LITTLE GREEN STABLES
IEP member, Rebeccah Baylis of Little Green Stables offers a wide range of career and CPD courses (for dogs as well as equines). Featured below are the remaining equine courses for 2023 and some for 2024, but keep abreast with new dates by saving the Little Green Stables website!
2023 EQUINE COURSES
EQUINE MASSAGE PRACTITIONER DIPLOMA
Massage is such a super therapy & one Rebecca uses every day in my work with animals. LGS are now teaching Merishia Massage.
Why study Merishia Massage? Incorporating Swedish and Sports Massage Techniques the course also focuses on deep tissue mobilisation techniques, releasing tension in the muscle and other soft tissues and enhancing movement of the joints. The techniques can be used to aid sports performance, support rehabilitation and improve general wellbeing. Massage is a wonderful way to achieve relaxation and reduce the risk of injury.
Learning to massage enables YOU to assess where there is tension and discomfort, and then work on releasing those areas with simple but extremely effective techniques.
LGS are only taking small groups to enable a friendly but professional approach enabling students to gain the most from the practical learning tasks. You are also supported with a comprehensive online resource package including videos, diagrams, quizzes and handout material.
The 6 unit course takes approximately a year to complete combining theory and practical sessions covering assessment, massage, stretching and mobilisation techniques that will improve an animal’s suppleness and capabilities, aid in rehabilitation from injury and help to maintain or improve performance and wellbeing in life.
2023/24 intake starts this September and the practical dates will be Saturdays for the Equine group and Sundays for the Canine group.
This is a Level 4 Diploma Canine and Equine Merishia Massage course approved for further education accredited with NCFE (Ofqual regulated)
LGS provides a wonderful learning experience and the opportunity to work with their beautiful herd of horses and our gorgeous pack of dogs on the Devon/ Somerset border while you gain your qualification.
For more information or to book email:
EQUINE GUT & COLIC
Saturday 16 September 2023
This is a 6.5 hour CPD day in Somerset, provided by Rebeccah Baylis from LGS, Clive Ponsford & Kate Blackmore
A theory day packed full of information about the health of the Equine Gut.
We look at feeds, what's in feed, what feed does & what matters. We look at gut dysbiosis, gut conditions & how to maintain a healthy gut.
We look at environmental impact & how we can help our horses live a better life for their gut health
This day is full of information and is aimed at Horse owners and Therapists. £100 per student
EQUINE DENTISTRY & HEAD DISSECTION
This 7 hour CPD day in Somerset is provided by Rebeccah Baylis with Vet: Stuart Altoft
SEPTEMBER 2023 Date TBC
Dental care is crucial for the horse, but many owners are still unaware of how important.
This full theory day explores Dental Anatomy, dental disease & issues that as Equine therapists we may come across during day to day practice.
Having a basic knowledge on how the horses' teeth grow, develop & wear along with behaviour signs that can be linked to potential dental issues is vital for the therapists treating the horse.
Some signs that could be due to dental problems:
Being head shy
“Naughtiness” when being ridden
Headshaking when being ridden or when eating
Long stems of fibre in droppings
- Extension of the head and neck
- Nasal discharge with bits of food in it or saliva
- Increased heart rate
In the afternoon you will have an opportunity to dissect the head!
£100 per student
Please email to book using the button below!
WHOLE HORSE DISSECTION
The Equine Whole Horse Dissection course is run twice a year. The next will take place in October 2023 - book your space quickly, this is a well subscribed course with limited places available!
Equine Whole Horse Dissection
This 21 hour CPD 2 day course in Somerset is provided by Rebeccah Baylis from LGS & Louise Mauferon-Vernet
This is a 3 day full practical weekend, exploring the horse anatomy, soft tissue, tendons, ligaments with a focus on Visceral organs.
The first 2 days are full on & not for the squeamish. The final day is spent working with live horses the techniques learnt from the weekend.
The course is interactive & you will have a chance to explore & discuss the body of the horse.
This course is for non squeamish therapists
£600 per student
EQUINE POLE WORKSHOP JUNE 2024
This 7 hour CPD day in Somerset is provided by Rebeccah Baylis & Trudi Dempsey
This is a full theory & practical day looking at how pole work can support the ridden equine along side rehabilitation, strengthening & training.
Trudi: As a gymnastic dressage coach & behaviour consultant Trudi uses poles in a wide range of situations. Pole work supports balance, proprioception, coordination & flexibility but there is an often missed extra when pole work is trained with behaviour in mind.
Introduced carefully & systematically, pole work training creates confidence & trust in the handler/rider.
Trudi promotes the idea of horses learning to be responsible for their own balance without the need for any rope or rein pressure.
During the workshop we will look at:
• Basic learning theory for rein/rope handling skills
• How to position yourself to support your horse when working on the ground
• Simple exercises for balance
• Introducing bend & flexion
• Poles in series to benefit rhythm & regularity
• Proprioception exercises
• Pole box exercises in preparation for lateral work
From a Therapist eye we will:
Look at In-hand exercises for developing proprioception & straightness.
Long reining for core strength & improved flexibility.
Ridden exercises to develop core strength & flexibility, given in walk to enable the equine therapist to provide onsite help, plus recommendations for faster paces as after care strengthening.
We will specifically target muscle groups according to the needs of the horse, along with general core strengthening & postural correctness of the horse.
The aim is to build balance, stability, enhance flexibility & coordination in the ridden equine as part of their education process. This is also valuable for re-educating post injury or for fitness training.
This course is for anyone interested in rehabilitation & training in the ridden equine.
£60 per rider/horse (spaces are limited)
£100 per attendee (£100 per person)
EQUINE PODIATRY DAY
This 7 hour CPD day in Somerset is provided by Rebeccah Baylis from LGS & Barefoot Trimmer: Clive Ponsford
Discovering the Equine foot, you can not have a healthy horse with unhealthy feet.
The foot is intimately & inextricably part of the whole horse.
In this course we look at why the foot is that shape & look at hoof function.
What makes a healthy & unhealthy foot?
How as therapists we can look at the foot & learn what is a healthy foot & how it will impact the whole horse, we will learn about the unhealthy foot & how that can lead to body compensation issues.
Good & bad Laminae
The important role of soft tissue
Osteitis, Laminitis & more.
Midge Bailey is offering a detailed introduction to equine breeding & reproduction anatomy.
This home study CPD covers everything from structural reproductive anatomy to weaning foals & is an invaluable insight into the whole of the breeding year.
Not just relevant to those involved with stud horses as many elite performance horses are now also juggling stud & competitive careers whilst at their commercial peak.
Gaining an understanding of how those horses have been produced & managed has never been more relevant to the therapist and has a massive impact in helping us to help them achieve at their very best.
The CPD also includes a detailed section on bio-security which is clearly right on topic at this particular time but also has huge relevance to therapists out & about visiting multiple clients & yards.
A two part home study 8 hour CPD at £30 per part or £50 for both
Please email to book:
FUTURE CPD & TALKS FROM LGS
Offering a range of talks to local riding clubs, pony clubs & like minded animal folk, LGS also offer training for therapists covering a range of CPD subjects.
More Equine & Canine Owner & CPD planning is well under way for 2023 covering the following topics:
Please get in touch to book your place
- Canine Skills Day for therapists
- Equine common conditions
- Canine Core & Proprioception training
- Spring & Summer Forage walks
- Canine workshops for owners
- Equine workshops for owners
**Current C19 Regulations will Apply**