Elective Courses

Essential Oils and Acupressure for Equines (Online Elective)
  • Essential Oils and Acupressure for Equines (Online Elective)
  • This course introduces you to the world of essential oils and aromatherapy, and enables you to use essential oils along with acupressure to restore energetic balance to your horse. The course covers the history of essential oils, in-depth information on the botany of over 25 selected Essential Oil plants, including their actions, conditions, and cautions. You are guided through how to offer oils as aromatherapy to your horse, and how to use the combination of oils and acupressure to your horse‚Äôs best benefit. Ten specific condition acupressure charts and corresponding oils are also provided. A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs or 16 CE hours is available upon completion. This course has been approved by the NCBTMB for 16 CE hours.
  • Price: $225.00
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Horses in Motion - An Equine Perspective (Online Elective)
  • Horses in Motion - An Equine Perspective (Online Elective)
  • The approach to equine movement in this course is centered on the living horse and how he or she functions in his or her environment. Beginning with that environmental interface, the skin, we review the connective tissues, and then move through the body from head to tail, including the poll, neck, torso, hooves, and limbs; explore how the condition of certain organs can affect movement; and end with a basic survey of locomotion. Our orientation is from point if view of the horse. It considers how the body is designed to move, and how it senses and responds to stimuli, and copes with the demands of maintaining homeo-stasis, repair, and healing as well as the necessity to move from place to place.
  • Price: $275.00
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Small Animal Food Therapy (Online Elective)
  • Small Animal Food Therapy (Online Elective)
  • This course covers feeding dogs and cats in accord with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts of supporting good health and resolving health conditions such as skin issues, aging, gastrointestinal problems, and cancer. Dr. Stryeski presents how to select warming, cooling, and neutral foods in the context of the TCM theories of Yin and Yang, and the Five-Element Theory to address health issues. She delves into cooking methods, teaches how to select Chinese vegetables, and critiques commercial dog food labels. Small Animal Food Therapy offers tons of information about how to feed your dogs and cats. There's 12 Units, 4 Videos, and a Resource Section with Specific Recipes.
  • Price: $275.00
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Understanding Horse Types and Temperaments (Online Elective)
  • Understanding Horse Types and Temperaments (Online Elective)
  • Tallgrass Online Course by Madalyn Ward, DVM - Pioneer in the field of Holistic Veterinary Horse Care. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Five Element Theory and how to view a horse within this context. With this information horse owners can better understand their horse's personality and learn how best to work with him or her in training situations and health issues. Diet and exercise are key pieces to the complete care of horses,suggestions for nutrition and exercise are offered within the framework of each of the Five Elements. A Certificate of Completion for 30 LU's or 16 CE hours is available upon completion of the course and the 5 unit quizzes. This course will meet one elective requirement for participants enrolled in the Tallgrass Equine Practitioner Training Program.
  • Price: $225.00
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