am-5pm daily

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

 

June 07-13, 2021 – Guelph – Open

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

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

https://www.oldorchardfarm.ca

Limited accommodations available and RV sites available Contact Linda at:  [email protected]

 

July 25-31, 2021 – Langley, BC – Open

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

Valley Therapeutic Riding Association 3330 – 256th Street, Langley, BC

www.vtea.ca/vtea_wp

Closed herd RV site may be available. Contact Julie at:  [email protected]

 

September 11-17, 2021 – Calgary, AB – Open

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

Westridge Farms 146139 192 St W, Priddis

Closed herd

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

 

September 18-24, 2021 – Edmonton – Open

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

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

 

September 26-October 02, 2021 – Guelph – open

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

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

https://www.oldorchardfarm.ca

Limited accommodations available and RV sites available Contact Linda at:  [email protected]

 

October 03-09, 2021 – Ottawa – Open

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

 

October 17-23 2021 – Ellershouse, NS – Open

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

Serenity Acres Family Ranch 7321 Nova Scotia Trunk 1, Ellershouse

Closed herd

 https://serenityacresranch.com/

There may be limited accommodations available on site and possibly RV sites Please contact Kristy at:  [email protected]

6 week advanced equine massage schedule

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

2021:

March 29-May 07, 2021 – Langley, BC – Completed

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

Valley Therapeutic Riding Association 3330 – 256th Street, Langley, BC

www.vtea.ca/vtea_wp

Closed herd

RV site may be available. Contact Julie at:  [email protected]

 

June 14-July 23, 2021 – Guelph, ON – Open

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

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

https://www.oldorchardfarm.ca

Limited accommodations  and RV sites available Contact Linda at:  [email protected]

 

August 02-September 10, 2021 – Edmonton, AB – Open

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

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

https://www.welca.ca

Closed herd

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

Vertebral Realignment Schedule:

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

2021:

April 12-16, 2021 – Langley, BC – Completed

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

Valley Therapeutic Riding Association 3330 – 256th Street, Langley, BC

www.vtea.ca/vtea_wp

Closed herd

RV site may be available. Contact Julie at:  [email protected]

 

June 28-July 02 , 2021 – Guelph, ON – Open

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

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

https://www.oldorchardfarm.ca

Limited accommodations and RV sites available Contact Linda at:  [email protected]

 

August 16-20, 2021 – Edmonton, AB – Open

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

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

https://www.welca.ca

Closed herd

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

Course fees:

$100 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration (refunded if class is cancelled)

Remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to course start date

You can view the full Refund and Cancellation Policy here:

https://equinerehab.ca/refund-policy/

7 day course:  $975 + Provincial taxes  GST/HST

BC and AB:  $975 + 5% GST ($48.75) = $1023.75

ON:  $975 + 13% HST ($126.75) = $1101.75

NS:  $975 + 15% HST ($146.25) = $1121.25

6 week advanced course:  $3499 + Provincial taxes GST/HST

BC and AB: $3499 + 5% GST ($174.95) = $3673.95

ON: $3499 + 13% HST ($454.87) = $3953.87

Vertebral Realignment course: $700 + Provincial taxes GST/HST

BC and AB: $700 + 5% GST ($35) = $735

ON: $700 + 13% HST ($91) = $791

what are the payment options?

Interac 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/

Where are courses located?

Every single course location is posted on the web site with the course addresses.  Now, with Google Maps and GPS, facilities are easier to locate.

More detailed directions are located on the individual course location pages. For example, if you wanted to locate the Edmonton 7 day course location: At the top of the page, click on “Courses”, then scroll down to “7 Day Course”, then scroll over to “Course locations”, then scroll to “Edmonton”

If possible, please view the web site on a larger device like an iPad, tablet, laptop, computer. This cell phone friendly page was created for quick reference information only.

All course information is already 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 homepage has all the 7 day course information posted and the 6 week advanced course has its own link: https://equinerehab.ca/extended-massage-course-information/

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

You may text at:  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