Advanced Equine Osteopathic Techniques 1 (IET EQ OSTEO1)

Vascular & Thoracic Dysfunction

Advanced Equine Osteopathy Techniques  students learn methods of utilizing hands-on (manual) and natural treatments. Being able to merge, assess, and affect any tissue structure at a deeper level with precision, sets osteopathy apart from all other healing disciplines. This course will incorporate all three synchronistic flow; CranioSacral (John Upledger), visceral manipulation (Jean-Pierre Barral), and vascular manipulation (Frank Lowen).

Advanced Equine Osteopathic Techniques 1 Course (IET EQ OSTEO I) is the first course in the Advanced Osteopathic Techniques Certification Program. Each Osteopath Course builds on the previous course and it is important to take each course in order. Students interested in becoming certified in the Integrated Equine Therapies Advanced Equine Osteopathic Techniques will need to complete all 4 courses and enroll in the Certification Program. These courses are suitable for horse owners, trainers, equine therapist, veterinarians, and all equine professionals. Techniques taught in this clinic will increase your skill set and enhance your effectiveness.

Clinic Tuition: $659

Prerequisite:  Complete Equine CranioSacral  (IET EQCST1) & (IET EQCST2) Courses.

*Or Equivalent Approved  Cranial  or Osteopathic Education (To Be Approved by the Instructor)

*Suggested completion of all 3 Foundational Hands-on Courses (IET F1) (IET F2) (IET F3) or the 5-Day Intensive Foundational Course

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Course Outline:

  • History of osteopathy
  • Vascular anatomy and overview
  • Introduction to routers regional neural control and treatment centers


  • Whole horse
  • Advanced merging techniques and assessment with verification
  • Secondary regional and specific lameness, metabolic, and emotional patterns
  • Brachial Plexus assessments and treatment
  • Assessing and clearing spinal adhesion, thoracic cavity

Evaluation and Identification:

  • Evaluation venous and arterial constriction
  • Identifying thoracic trauma, metabolic, training, and emotional holding patterns
  • Identifying and resetting impinged spinal nerves and their efferent soft tissue pathways
  • Identifying areas of great restrictions

Resetting and Rebalancing:

  • Resetting heart position in pericardium
  • Resetting lower cervical and thoracic vertebra
  • Rebalancing thoracic vascular lesions
  • Rebalance greater vessels, aorta, vena cava, and accessory vessels

Clinical Applications:

  • Advanced palpation skills; passive, direct, and intuitive
  • Isolating base neural rhythm of each horse for therapeutic efficacy
  • Heart reflex and motility
  • Lower foreleg extremity vascular lesions
  • Sternal/thoracic torsion techniques
  • Lung visceral manipulation and clearing
  • Practice with routers
  • Practice thoracic exam
  • Practice whole horse major vascular exam