This course will teach students first aid, general horse health, how to wrap, corrective exercises, injury prevention and care, plus a tote full of home remedies. This course is designed for the horse owner, but also for the person wanting to care for customer horses without the overhead of owning a big rehab facility. The first part of the course will be a compilation of video and textbook knowledge followed by a test. Upon completion, students can schedule the onsite portion of the course.

The onsite portion is Friday-Sunday (10 to 5).

A practical test will be completed before the certification is given. After completion, a second set of videos will be released as follow up material to what is learned at the practical weekend.

Certified Equine Care Specialist

  • Association of Certified Equine Therapies

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    ACET is not responsible for transportation, lodging, or meals. Students are responsible for their own accommodations.


    Superior Therapy LLC is not responsible for accidents, injuries, or death. By agreeing to terms and conditions, you are releasing Superior Therapy LLC, its owners, and staff from all responsibility should an accident occur. 


    You will be working with real-life customer horses that are in the care of Superior Therapy LLC. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you are agreeing to nondisclosure of injuries, owners, and conditions treated in this barn. We are a teaching facility, but we do not allow social media posts, videos, or spreading of information on any horse while it is in our barn other than what is produced by Superior Therapy LLC or its customers. Our customers have rights just as our students do.   


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    Students will be graded on a point scale determined by the course instructors. Final grade will be an accumulation of textbook and video portions as well as task scores of onsite activities. Students will be allowed two attempts to pass before having to retake and repay for the course.

  • Course Itinerary

    Certified Equine Care Specialist

    Specialist Course:


    What’s included in this course purchase:



    55 Corrective Exercises for Horses – Jec Aristotle Ballou

    Physical Therapy for Horses – Helle Katrine Kleven


    This is a groundbreaking therapy course for the horse owner, and the first certification course of its kind. We are going to teach you how to think like a therapist and take care of your own horses without all the expensive equipment. We are taking the old school approach to rehab! This course is packed full of secrets the pros all keep to themselves. This course is broken down into two sections to make learning fun and easy. The first section is a compilation of online videos and the second section is onsite training at Superior Therapy LLC. The onsite training will be totally hands-on training. You’ll learn how conformation plays a critical role in preventing injuries, how to select a horse, and maintain your athlete. Looking for a side hustle that also helps horses? You can use this certification to build a business of taking care of horses for others. You’ll learn how to do 8 specialty leg wraps, just like they do at veterinary clinics. We will make sure that you have confidence and training to know you are doing things correctly. We will also cover massage techniques, treating issues you’ll face on the road, and exercises that will treat and prevent weakness. You’ll have the skills to help others take care of their horses, so you rehab horses in your own barn or on the road. Bonus materials include: Discussing Insurance, Social Media skills by Summer and how to build your brand. This certification course is open to anyone 18 and older. Upon completion and exam completion, graduates will still have access to all future video content, refresher courses, and support from Annie. 


    Horse Assessment:

    Conformation vs. Potential Injuries

    Common Problems by Discipline

    Picking a Potential Winner

    Locating Soreness

    Determining Fitness Level

    Muscle Weakness

    Building the Athlete 

    Recognizing areas of weakness

                Veterinary exam/Pre Purchase exam

                Hoof Angles and Potential Lameness

                How Body Score/Condition Affects Healing

                How Body Score/Condition Causes Injury


    Massage Techniques:

                 Breaking Down Scar Tissue

                 Massage for Mobilization

                 Stretching for Alignment

                 Enhancing nerve signals

                 Massage for Circulation

                 Contraindications & Safety


    Reconditioning Therapy:

                 Balancing/Stretching/Rebuilding Muscle

                 Drills/Exercises/Conditioning for Correct Mechanics


    On the Road:


    Pre/Post Performance Routines

    Proper Leg Care/Maintenance

    Icing on the Road

    Med Box Hacks 


    Rehab without a Rehab/Side Hustle:

    Icing without Equipment

    Wrapping Techniques

    Working with Veterinarians

    After Surgery Care

    Handwalking Safety 

    Barn Setup

    Stall Size 

    Barn Supplies 


    Recipes for Success

    Everything but the Kitchen Sink!

    DIY Liniments, Sweats, Poultice

    Homemade Remedies 


    Planning For the Future:

    Taking the Next Step 

    Adding Equipment

    Building a Budget


     Kids Observation Course:


    We believe in the importance of educating future generations of horsemen. We cannot offer a certification to anyone under the age of 18, but we can allow interested kids to come observe at our courses and participate in activities appropriate for their experience level. Plus they will have access to all the video content including the Kids Corral section with videos geared towards our younger learners. This will be a great experience for you to learn with your child and both expand your skill set.