Please note: This online course is delivered via a PDF not an online learning platform.
Our Online Course gives you the flexibility to study from home. Whether you are looking to enhance your knowledge in looking after your own horses, integrate this therapy into your practice or you just have the desire to learn more about complementary therapies then this course offers you the study freedom to learn at your own pace.
Aroma therapy, also called Essential Oil Therapy, is the use of essential oils to promote optimal health and aid recovery from disease.
The therapy combines traditional knowledge with modern scientific thinking, offering a natural choice of relief for many common physical and behavioural problems in animals, such as allergies, arthritis, digestive disorders, laminitis, muscular strains, tendon and ligament sprains, respiratory infections, sarcoids, stress-related disorders, viruses and wounds.
Essential oils are an effective and gentle answer to many of today’s common equine health problems and although not an alternative to proper veterinary care, they can often bring relief where allopathic medicines hold no answer. Chronic skin problems, allergies, arthritis, Cushing’s Syndrome, stress related conditions and behavioural problems are just a few of the conditions that respond to essential oils. To use them successfully, however, it’s important to understand how these “gifts from nature” work.
When properly used, Essential Oil Therapy is safe and non-intrusive. Horses enjoy the essential oils and you’ll enjoy helping in a way in which they can participate in their own healing, returning some autonomy to lives that are all too often in someone else’s control.
These are the main elements for the Online Practitioner Course; Aromatherapy for Horses:
- Ways of application
- Bio frequency
- First aid oils
- Equine Raindrop technique
- Health and Safety using Essential Oils
- Aromatherapy in combination with other modalities
- Essential Oils for common Horse conditions
- Materia Medica of 47 Essential oils
Module 1 covers an introduction in Aromatherapy for Horses. You will learn subjects like;
- What are Essential Oils
- History of Essential Oils
- How does Essential Oils for Horses work
- Purity of Essential Oils
Module 2 provides you with an understanding of the nature and functions of the chemicals found in Essential Oils. You will also be equipped with knowledge of:
- The effects of using Essential Oils
- Bio Frequency of Essential Oils
- Chemistry of Essential Oils
- Different ways of Application
- Safe use of Essential Oils
This module is about Safety and First Aid. It will cover subjects as:
- Normal vital signs
- Horse Behaviour
- 12 first aid Oils explained
- Which oil to use for common first aid conditions
Module 4 is our very extensive Materia Medica Chapter.
Materia Medica is a Latin Therapeutic term for the body of collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing (i.e., medicines).
In this module you will find a list of essential oils commonly used on horses.
It gives you the information of 47 different oils:
- including background of the plants used
- therapeutic properties
- way of application
- fragrant influence
This module covers most common diseases, issues and problems and explains which oils are best to use.
A few examples are:
- Seedy toe
- Greasy Heal
- Respiratory Infections
- Digestive Disorders
- Muscular Strains
- Tendon and Ligament Sprains
- Wounds & Cuts
- And many more…..
This Module covers the Powerful Equine Raindrop Technique.
The Equine Raindrop Technique is a non diagnostic modality that uses a combination of essential oils to bring electrical balance and structural alignment to the horse’s body. The Equine Raindrop Technique can be used with a variety of equine body work modalities or as a stand alone modality.
The Equine Raindrop Technique derives its name from the process of dripping pure, unadulterated, 100% therapeutic grade essential oils onto the spine from a height of about 15cm (6 inches). This duplicates the effect of raindrops falling on the body – an action Native Americans believed to be cleansing and renewing to the body and spirit. As the oil falls towards the body, it interacts with the energy field (aura) of the recipient.
The Equine Raindrop Technique has been successfully used to assist with:
- Preventing and combating sore backs and muscles before and after training
- Boost immune system (decrease toxic load i.e. after antibiotics)
- Cold, flu and coughs
- Cushings Disease
- Lyme Disease
- Navicular Disease
- Tendon Injuries/Bowed Tendons
- Spinal misalignment/muscle spasms
The Equine Raindrop Technique is also very powerful in assisting with Pain Management from a variety of causes.
A detailed chapter which will give you an understanding of how to use Essential Oils on Chakras for emotional release.
Chakras, in Hindu metaphysical tradition and other belief systems, are centres of Prāṇa, life force, or vital energy. Chakras correspond to vital points in the physical body i.e. major plexuses of arteries, veins and nerves. Their name derives from the Sanskrit word for “wheel” or “turning”.
It guides you through:
- What are Chakras
- The different Chakras
- Disturbed Chakras
- Chakra Essential Oils
- And, how to use Essential Oils for balancing Chakras
This module provides you with information how to Safely blend the use of Essential Oils with other Therapies.
This module gives you an understanding of matter relating to the legislation governing the welfare of animal’s and veterinary treatment in Australia.
For you to be able to receive your Certificate in Aromatherapy for Horses, you will need to complete 10 case studies, in which you show you have understood all the knowledge learned.
- 1 Case study will contain someone filming you performing the Equine Raindrop Technique
- In the other 9 case studies you will have to demonstrate knowledge and safe use of Essential Oils for different ailments.
You will have to send in your case studies within 12 months of starting the online course.