Advanced Equine Osteopathic Techniques 1

Tom Mayes ~ IET ~ Vascular & Thoracic Dysfunction Osteopathic Techniques

“The leading modality in regards to acheiving extraordinary results”

Tom Mayes Advanced Equine Osteopathic Techniques  students will 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 osteopathic techniques and skills 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).

(IET EQ OSTEO I)  Course  is the FIRST course in the IET Tom Mayes Advanced Osteopathic Techniques Certification Program. Each Osteopathic Course builds on the previous course and it is important to take each course in order. Students interested in becoming certified in the IET Tom Mayes  Advanced Equine Osteopathic Techniques will need to complete all 4 courses and enroll in the Certification Program.

These courses are suitable for the advanced equine professionals; equine therapist, veterinarians, horse trainers and owners. Techniques taught in this clinic will increase your skill set and enhance your effectiveness.


~ Complete Equine CranioSacral  (IET EQ CST 1) & (IET EQ CST 2) Courses*

*Or Equivalent Approved  CranialSacral Education (To Be Approved by the Instructor)

~ Complete Equine Foundation Work   (IET F5 ) 5-Day Int Foundational Course*                 *Or Equivalent Approved Equine Foundation Education (To Be Approved by the Instructor)                                 

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Course Outline:


  • History of Osteopathy and Tom Mayes ~ IET ~ Osteopathic Techniques
  • *Anatomy  Overview  ~ Vascular
  • Routers ~ Regional Neural Control Centers


  • Whole horse
  • Advanced Merging Techniques
  • Thoracic Cavity
  • Spinal Adhesion
  • Secondary Regional and Specific Lameness
  • Metabolic and Emotional Patterns

Evaluation and Identification:

  • Venous and Arterial Constriction
  • 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

Introduce Rebalancing Techniques:

  • Rebalancing Heart Position / Pericardium
  • Rebalancing Lower Cervical/ Thoracic Vertebra
  • Rebalancing Thoracic Vascular Lesions
  • Rebalance Greater Vessels,

Clinical Applications:

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