Technical School for Osteopathic Equine Therapy

image07Equine physiotherapists/osteopaths help when the body of a horse is out of balance by using various techniques on the bone structure and the muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Characteristic of the work done by Barbara Welter-Boeller at her facility is the appreciative, respectful treatment of animals. In the training she puts great emphasis on practical training. The facility has 50 – 60 horses for practical exercises, so that no one horse is over-exerted. The diversity in their breed, age and use, allows a demonstration of a wide range of practical problems which are treated as case studies.

Course modules are available for five days at a time of intensive work. All lecturers of the college are experienced riders, and thus can accurately explain the biomechanics of equine problems.
Elimination of causes and symptoms is discussed, as well as stabilization through targeted training to relieve the horse.

Veterinarians and Human physiotherapists can have this professional development and education recognized by the FN. Barbara Welter-Boeller began working with Saddlefit 4 Life in 2010 and has had Jochen Schleese appear several times annually at various venues throughout Germany to integrate his curriculum into the courses offered to the osteopaths. Several of the Saddle Ergonomists working in Europe have successfully completed their certification at the school and added the designation to their credentials.

http://www.welter-boeller.de/fachschule-pferdetherapie/

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Jochen saved my horse - even the vet school couldn’t provide an explanation of his symptoms. Understanding how the horse dictates saddle fit added a whole new dimension to my practice and helped countless clients and their horses. Passion for true horsemanship brings us all together. Thank you to Jochen Schleese.  Jochen saved my horse’s career, and in doing so, shaped mine.  Even the vet school couldn’t provide an explanation of his symptoms. Understanding how the horse dictates saddle fit added a whole new dimension to my practice and helped countless clients and their horses.   The saddle fitting material in my book “Recognizing the Horse in Pain and What You Can Do About It” is largely due to your years of experience and passion for teaching. Passion for true horsemanship brings us all together.” My post-graduation experience of seeing numerous records filled with refills for steroids and antibiotics or frequent, needless joint injections soon left me desperately searching for a better way to practice. The ensuing experience (meeting with Certified Master Saddler Jochen Schleese) changed my life, and subsequently changed the lives of the horses I’ve been able to work with. When I met Jochen Schleese, the founder of Saddlefit 4 Life® and listened to his in-depth explanation of how saddle fit affects the horse, I had a revelation. Here was someone who could put all the pieces together for me with compassionate understanding for the horse. I will admit, when I understood how much pain I had caused my horse, and how he had continued to try to do his job for me in the face of that pain, I cried uncontrollably. Now I was armed with something different in making the decision – the knowledge of my horse’s anatomy, how it dictated proper saddle fit...and an option to correct his problems and continue to enjoy riding my horse knowing he is free of pain.”   Recognizing the Horse in Pain and What You Can Do About it - Video Icon for Website How to Use Thermography

— Joanna Robson DVM, CVSMT, CMP, CVA and Owner of Inspiritus Equine

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