Horse Course Information

EMMETT Therapy is committed to sharing the EMMETT Technique for animals. 

Learn how to notice the sometimes-subtle signs of pain or discomfort that many experienced owners, riders and handlers can fail to identify.


  • Existing complementary therapists, veterinary and chiropractic professionals interested in extending their skills.
  • Horse and dog owners/trainers/handlers and non-therapists wanting to assist their own animals to assist in relieving pain and discomfort and to perform preventative maintenance care.

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Q: Are there any prerequisites to Level 1?

A: There are no prerequisite courses that you need to take before Level 1. The course is taught in such a way that it is easy to understand by people from all walks of life.

Q: What will I learn in Level 1?

A: Level 1 is an introductory module which teaches 8 corrections for the horse and 2 corrections for people. It teaches you how to release major areas in the horse and contains the following:

  • Spinal Balance (for the whole horse)
  • Withers (for pain and inflammation caused by poorly fitting rugs, saddles, etc)
  • Neck (to assist with lateral flexion)
  • Shoulder (to assist with longer stride length and alleviate ‘whole-horses’ restrictions)
  • Hamstrings (increases stride length and assists with tightness caused by float rides)
  • Rib/Hip (to assist with lateral restriction and soreness in loins/flank area)
  • Inguinal (to assist with tension in the barrel area, extension restrictions with hind legs)
  • Rib/QL (correction to lumber area and lower back discomfort)

The two moves for people…are the forearm and neck corrections. Great for those hard working equestrians who are always lifting and carrying for their horse! These two moves can be used to treat your family and friends.

Q: Then what can I do?

A: There are 5 Levels in the EMMETT4Horses course and each level teaches 8 corrections and 2 human corrections.

Each module is approx. 8-10 weeks apart.

Q: Does it work with other therapies?

A: Yes! The Emmett Technique whilst being a successful and effective standalone therapy, can be successfully integrated with many different other therapies.

“Being an Equine Cranio Sacral Therapist, I have found that EMMETT Technique has really just offered an enhancement to this and in fact has proven to be actually more suitable for me when working with horses. Cranio Sacral Therapy involves a lot of holding and waiting for the release and not all horses are happy to stand in the same place for a great length of time. I will still continue to use the Cranio Sacral Therapy in my practice but will definitely be combining with EMMETT to achieve maximum results”.


What are previous attendees saying about the course?

“What impressed me more than anything about the Emmett Technique is how quickly it can cause a release in the body…I am talking between 4 – 20 seconds you can expect to see a release within the horse”.

“Fantastic course well delivered and easy to follow, cannot wait to get out and practice on horses to help them…Thank you for a great course “Loved it”

“Well presented and easily explained – the instructor was helpful and encouraged questions”

“Very good course and high quality of information, discussion and practical work. I am very interested in continuing to learning more”.

Practitioner Course Structure

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

Below pricing is for Australian course prices GST Inclusive

(pricing in other countries may vary slightly)

  • Each Level is $500 
  • Accreditation Day - $280.00


EMMETT 4 Animals Horse & Dogs Short Course

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This practical and affordable short course will teach you how to relieve common muscle restrictions in your horse or dog.

The EMMETT Technique

Is based on light touch muscle release therapy using light pressure at specific points with simple, quick and effective results.

It is internationally recognised and taught in over 35 countries worldwide. This gentle and safe muscle release technique may increase movement and improve balance for your animal. By decreasing pain and restriction you will notice an enhanced performance, behaviour and quality of life.

We are committed to sharing the EMMETT Technique for animals

Learn how to notice the sometimes-subtle signs of pain or discomfort that many experienced owners, riders and handlers can fail to identify.

There is no prior learning required and the course is open to students from 14yo and upwards. You will be surprised at how easy it is to make positive changes for your animal.


Horse and dog owners / trainers / handlers and non-therapists who are wanting to learn how to assist their own animals to alleviate pain and discomfort and perform preventative care.

Existing complementary therapists, veterinary and chiropractic professionals interested in extending their skills.


Discover how this gentle and safe muscle release technique can be used to address pain and discomfort, improve body movement and restrictions.

Symptoms which may be relieved:

  • Injuries from sport or accidents
  • Unbalanced gait/stance
  • Lead/harness strain
  • Lower back distress
  • Inhibited movement/muscle restrictions
  • Poor performance / behavior changes

WHAT ABOUT ME... Yes the EMMETT Technique Horse and Dog courses also includes a selection of beneficial human muscle release moves. These moves can assist the rider and handler with neck restriction, forearm and grip strength.

The Short Courses were created by Ross Emmett so that non-therapists would have the opportunity to use effective, gentle and easy to use moves to help care for their own horse and dog. 

The cost is $250.00 AUD which includes a Training Guide and a Certificate of Attendance.  (Additional online video review is available to students after completion of courses)

(International Students please check your local Country Website for pricing)


PO Box 564 Belgian Gardens
Townsville QLD 4810

Contact Details

Australia: (07) 4771 6234
International: +617 4771 6234