Massage for Horses
A Day Course for Horse Owners
with Gillian Higgins

Thursday 8th July (FULL)

Friday 9th July 2021 (FULL)

Wavendon Grange, Lawn Lane, Old Dalby, Leicestershire, LE14 3LW

massage for horses course for horse owners

If you wish to be added to the waiting list or register your interest for our next massage course please email

This practical day course focuses on massage techniques you can do with your horse.

Massage can be used to maintain suppleness and flexibility, promote physical and mental relaxation and reduce muscle tension and stiffness.


Massage is an excellent way to develop a stronger bond between horse and handler.


Get ideas for massage routines for maintaining health and mobility with older horses, preparing your horse for competition and regular maintenance massage for general muscular health and reducing the risk of injury.


There will be plenty of hands on participation. You will have the opportunity to practise the massage techniques on different horses with Gillian present. You do not need to bring your own horse.


09.00:    Welcome and Coffee

09.30:    Principles of Massage - Theory Session

11.00:      Break

11.30:      Massage Techniques - Practical Session

12.30:     Lunch

13.15:      Massage Techniques - Practical Session

14.30:     Break

15.00:     Massage Routines - Practical Session

16.00:     Discussion

16.30:     Close


You do not need to bring your

own horse for this course.

Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be available throughout the day

Please bring your own packed lunch

Limited to 12 places only


Course Price



If you wish to be added to the waiting list or register your interest for our next massage course please email

Course Leader




Gillian is an equine anatomist, biomechanist, BHS Senior Coach, professional Sports and Remedial Therapist and author with a first class honours degree in Equine Science and Business Management.


Gillian is well known for her dynamic and engaging presentation style, approachable manner and ability to make sometimes difficult subjects seem easy, useful and relevant.

With a passion for equine massage and with the welfare and comfort of the horse in mind, she has given massage workshops all over the world.

Gillian Higgins massage therapist, massage for horse owner courses

Gillian has studied a variety of equine and human modalities both traditional and holistic.


As well as conventional training, Gillian has studied Equine Therapies in America, France, Germany and Sweden and is committed to giving our equine partners the best possible levels of care and consideration.


She specialises in assessing the musculoskeletal systems and designing exercise programmes for improving posture and performances as well as assessing and addressing individual horses’ weaknesses. 


Gillian works with horses from all disciplines and levels from leisure to Olympic and is a member of the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners and the Equine Sports Massage Association.

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