The Western Montana School of Horse Massage (WMSHM) has been a cornerstone of the alternative therapy community of horses for close to two decades. As the owner and instructor of WMSHM, Coreen Kelly has trained and certified over 3,500 students in both Western and Traditional Chinese massage methodology.
Level I - Horse Massage
7 - Day Group Classes
Tuition - $1,395
Mar -------- Jul 18 - 24
Apr 18-24 Aug 22 - 28
May 23 - 29 Sept 19 - 25
Jun 20 - 26 Oct 17 - 23
WMSHM's Level I - Horse Massage is a 7-day course. This is a group class with a total enrollment of only 4 students with a tuition fee of $1,395. Private classes are also available for the student with little or no prior horse experience or better served for learning purposes to attend privately - for a slightly higher tuition fee.
The first 2 days of this course are profession specific in-hand horsemanship, learning how to help the horse to stand quietly while being massaged. This is a mandatory segment. The rest of the week is spent studying horse anatomy & physiology of 27 primary muscles and functions., the massage sequence, business practices with horsemanship as a secondary focus.
The final day of the week is a final exam day with 2 written exams and 2 practical exams. The final practical is, of course, the student massaging a full horse on their own - demonstrating their understanding and application of the material as presented by their instructor, Coreen. Upon successful completion of their exams, the student will receive a certificate of completion from this facility.