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EQ810: Foundations of Equine Acupressure – Level 2

Date: October 18th-21st, 2023 Woodbine, Maryland
Cost: $995
Duration: 4 days


This course is designed for those individuals who have already participated in the EQ800: Foundations of Equine Acupressure – Level 1 class.

In Level II, we’ll take a deeper dive into the theory and practice of Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) for horses. This allows students to bring a more comprehensive understanding of CCM to bodywork sessions. Discussion of theoretical topics will be alternated with loads of hands-on time with the horses and discussion of live cases.

Completion of the EQ800 and EQ810 (including externships) will prepare bodyworkers to seamlessly integrate acupressure and Classical Chinese Medicine into an existing equine bodywork practice. These skills will also benefit any equine professional from vets and vet techs to trainers, farriers, and riders. All students will walk away with a thorough foundation in the techniques and approaches that have benefitted horses in East Asia for thousands of years.

The Level 1 and Level 2 classes are designed to be taken back-to-back or may be taken separately.

This course runs from 9:00am-5:00pm daily with 30 minutes for lunch and 2.5 hours of evening studies. 


  • The pathways and functions of the 12 organs and meridians
  • How each meridian influences movement, wellness, and performance
  • Additional acupoints for your toolbox
  • Acupoint and lifestyle strategies to address meridian imbalances
  • Five Element Theory approaches to customize bodywork sessions to the unique needs of the individual horse


Completion of EQ800: Foundations of Equine Acupressure – Level 1 is required before moving on to Level II.

While Level I externships do not have to be completed, the student should be comfortable with the material covered in the Level I course. Students of all levels are invited to take this course.

The Level 1 and Level 2 classes are designed to be taken back-to-back or may be taken separately.

Required Materials

Required Materials (included in course tuition):
Course Workbook
Course Handouts
Post-Course Live Online Meeting

Externship (included in tuition):
Externship Grading


Susan Tenney, CMT, EEBW

Susan Tenney works internationally as a teacher, writer and practitioner of Shiatsu and Five Element Acupressure for animals. She received her human massage certification from the Shiatsu Institute of San Francisco in 1994. She followed up her human shiatsu training with the study of animal massage and acupressure, Classical Oriental medical theory and animal anatomy. In her work in the past three decades, Susan has blended massage, acupressure, stretching, movement exercises, and lifestyle modifications to improve health and performance for horses and small animals. She has also worked passionately in the realm of educating animal lovers how they can perform safe and simple bodywork on their own animals.

As a journalist, Susan wrote “Acupressure in Action,” a regular column for the award-winning “Whole Horse Journal” from 1996 to 1998. In North America her writing has been featured in numerous publications including Equine Wellness, Natural Horse, and Holistic Horse magazines. In Europe her work and her writing has also been featured widely including publication in the German language magazines Pegasus, Kavallo and the German edition of the Tteam magazine and several French publications. Her writing and teaching have grown to include an active social media presence where her popular Point Of the Week (P.O.W.!) posts on Facebook and Instagram are referred to and shared regularly by animal lovers and professionals alike.

In 2002 Susan completed her book Practical Acupressure, Basic Acupressure for Horses. The German edition of this book was published in hardcover by Rio Verlag in 2010.Through her website she also offers a growing line of laminated charts on acupressure and Shiatsu for dogs and horses.

An enthusiastic teacher and lecturer, Susan has offered lively clinics for animal owners and professionals in Europe, Canada, and the U.S since 1995. She expanded her offerings to include online learning in 2011. Her students now number in the thousands and students have come from over 25 countries. Her friendly, engaging, and encouraging teaching style has inspired many students to work successfully as professionals in the field of animal bodywork.


A $300 deposit is required to hold your spot in a course – the remainder of the tuition is due at least 30 days prior to the course start date. The $300 deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable, and is credited to the total tuition for the course. Confirmation letters, course outlines, required pre-study (if applicable), directions and lodging options will be sent when the $300 deposit has been received.

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