Equine Kinetic Myofascial Connections

1-Day Online Course for Professional Therapists

with Dr Vibeke Elbrønd

9-5pm Monday 12th April 2021



This one day online course will look at general and relevant fascial information. It will include an  overview of the anatomy of the Equine Myofascial Kinetic Lines, their function, movements and ”the symptoms of the lines”. Some testing will be presented.

In this course, kinetic myofascial lines in the horse (Elbrønd et Schultz, 2015) will be presented and explained in theory. The lines are inspired by the human lines dissected by Tomas Myers. Several of the lines span from top to toe and all the lines balance the body in standing and in motion. The myofascial kinetic lines are a brilliant tool by which to understand the mechanisms of compensation, motion, posture and treatment of the locomotive system in a multitude of animals including the horse.

"The fascial system envelops the entire body in a 3D network, which extends from the skin to deep into the body and into every single cell and cell nucleus; it completely  surrounds and links the entire skeleton and soft tissue structures. The functions of the fascia are numerous and range from the purely mechanical to a close collaboration and communication with the nervous system." Guimberteau and Armstrong

Morning Session

08.30:  Course Opens

08.55:  Introduction


09.00 - 09.50:

General information about fascia and fascia research – embryology, histology including endo-, peri – and epimysium – nomenclature – architecture - tensegrity – dissection methods.

10.00 - 10.45:

Equine myofascial kinetic lines – anatomical overview – rules etc. Presentation of three superficial lines:

  • Superficial Dorsal Line (SDL)

  • Superficial Ventral Line (SVL)

  • Lateral Line (LL)

11.00 - 11.50

Superficial lines – continued – their function and testing. Start on the Deep lines:

  • Deep Dorsal Line

  • Deep Ventral Line

Afternoon Session

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch Break

13.00 - 13.50:

The deep lines: Continued, their function and testing          


14.00 - 14.45:

Front limb lines, superficial and deep, function and testing. Start on the helical lines:

  • Functional Line (FL)

  • Spiral Line FL (SPL)

15.00 - 15.50:

Helical lines: continued, their function and testing


16.00 - 17.00:

Discussion, questions, and answers 

17.00: Close

Provisional Timetable



All participants must provide proof of professional equine therapy qualification.


Recommended Reading

Posture and Performance by Gillian Higgins


Tom Myers book: Anatomy Trains


Elbrønd V. S. and Schultz, R. M. (2015). Myofascia, the unexplored tissue: Myofascial kinetic lines in horses, a model for describing locomotion using comparative dissection studies derived from human lines.

How it Works

This online event will be hosted via zoom.

On the day before the event you will receive an email inviting you to register with zoom for the event - just follow the instructions!

We will open the webinar 30 minutes before it starts at 08.30 to give you plenty of time to log on.

This is a live event only and there will be no recording available afterwards.

Handouts are included and will be sent out the day before the event.

Certificates or participation will be emailed out after the event


Course Price


Equine Kinetic Myofascial 
Connections in the Horse
with Vibeke 


Course Leader


Vibeke Elbrønd

Vibeke Sødring Elbrønd
graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Copenhagen and has a PhD in Anatomy and Physiology. She is Associate Professor in Anatomy and Biochemistry at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Science.


In 2008 she completed an education in Veterinary Chiropractic and since then her research field is in biomechanics / functional anatomy with focus on the functionality and integrity of fascia.

CPD course for professional equine therapists with Dr Vibeke Elbrond

Vibeka has lectured at several conferences, courses and workshops on this topic. In 2007 she was certified by IVCA and in 2017 by IVAS.


She has also studied normalization techniques in animals using manual indirect and osteopathic based techniques.


Besides lecturing at the University Vibeka runs a small practice where she treats the locomotion system of dogs and horses using manual therapies such as chiropractic and fascia release as well as laser and acupuncture treatments.