Professional Development

Membership and Affiliations:

  • IEBWA – International Equine Body Workers Association
  • Equine Canada
  • Manitoba Horse Council
  • AAC: Agility Association of Canada
  • AIM: Agility in Manitoba

Courses, Seminars and Presentations:

Currently at more than 1000 hours of formal instruction in animal anatomy and bodywork techniques; continually taking additional courses.

  • Foundations of Equine Massage – Equinology Inc. 250+ hour course. Certified EBW (Equine Body Worker – 2006).
  • Advanced Equine Massage – Equinology Inc. 90+ hour course. 2007
  • Acupressure Intro – five day course presented by Britt Mills DVM 2008
  • Advanced Acupressure  (Britt Mills DVM) three days 2009
  • Canine Massage – 250 hours. Certified Canine Masseuse August 2008
  • Canine Myofascial Release:  Ruth Mitchell-Golladay (Barnes method). 80 hrs  Certified May 2011
  • Hoof Health – Barb Fenwick 2 days 2009
  • Equine Dentistry Lecture 2007
  • T-Touch introduction 2000, 2004
  • Various presentations on nutrition, saddle fit, conformation, natural hoof care.
  • Awarded the J.W.Pattillo scholarship towards further education – 2007. Newsletter announcement (PDF) (Written permission was obtained by Equinology INC to use this free newsletter. To subscribe please visit

Additional Seminars:

Canine Conditioning and Health Seminars:

  • Your Athletic Dog: A Functional Approach, (two days) Suzanne Clothier 2005
  • Canine Physiotherapy Workshop (half day) Silvia Lavalee, 2006
  • 11th Annual Conference for the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers, (member), Saskatoon, SK. May 2007 Presenters: Dr. Stanley Coren, Dr Ian Dunbar, Dr. Jesùs Rosales-Ruiz, Keilly Abbat, Sue Ailsby, Cheryl Bartlett, Tammy Brook-Dekens, Robyn Hood (Tellington T-Touch)
  • Canine Orthopedic Issues (2.5 hour overview)
  • Certified Canine Hydrotherapist from Greyfriars (UK) 2013 Curriculum included Canine First Aid, Orthopedic and Spinal Conditions,  Hydrotherapy Theory and Practice, Anatomy review, among other classes.