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Equine Massage Academy (EMA) is a leading international training provider in equine therapy related career courses and before that, it was the original pioneer of equine massage for horse owners training courses.

HOTA was designed purely for horse owners to bridge the gap between themselves and Therapists, Vets, Scientists etc, by creating an informed knowledge base underpinned by science, observational experience and industry expertise to  further enhance the health and wellbeing of all horses. This is to benefit not only horse owners but also associated people such as grooms, riding instructors, stable staff etc, those who are around horses on a day-to-day basis who have a responsibility for their healthcare and performance.

Why HOTA?

Nowadays there is much conflicting information circulating within the entire media, on-line, magazines and so on, all of which can be overwhelming for both new and experienced horse owners.  Attempting to understand this fast paced, rapidly changing and confusing environment driven by clever marketing campaigns isn’t easy and there seems to be a high price tag with everything ‘equestrian’ that promises miracle cures and enhanced performance.

We have taken the myth out of many of these confusing subjects to give you evidence based advice.  Instead of being tempted into buying equipment, gadgets, training aids and so on,  you can make your decisions from a place of knowledge.  Much of this equipment is not necessary and some can actually be detrimental – we have seen this often in our professional work especially with equipment that has no scientific backing or research behind it being suggested and in use to “rehabilitate” horses.

HOTA Courses

Our courses are multimedia, delivered through a professional presentation by industry expert Instructors.  Many courses have a hands-on practical element and will be delivered on site at a venue near you.  Some are held on line over Zoom so you can learn and enjoy from the comfort of your own home.  All are accompanied by a comprehensive training manual and certificate of attendance.

 

Whatever medium you chose to attend or online, you will not be disappointed with the training courses and the quality of the learning content, which mirrors the high standard of our professional courses. Accredited to level 3, you are guaranteed to receive a course with substance that is quality assured.

 

 

Our courses are based on:

Empathy, Integrity, Science and Alternative Approaches

COURSE CATEGORIES AND A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION     (Please click on images below to find out more)

HEALTHCARE SERIES

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Equine Massage for

Horse Owners

Pony Massage

for Children

Holistic Therapy for

all Breeding Stock

Equine Bit &

Bridle Assessment

Equine Nutrition for

Horse Owners

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Equine Emergency

First Aid Certification

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Colic & Gut Health

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Botanical Choices for

Horse Owners

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Phototherapy for

Animals

TRAINING & PERFORMANCE SERIES

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Equine Anatomy &

Physiology

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Equine Conformation

Biomechanics and

Beyond

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Equine Water

Treadmill for Training

& Rehabilitation

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Training & Rehabilitation from an

Anatomical

Perspective

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The Full Extent of

Equine Lameness

MANAGEMENT SERIES

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Racehorse to Riding

Horse Aftercare

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Optimum Management

when Travelling

Horses

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Optimum Horse Care

& Management

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Buying a Horse -

All you need to Know

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Paddock Management

for Equestrians

SEE OUR INSTRUCTORS AND COURSE AVAILABILITY

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NORTH EAST/NORTHUMBERLAND

Trish Robson

www.robsonequinetherapy.co.uk

email: robsonequinetherapy@yahoo.co.uk

Based: Otterburn, Northumberland

NORTH WEST / N.YORKS BORDER

Dianne Cornthwaite

pendlanimaltherapies.com

pendleanimaltherapies@hotmail.com

Based: Northern Equine Therapy Centre, Settle

YORKS / HUMBER

Hayleigh Midgley

hmanimaltherapies@gmail.com

Based: Longlakes Farm, Immingham

SOUTH WEST

Tara Price

www.tlpequineservices.com

tara@tlpequineservices.com

Based: Bristol

HUMBERSIDE & EAST MIDLANDS

Donna Barker

www.dbequinetherapy.co.uk

donna@dbequinetherapy.co.uk

Based: Winterton, Scunthorpe

SOUTH WEST (coming soon)

Jo Willmington

email:jwequinemassage@gmail.com

F: @jwequineremedialandholisticmassage

Based: Bridgwater/Cannington

Please contact your local HOTA Instructor for:

  • Course Availability & Fees

  • Dates

  • Venues

We also offer online courses for those who prefer to learn from the comfort of their own home, enjoy the full extent of the theory without any practical excercises, or for those who dont currently have an instructor in their region. The reduced course fee is reflective of the training being virtual. For these courses please contact:

donna@dbequinetherapy.co.uk

or

Angela Hall (the founder of HOTA) at:

millie@equinemassageacademy.com