You may join any class at any time prior to the course start date.

There are never any cut off dates for registration.

The only prerequisite for the massage courses is the on line homework

Both the 7 day and the 6 week courses are certification classes.

When you have a little extra time, please view this site on a larger device.

The complete 7 day course information is located on the homepage.

The 6 week course information is located under:

courses- 6 week course – 6 week course information.

All of the course dates and fees are located on this page – just scroll down!

 

7 day course:

Learn 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.

6 week course:

The complete massage of the horse, 50 safe stretches, massage theory, trigger point relief, colic relief, 30 treatments for issues, lymphatic drainage, the vertebral  realignment course, 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, 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.

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 29 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

Payment in full upon registration

 

6 week courses

Mondays-Fridays, 8am-5pm

No prerequisites – on line pre-course homework

$3499 + GST or HST

$1250 deposit

Remaining balance due 2 weeks prior to the course start date

 

Vertebral Realignment (Equine Chiropractic)

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

Payment in full upon registration

All course information is posted under:

courses – Vertebral Realignment  – VR course information

Course dates are posted below – just scroll down please

 

7 day Massage course schedule

2019:

March 09-15- Ladysmith, BC (V. Island) – open

8am-5pm daily

Takala Trails Ranch

5735 Takala Road, Ladysmith, BC

For on site accommodations, please contact Mary Carr at mcarr1@shaw.ca

March 17-23 – Edmonton, AB – open

8am-5pm daily

Whitemud Equestrian – WELCA

12504 Fox Dr. Edmonton, AB

For on site accommodations please contact Diane at:  ed.admin@welca.ca (RV only)

June 23-29 – Hamilton, ON – open

8am-5pm daily

T.E.A.D.,

8360 Leeming Rd, Mt. Hope

July 02-08 – Guelph, ON – open

8am-5pm daily

Old Orchard Farm,

12386 1st Line Nassagaweya, Milton

For available accommodations, please contact Linda at:  info@oldorchardfarm.ca

September 07-13 – Calgary, AB – open

8am-5pm daily

Westridge Stables

146139 192 St W, Priddis

For RV accommodations only, please contact Carol at:  carolhall@shaw.ca

September 14-20 – Edmonton, AB – open

8am-5pm daily

Whitemud Equestrian – WELCA

12504 Fox Dr. Edmonton, AB

For RV accommodations only, please contact Diane at:  ed.admin@welca.ca

September 21-27 – Kamloops, AB – open

Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, BC

Accommodations are available on site

Please contact Janice Jarvis at: info@jandanaranch.com

September 28-October 04 – London, ON – tentative 

location to be announced

October 05-11 – Ottawa, ON – tentative

location to be announced

 

6 week advanced equine massage schedule

2019

March 25-May 03 – Langley, BC – open

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

location to be announced

May 06-June 14 – Ellershouse, NS – open

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Serenity Acres Family Ranch

7321 Hwy# 1 Ellershouse, NS

For on site accommodations, please contact Kristy at:  serenityacresfamilyranch@hotmail.com

August 29-September 06 – Edmonton, AB – open

Monday-Friday  8am-5pm

Whitemud Equestrian – WELCA

12504 Fox Dr., Edmonton, AB

For on site RV accommodations, please contact Diane at:  ed.admin@welca.ca

October 14-November 22 – Guelph, ON – open

Monday-Friday  8am-5pm

Old Orchard Farm

12386 1st Line Nassagaweya, Milton, ON

For on site accommodations, please contact Linda at:  info@oldorchardfarm.ca

 

Vertebral Realignment Schedule:

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

2019

April 08-12 – Langley, BC – open

8am-5pm daily

location to be announced

May 20-24 – Ardoise, NS – open

8am-5pm daily

Serenity Acres Family Ranch

7321 Hwy# 1 Ardoise, NS

For on site accommodations, please contact Kristy at:  serenityacresfamilyranch@hotmail.com

August 12-16 – Edmonton, AB – open

8am-5pm daily

Whitemud Equestrian – WELCA

12504 Fox Dr. Edmonton, AB

For on site RV accommodations only, please contact Diane at:  ed.admin@welca.ca

October 28-November 01 – Guelph, ON – open

8am-5pm daily

Old Orchard Farm

12386 1st Line Nassagaweya, Milton, ON

For on site accommodations, please contact Linda at:  info@oldorchardfarm.ca

 

Course fees:

7 day course: 

$975 + Provincial taxes  GST/HST

Payment in full upon registration

6 week advanced course: 

$3499 + Provincial taxes GST/HST

$1250 deposit upon registration

remaining balance due 2 weeks prior to course start date

Vertebral Realignment course:

$700 + Provincial taxes GST/HST

Payment in full upon registration

Please click on ‘application form’ for payment options

 

 

Payments:

3 ways to pay the course fees:

1) on line via interac e-transfer – payment is sent to:

info@equinerehab.ca   – this is a direct deposit account, no password is required

2)  PayPal – click on the PayPal icon at the bottom of the ‘application form’ tab – additional fees are charged for this service

3)  Mailed in application form – cheque or money order

Application form

This form is located under the ‘application form’ tab

This is now an on line form

You will need to either fill out the on line form or print and either mail the form to the address on the application form or e-mail the form to:  info@equinerehab.ca

 

Where are courses located?

Every single course location is posted on the web site with the course address.

Detailed directions are located on the ‘Course Location’ pages

For example, to locate the Edmonton massage course, go to the homepage and at the top of the page click:

courses – massage – 7 day locations – Edmonton

Just follow the grey arrows!

 

If possible, please view the web site on a larger device like an iPad, tablet, laptop, computer.

This iPhone 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.

Go to the homepage and click on:

courses – 6 week Course – 6 week information

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

You may text at:  1519-562-9992

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