Diploma in Equine Healing


The Equine Diploma has plenty of practical healing experience and in-depth theory, working with a variety of different horses and ponies in rehabilitation, livery, competition, rescue, riding school and stud duties.

The Equine Diploma is studied for six months part-time spread over two modules, total nine days with plenty of practical healing experience and in-depth theory, working with a variety of different horses and ponies from many different backgrounds.

Modules one and two: Emma Farrow-Bartlett will be teaching anatomy, physiology, common ailments, conformation and first aid. Elizabeth Whiter and students will be working at a variety of equestrian facilities conducting in-depth practical equine healing sessions at facilities such as Moorcroft Racehorse Rehabilitation centre, PlumptonEquineCollege, and the RSPCA with police rescue cases.  In addition, there will be opportunities to hone equine healing skills at a top riding establishment and a competition yard and Andalucía stud.

Prerequisite to join the Equine Diploma: Students who wish to attend the Diploma in Equine Healing need to have completed modules one to three of the Diploma in Animal Healing. This is crucial to give the equine student a solid grounding in healing experiences and the expertise necessary to fully appreciate the healer relationship with equines and their guardians.

Length of course: six months part time run yearly Spring/Summer in the South Downs National Park Sussex

To be eligible to graduate from the Diploma in Equine Healing students have to achieve the following: Attendance of two four day equine teaching modules, first aid day, six equine case studies, six assignments on common equine conditions, completed student log book, practical healing assessments on equines and handler report forms, open revision equine exam paper and attendance of local healing support groups set up to support students and practitioners.

Module one – 8th  – 11th March 2018
Module two – 7th – 10th June 2018
Module three – 23rd – 27th August 2018

This is a fun and rewarding course which requires compassion, love, understanding and stamina. Total course time 190 hrs

Principal Tutor: Elizabeth Whiter MHAO MNFSH IIZ ITEC Dip.WSA

Tutor: Emma Farrow-Bartlett VN. DipAS

Examiner: Jeannie Billington M.A. B.Ed Honours, Director of the Post-graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCHE) at South Bank University,  OU Lecturer, Head teacher, external moderator and examiner for numerous exam boards, Member of the General Council of the Association of Teachers, Ofsted inspector.

For enquiries and a copy of the 2018 prospectus and application form, please telephone Elizabeth Whiter on 01273 891472 or contact us here


Fantastic course, very comprehensive, clearly taught and easy to understand. The course notes are in depth and have very useful accompanying photographs and diagrams. I now feel much better prepared to extend my animal healing to equines. Thank you! Katherine

Oh my, where to start. When I was taking the Diploma in Animal Healing I knew I wanted to add the Equine module as well. Absolutely fantastic!
The course material was amazing… great printed material and presentations… solid information from top sources. I have learned so much. Thank you! Sue

The quality of this module has been extremely high. The written content is well researched and presented in a clear and informative format. It has been fantastic to work with Liz’s three horses, Wow, Betty and Dancer as they are wonderful confidence givers. The practical element of the module has taken place at the most fantastic locations. We were privileged to visit a wonderful riding establishment called St Bedes. I was able to work with two beautiful horses utilising Liz’s wonderful teaching. This was the highlight of the module for me. We also worked at a lovely D. I. Y livery yard which was also a very rewarding experience. Working with our noble, beautiful equine friends has been the most wonderful experience for me! Jo

Wow! What an amazing 4 days! The final 4-day module of the Equine Healing diploma was absolutely inspiring. Elizabeth Whiter had put in so much of her own energy and thought into the course work, the meditations, and the practical work. It was a privilege to work with so many wonderful animals, and I feel nothing can beat the level of practical experience and insight obtained with Liz’s face to face courses. Dr Alison Grimston