Welcome to Western Montana School of Horse Massage

Established 1999 . . .

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.  

Formost, this school's teaching philosophy is based on Quantum Physics and Metaphysics - akin to the popular movies The Secret and What The Bleep Do We Know.  WHSHM  is located in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of the Rocky Mountains in Western Montana.

2019 Class Schedule

Level I - Horse Massage

7 - Day Group Classes

Tuition - $1,395​

Mar  23- 29         Jul   20 - 26

Apr 20 - 26          Aug 17 - 23

May 18 - 24         Sept 21 - 27

Jun  22 - 28         Oct   19 - 25

Level I-Horse Massage . . .

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.