• Horse Practitioner Course

    The EMMETT Technique Horse Practitioner training is designed for qualified Veterinary professionals, complementary therapists and horse owners who are interested in extending their skills. All practitioners are encouraged to enhance their existing practice by integrating the EMMETT Technique with their prior training. Equine instructors and coaches are also very attracted to this course. Undergraduates and non-therapists are also welcome to attend.

    The course is divided into two-day learning blocks, called Levels, with 5 Levels in total across 11 days. Material covered in the previous Level is reviewed before new work is covered. This ensures that all participants are up to date and ready to learn new material.

    This course is recognised by the Complementary Health Professionals (CHP).

    Level Course Structure

    • Level 1 – Two days of learning both Horse and Rider corrections.
    • Level 2 – First day review of Level 1, second day new Level 2 work.
    • Level 3 – First day review of Level 2, second day new Level 3 work.
    • Level 4 – First day review of Level 3, second day new Level 4 work.
    • Level 5 – First day review of Level 4, second day new Level 5 work.
    • Level 5 Assessment –At Level 5 Review, a written & practical assessment will be offered and a Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded when a pass is achieved. This qualifies the participant as an EMMETT Technique Horse Practitioner. Assessment is optional. A Certificate of Attendance is provided where the participant is not assessed.

    Want to know more?

    “I can’t wait” is the typical response from students when the instructors send out email reminders about the next module!

    Class sizes are deliberately kept small to ensure a professional but friendly and relaxed atmosphere with personalised supervision. It is unusual to have a class size larger than 12.

    Levels are generally offered 6 – 8 weeks apart in any 1 location to allow participants to gain real experience with the technique between levels. Therefore, it is usually possible to complete the full course within 12 months. The course can be completed sooner if a student wishes to do so and is willing to travel to other course locations.  The levels are attended in number order.

    Course Syllabus

    (Approved version: 2018)

    Level 1

    • Overview and Aim of Workshop
    • About Ross Emmett
    • EMMETT Principles
    • The Chameleon Club – the 7A’s (subconscious triggers for healing)
    • Forearm – People
    • Spinal Balance
    • 18th Rib/QL Lumbar
    • 18th Rib/Hip
    • SCM – People
    • Neck
    • Hamstrings
    • 18th Rib/Inguinal
    • Withers
    • Shoulder/45

    Level 2

    • Review of Level 1
    • Latissimus Dorsi – People
    • Latissimus Dorsi
    • Deep – Pec/Forearm
    • Iliacus Oblique
    • 18th Rib/Psoas
    • Pectoralis minor release – People
    • Sacral/Hip
    • 18th Rib/Gluteal
    • Stifle
    • TFL

    Level 3

    • Review of Level 2
    • Gastroc – Calf release – People
    • Upper Neck
    • Thigh
    • Gaskin
    • Hock
    • AC/Biceps – People
    • Scapula
    • Scapula – A
    • Scapula – B
    • Scapula – C
    • Coccyx
    • Triceps

    Level 4

    • Review of level 3
    • Sartorius/ITB release – People
    • Jaw – general flexion
    • Superior Stifle
    • 16th Rib/Lower hip point
    • Chest/45
    • Hip/Lumbar/Wither
    • Calcaneus – People
    • Dorsum – People
    • Tendon release
    • Deep shoulder/Loin
    • Rib/Dock release

    Level 5

    • Review of Level 4
    • Recovery – People
    • Recovery
    • Deltiod/Subscapularis
    • Jaw
    • Hyoid
    • Latissimus/Abdominal Oblique
    • Deep Longissimus
    • Spinal Tap
    • Pectoralis release foreleg
    • 18th Rib/Tuber Coxae

    Level 5 Review/Accreditation

    • Review of Level 5
    • Assessment of application of the technique

    Is this the course for me?

    This course is suitable for all complementary therapists, Veterinary professionals, coaches or instructors interested in expanding their therapeutic skills. These include:

    • Massage therapists
    • Chiropractors
    • Physiotherapists
    • Veterinary Surgeons
    • Veterinary Nurses
    • Osteopaths
    • Bowen therapists
    • Farriers
    • Equine Podiatrists
    • Barefoot Trimmers
    • Saddle fitters
    • Animal Body Workers
    • Riding Instructors/Coaches
    • Grooms

    But don’t let that impressive list of professionals put you off because undergraduates and non-therapists are also welcome to attend. There are no pre-requisites and the instructors approach each class as if everyone has the same very basic knowledge, so it’s easy for everyone to keep up with the learning!

    Although there is no case study workload, students are encouraged to maintain a reflective journal as a way of self-evaluating their accuracy and process towards creating successful outcomes for clients.

    The main complementary therapy insurance companies will cover EMMETT Technique practitioners and students within their existing insurance policies.  Please refer to your insurance company for confirmation.  We can guide you to an insurance company if you need assistance obtaining insurance.  At the end of training, EMMETT Practitioners are expected to have Professional Indemnity Insurance.

    What will I learn?

    You will learn how to apply the EMMETT Technique and how it was developed. You will learn to quickly and effectively assess the areas of tension in your client’s body and how to locate the appropriate EMMETT point requiring desensitisation.  Participants typically comment on how much their anatomy knowledge and understanding deepens as they progress through the course.  The following areas of the body are focused on as these are commonly presented by clients: core muscles, lower back, thoracic back, shoulder, lower legs, foot balance, and symptoms such as decreased flexibility, lack of impulsion and body dis-ease. You will also learn and about the “Chameleon approach” that makes it EMMETT so powerful.  This includes special language skills and how to apply anchors to promote positive outcomes. 

    How will I be assessed?

    Students are supervised during practice sessions and extra assistance will be offered where required, so all students will become competent and confident with the moves.  Each move will be revised at least once within the context of the training sessions.  A written and practical assessments is offered at the final stage of training at Level 5 Review and a Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded when a pass is achieved.  This qualifies the participant as an EMMETT Technique Practitioner for Horses. Assessment is optional. A Certificate of Attendance is provided where the student chooses not to be accessed.   Although there is no stated number of case study hours required students are encourage to record their experiences in a reflective-learning journal and ask questions which can be shared and raised at the following level.

    Is there a requirement to attend EMMETT CPD?

    Once a student has achieved EMMETT Technique Practitioner status, their basic business contact information is listed on this website as a Practitioner so the general public can search for a local practitioner. To remain listed on the website, the Practitioner is required to attend 8 hours of EMMETT training within a 12 month period from July 1 – June 30 of the following year.  The CPD hours are optional and are only required for continued website listing.

    Will I be able to use EMMETT with my current therapy?

    Definitely, for sure, absolutely!!! Students are encouraged to incorporate the EMMETT Technique with their current skills and not “throw the baby out with the bath water”, thereby enhancing the value of their existing skills.  One of the benefits of the EMMETT Technique is that it provides therapists with complete freedom to integrate the technique with what they know or, under certain circumstances, to use it exclusively.

    How does it differ to the Bowen Technique?

    Despite the similarities between Tom Bowen and Ross Emmett, the EMMETT Technique is NOT a Bowen Therapy nor a derivation of it.  Developed long before Ross was introduced to Bowen Therapy, the EMMETT Technique is a unique form of body therapy. There is no skin slack; there are no prescribed procedures and only a few set sequences; instead therapists are encouraged to respond to the client moment by moment. The EMMETT Technique uses quick assessments, specific language and other anchors to encourage positive change. Overwhelming feedback from Bowen Therapists is that the EMMETT Technique has transformed their practice; in particular the speed with which they can effect change for their clients, dramatically improving their results and professional reputation.

    Can I use the EMMETT training days as Continued Professional Development?

    This will depend on which professional body you have membership of.  If you contact your own association and enquire whether you will be allowed to claim CPD. EMMETT Therapies UK is happy to help by providing them with information about the course for them to evaluate.

    Veterinary Act

    The Veterinary Act (1966) states it is illegal for any person, other than the owner of the animal, to treat an animal unless the permission of the animals Veterinary Surgeon is sought and obtained. Therefore to protect your horse’s welfare veterinary consent (written or verbal) must be gained prior to Emmett therapy. The EMMETT Technique is an allowable therapy with the RCVS.

    Course Fees

    The cost is £300 (€340) for each two day Level and £150 (€170) for the Accreditation Day.  When a student chooses to repeat a Level, having already taken and reviewed it, they may repeat any individual Level for half price.

    The course fees are applicable for both the EMMETT Technique Practitioner Course and the Advanced EMMETT training.

    Full course fee payment is expected 3 weeks prior to the workshop and this secures your place. There is no need to pay for all modules at once, simply pay for each workshop as you go.

    Course dates and venues are subject to change. Please keep this in mind when booking transport and accommodation.

    Cancellation Policy:  Full refunds will be given for cancellations up to 21 days prior to a workshop. Cancellation fees will be calculated at 50% of the course fee if cancellations occur within 20 – 2 days of a workshop. No refund will be given for cancellations within 48 hours of a workshop. Instructors reserve the right to postpone a course due to weather conditions, etc. If a courses cancelled by the Instructor, fees will be returned in full. For more detail

    Advanced EMMETT Training

    Additional EMMETT Technique training is offered to those who have achieved EMMETT Practitioner status. These “advanced” workshops really do take the EMMETT Technique to a whole new level. The releases taught are the developments Ross has made since first putting together the practitioner course.

    EP1 is taught over 2 days and cost £300 and £150 for repeaters.

    EP1 introduces:

    • SI joint/ITB – People
    • QL/Gluteal Pelvic Release
    • Hip / Chest
    • Inverse Neck
    • Lymphatic Drainage
    • Ankle Flex / Popliteal – People
    • 14th Rib Mid neck
    • Chest crossover Posterior Scapula
    • 18th Rib/ Loin 1 & 2
    • Deep Neck/ Chest release

    We are very proud of the instructing team. They do a great job in creating an enjoyable learning environment that has students hungering for the next module!  They are passionate about sharing EMMETT, have a very welcoming and friendly approach, explain and demonstrate clearly, and all have prior experience in teaching & instructing. They have all been students of Ross Emmett.

    Tony Sherry

    Senior Instructor and Director of EMMETT 4 Animals UK & Ireland.  Tutor of EMMETT instructors and tutors.

    His previous experience was working as a Nurse and in Adult Intensive Care for over 20 years. He has been teaching the EMMETT Technique since 2014. Based in Kent, he teaches both equine and dog classes all over the UK and Ireland and has taught Internationally.

    Email: 

    Tel: +44(0) 7748 187 458

    John Rea

    Instructor for Equine courses.

    His background includes Mental Health Nursing and Equine Shiatsu. He has been teaching Emmett Equine courses since 2018. Based in Kent, he teaches classes all over the south east of England.

    Email: 

    Tel: +44(0) 7717 294 832

    Caroline Le Messurier

    Instructor for Equine and Canine courses and EMM-Tech Tutor.

    Her background includes Bowen therapy. She has been teaching EMMETT since 2014. She is based in the West Country and mainly teaches classes in that area.

    Email: 

    Tel: +44(0) 7814 670 114

    Nikki Murdoch

    Trainee Instructor for Equine courses and EMM-Tech Tutor.

    She has been teaching EMMETT since 2018. She is based in the Scotland and teaches classes in that area.

    Email: 

    Tel: +44(0) 7546 598963

    Catherine Aziz

    Trainee Instructor for Equine courses and EMM-Tech Tutor.

    She has been teaching EMMETT since 2019. She is based in the Midlands and mainly teaches classes in that area.

    Email: 

    Tel: +44(0) 7809 290748

    I originally booked on a one-day introductory horse course with Tony Sherry. I don’t ride so it was more to keep my daughter company. As a family we have owned horses for over 20 years.

    As a dad I was the driver, held the horse and handed over the money over. You’ve got the idea; a pony club dad. So this course appealed to me as it offered the potential to save some money on treating our horses. There were six horses on the yard so potentially a huge saving.

    I suffered from a debilitating neck injury that over time, with over-compensating muscles, I was in constant pain. I had plantar fasciitis and the daily pain level was 8 out of 10. During the day I mentioned to Tony that I was in pain and asked if they could help, throwing down a gauntlet really. I didn’t believe this would work as I had been to GP’s and medical specialists, who gave me a few exercises and basically wrote me off.

    So, within 10 minutes of a few light touch moves on my muscles I was swaying around, re-setting my balance and body, balancing correctly on my heels, standing more upright. Apparently my face was a picture. However, what was amazing was that my pain level had dropped to around two out of ten. This not only had a huge impact on my pain, but my psychological outlook has now changed. I had been in so much pain for 15 years and I simply needed to be re-balanced. Yes my underlying problems were still there, but I had my life back. I can cope so much better now having a positive outlook on life. You may not realise just how much pain you are experiencing until it’s lowered to a manageable level.

    The next step for me was a natural one. I started the horse course, then moved on to learning how to treat humans and dogs. I realised that releasing the fascia and muscles can have such a huge impact on your quality of life. As a practitioner in horses, humans and dogs I have had some amazing results.

    I can highly recommend EMMETT therapies. If you are concerned that you don’t know enough about anatomy then don’t worry.  Tony teaches all that in a fun and interesting way. If you think you will feel left out because others know more than you then don’t worry. Within five minutes you’re all having fun. Tony is an inspirational instructor and makes the learning sessions fun.

    EMMETT courses have changed many people’s lives for the better.

    In any form of health treatments there are no guarantees, but I can guarantee one thing. By the end of the day you will be hooked on EMMETT and want to learn more.

    Ian McClumpha – EMMETT Practitioner

    “I stumbled upon Emmett4Horses and Tony Sherry by chance while looking at equine massage courses and signed up for the one day short course.

    I had already been a certified equine body worker for some 6 years (Masterson Method) and thought I’d look at Emmett, though I was a little sceptical about how much the methods would add to my existing toolbox and how effective the moves would be. One thing that appealed was that human techniques are taught alongside the equine techniques and the idea is that Emmett can help both the horse and the rider at the same time.

    In the event, it was a real eye opener – not so much with the horses, but with the treatment Tony performed on me.

    I have osteoarthritis in both hands and it’s difficult to close my hands. After 5 minutes of Tony using Emmett techniques on my hands I was able to make a fist for the first time in years, with no effort or discomfort! (It’s now been over a week since the course and my hands are still as flexible and there has been a significant reduction in discomfort).

    So, I’m fairly convinced that if Emmett can have that effect on me there’s every chance that it will have an equally beneficial effect on horses and so far my own horses seem to enjoy the few moves I’ve been taught and there is a visible improvement in their way of going. I’m definitely signing up to do the Emmett4Horse practitioner course and would thoroughly recommend looking at this great system.

    Thank you Tony! ”

    Bern Easterford – Introductory Course Student

  • Introductory Horse Short Course

    Horse Introductory EMM-Tech Short Course

    Would you like to learn a simple method to help keep your Horse feeling comfortable and at ease? If so this course is for you!  The introductory Horse Short Course was created by Ross Emmett so that everyone would have the opportunity to use some of his work to help their horse, friends and family.  The  course contains 6 moves which have been specially selected from the Horse EMMETT Technique Practitioner Course.

    The course is conducted over 6 hours. No prior experience is necessary to attend a course. It can be taken by anyone over 16 years old.

    Is this the course for me?

    This introductory course is designed for the general public who are interested in learning some easy self-help relaxation techniques that can be applied to their horse,  family and friends. Everyone over 16 is welcome. No prior knowledge is expected. Curious therapists and equine specialists are also joining this course to experience EMMETT before enrolling on the Practitioner Course.  Classes are limited to 10 people maximum so you benefit from individual support and supervision.

    Is there an assessment?

    No! Just relax and have fun! This is not a professional qualification.

    Will this course contribute to my CPD?

    Well that depends. If you are a practising therapist in another discipline, it is unlikely this Short Course will count towards your CPD – check with your association.

    If you are an EMMETT Practitioner, then attending this Short Course does qualify for CPD.

    I am already a practicing therapist, can I use what I learn with my clients?

    You are welcome to use what you learn at the EMMETT Horse Introductory Short Course with your clients as a complement to your usual therapies and techniques. However as you are not qualified as an EMMETT Horse Practitioner, it is against ASA guidelines to promote and market yourself as an EMMETT Practitioner.

    The course fee is £85 (€100) with a full colour training guide included.

    (Approved version: 2017)

    • Overview and Aim of Workshop
    • About Ross Emmett
    • EMMETT Principles
    • SCM – relax the neck (Human Correction
    • Neck Release
    • Wither Release
    • Forearm – relax the arm and hands
    • Back Release
    • Loin Release
    I stumbled upon Emmett4Horses and Tony Sherry by chance while looking at equine massage courses and signed up for the one day short course.

     

    I had already been a certified equine body worker for some 6 years (Masterson Method) and thought I’d look at Emmett, though I was a little sceptical about how much the methods would add to my existing toolbox and how effective the moves would be. One thing that appealed was that human techniques are taught alongside the equine techniques and the idea is that Emmett can help both the horse and the rider at the same time.

     

    In the event, it was a real eye opener – not so much with the horses, but with the treatment Tony performed on me.

     

    I have osteoarthritis in both hands and it’s difficult to close my hands. After 5 minutes of Tony using Emmett techniques on my hands I was able to make a fist for the first time in years, with no effort or discomfort! (It’s now been over a week since the course and my hands are still as flexible and there has been a significant reduction in discomfort).

     

    So, I’m fairly convinced that if Emmett can have that effect on me there’s every chance that it will have an equally beneficial effect on horses and so far my own horses seem to enjoy the few moves I’ve been taught and there is a visible improvement in their way of going. I’m definitely signing up to do the Emmett4Horse practitioner course and would thoroughly recommend looking at this great system.

     

    Thank you Tony! “
    Bern Easterford

Contact ETUK & Ireland

Email contact (below) is the preferred method as training and travel can make it difficult to answer the phone.

Anything is possible. Keep an open mind when working with clients and encourage them that anything may be possible.

— Ross Emmett, Townsville, Australia - Founder and developer of the EMMETT Technique
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