Equine CPD Workshops

To be held at TOCES’ new purpose built Education Centre, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

These interactive and hands-on workshops are ideal for:

  • Students completing any of TOCES’ equine anatomy and physiology, therapy or biomechanics programmes
  • Equine therapists wishing to undertake CPD
  • Tack shop personnel
  • Riding instructors/coaches
  • Yard managers
  • Horse owners wishing to update their knowledge

Both TOCES students and non-students are welcome to attend.  Delegates may attend the workshop in full, or for individual days.

CPD certificates awarded upon completion.

Day 1:  Equine Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Dentition Workshop

Date:                     Monday 6th January 2020

Session 1:            Equine Anatomy and Physiology:  Equine musculoskeletal anatomy – middle layer muscles.  Includes practical labelling session.

Time:                    10.30am – 1.15pm

Presenter/Lecturer:       Yasmin Stuart Equine Physiotherapist

Session 2:            Equine Dentition.  Dental structure and function, effects of dental problems on equine health and welfare.

Time:                    2.00pm – 5.00pm

Presenter/Lecturer:       Ben Portus BSc (Hons) BVSc CertAVP(ED) MRCVS

Day 2:  Saddle, Bit and Bridle Fitting Workshop

Date:                     Tuesday 7th January 2020

Presenter/Lecturer:  Georgie Welgh

Georgie is the founder and director of the Master Saddle Fitters International – an organisation that travels the globe providing education on saddle fit. She works closely with many vets and trainers, biomechanics experts, body workers, rider biomechanics specialists, dentists, farriers and many other professionals, to develop and deepen her knowledge. She advises on two professional boards that oversee qualifications teaching new and developing saddle fitters.

Session 1:            Bridle and Bit Fitting.  Principles of correct bridle/bit fitting. Classroom based and practical.  Bridle fit on static horses and the facial structures important whilst fitting a bridle.

Session 2:            Principles of Correct Saddle Fitting.  Problems associated with poor saddle fit. Classroom based, looking at materials used to make saddles, saddle manufacture, discipline specific, conformation specific needs for individual horses.

Session 3:            Practical Saddle Fitting.  Practical session, methods for fitting saddles; evaluate the fit of saddles on the static and dynamic horse.  Saddle fit profiling to achieve optimum static fit, how this transfers to the moving horse.

Day 3:  Equine Biomechanics Workshop

Date:                   Wednesday 8th January 2020

Session 1:            Introduction to limb mechanics.  Principles of farriery techniques.

Time:                   9.00am – 1.00pm

Presenter/Lecturer:       Yasmin Stuart Equine Physiotherapist

Session 2:            Identify soundness and unsoundness/gait abnormalities; normal gait patterns.                                       Video analysis session.

Time:                     1.45pm – 4.30pm

Presenter/Lecturer:        Yasmin Stuart Equine Physiotherapist

Day 4:  Equine Veterinary Management Workshop

Date:                     Thursday 9th January

Session 1:              Wound healing; topical wound treatments, wound dressings.

Time:                    9.00am – 10.30am

Presenter/Lecturer:       Emma Rees BSc (Hons), RVN

Session 2:            Practical application of a range of dressings and bandages; problems caused by incorrectly applied bandages.

Time:                    10.45am – 12.30pm

Presenter/Lecturer:       Emma Rees BSc (Hons), RVN

Session 3:            Equine Musculoskeletal Anatomy.  Skeletal and muscular landmarks.

Time:                    1.15pm – 4.30pm

Presenter/Lecturer:       Yasmin Stuart Equine Physiotherapist


The workshop is to be offered on a first come, first serve basis. We are anticipating a high volume of interest so early registration is essential.


Please book your place here.


Fees (PayPal links):

Full workshop (4 days): TOCES student £276

Full workshop (4 days): non-TOCES student £310

Single day 6th January: TOCES student £70

Single day 6th January: non-TOCES student £80

Single day 7th, 8th or 9th January: TOCES student £85

Single day 7th, 8th or 9th January: non-TOCES student £95


Click link for further information and booking form or email Julie Brega on julie.brega@equinestudies.co.uk

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