Level Two Training Module
With a solid base of knowledge in place after completing the entry-level training, we move into the amazing expanse of the horse’s connective tissue structure and develop an understanding of the concepts of Structural Integration.
A respectable understanding of anatomy and physiology is necessary in understanding the dynamics that take place within the organism as stressors are introduced or removed and how that affects change in the structure. An introduction to anatomy and physiology will be included in this module but it will be helpful for students interested in this program to get a head start in these subjects prior to the training.
Hands-on work with horses will initiate the confidence building necessary for establishing a rapport and opening up lines of communication between you and the horses you are working with. The students’ tissue palpation skills will be developed in this module, as this is an absolute necessity in performing this type of work. The more you work with the horse, the easier the work will become. Always remember that this work is a team effort, it’s you “and” the horse!
After completing the Level Two classroom training, students will be required to complete numerous homework assignments designed to increase their horse handling abilities, touch sensitivities, and general knowledge of the work before attending the Level Three Training Module.
As mentioned earlier, each training module includes instruction on proper horse handling procedures that create and maintain a safe working environment.