This course will provide the needed knowledge to own, operate, or work at a rehab facility. Students will begin with a video course that covers basic safety protocols, how to use equipment, working with veterinarians, business concepts, and daily practice of a rehab facility. The first part of this course will be a set of video and textbook criteria followed by a test that must be passed before the student can schedule the on-site learning portion.
The on-site portion can be scheduled as full time – 10 days (10 to 5) with weekend off.
Or 2 scheduled weekends – Friday – Sunday (10 to 6)
A practical test will be completed before certification is given.
Certified Equine Rehab Therapist
Association of Certified Equine Therapies
Terms and Conditions
Thank you for buying our courses. We want to make sure that our users have a rewarding experience while they are discovering information, assessing, and purchasing our training courses, whether it may be for online or hands on training courses.
Cancellation & Refunds: Online Training
If the cancellation is done by the delegate within 48 hours of subscribing, 5% will be deducted as administration fee.
If the cancellation is done by the delegate after 48 hours of subscribing no refund will be made.
No refund will be made to the delegate after 48 hours of subscribing to the course.
Cancellation & Refunds: Hands on Training
Association of Certified Equine Therapies, reserves the right to postpone/cancel an event, or change the location of an event because of insufficient enrollments, instructor illness or force-majeure events (like floods, earthquakes, political instability, etc.)
In the case ACET cancels an event for reasons out of our control, every effort will be made to notify the delegate as soon as possible.
It is the responsibility of the delegate to secure their position in the course dates and to attend the required hours. For instances that the delegate cannot complete the required hours, it is their responsibility to attend a future course to complete the necessary requirements.
If a cancellation is done by a delegate 7 days or less, prior to the event, it will be the delegate's responsibility to reschedule their class based on the availability of future courses.
Note: All refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of the refund requests
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.
By agreeing to terms and conditions, you agree not to reprint, repost, or share any testing information, criteria, or answers.
Students will be graded on a point scale determined by 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.
Certified Equine Rehab Therapist
What’s included in this course purchase:
55 Corrective Exercises for Horses – Jec Aristotle Ballou
Physical Therapy for Horses – Helle Katrine Kleven
Your future in the equine rehab industry starts here. This course will teach you all the basics it takes to operate a rehab facility. You’ll learn how to safely use equipment, decide what types of equipment will work best for your facility, and how to develop a treatment plan for each horse. 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 to assess horses, work with veterinarians, come up with a treatment plan, and track progress on real in-treatment horses. You will be treading horses under our direction as well as learning how to train new horses to the aquatred. We will also teach you our exercises and stretches used to rebuild weak areas and return horses to performance. This course is jam packed full of experience-based training material. We’ve done the trial, error, and hard work for you… Now let us teach you how to help improve the lives of horses. Bonus materials include: Discussing Insurance, Social Media skills by Summer, How to Build your Brand, and Targeting your Ideal Customer. Let us help you design the rehab facility of your dreams. This is the first Certification Course of its kind, and 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 Summer.
3 types of hydrotherapy
Selecting the correct equipment for your facility
Care and Maintenance of equipment
Barn Design and Specs
How to Start New Horses
Developing a plan for each horse
Working the problem horse
Assessing movement in water
Finding areas of weakness
PEMF & Laser Equipment:
PEMF vs. Laser Therapy
Benefits and Functions
Low Frequency vs. High Frequency
Selecting the correct equipment
Developing a program for each horse
Legal Facts for Business Use
Other Equipment & Uses:
Free Flow Walker
Breaking Down Scar Tissue
Massage for Mobilization
Stretching for Alignment
Enhancing nerve signals
Massage for Circulation
Contraindications & Safety
Drills/Exercises/Conditioning for Correct Mechanics
Caring for Wounds
Working with Veterinarians
Nutrition for Healing
Social Media Instruction
Building Your Brand
Targeting Your Ideal Customer
Recognizing areas of weakness
Hoof Angles and Potential Lameness
Determining Fitness Level
Primary vs. Secondary Soreness
How Body Score/Condition Affects Healing
How Body Score/Condition Causes Injury
Designing your Dream Barn:
Layout for Equipment
Dr. Sam Crosby- DVM
Summer Terry- Certified Massage Therapist & Acupuncturist, Equine Rehab Expert, Barrel Racer
Annie Specht - Trainer, Equine Care Expert, Show Jumper