Anatomy of Equine Bodywork – The Equinology® Approach

Equine Bodywork Techniques THE Reference Book for Professionals and Owners Many books address anatomy, and many books discuss bodywork, but few combine both of these essentials at this level of expertise. “Packed with illustrations and painted horse photographs to guide you through every step”

Equinology® Equine Anatomy App

We have developed an app that supports the book for learning purposes! You can review the book plates on your device and then self-test your anatomy knowledge. Apps are purchased directly from the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store and play on your Android phone/notepad or your iPhone/iPad. (App not intended for laptop/computer use.) The app is available globally and the price is $15.99USD. Please note that Google and iTunes add on the tax that they are required to collect for non-USA countries.

20 years of photographs depicting the painted horse by Debranne is scattered throughout this book.


There are so many books out there what makes this different than the others?

The problem isn’t in ‘finding’ information these days, rather finding information you can trust, use and easily learn from. It’s a rare combination. And yet here it is from Master Equine Body Worker and Equinology CEO, Debranne Pattillo.

How is the anatomy presented in this book?

Leading medical illustrators specifically Laurie O’Keefe, Celia Strain (Equus Magazine Director) and Rachael Walker of Dragon Walker Studios combined their efforts to present fresh illustrations for you. Dr. Peter Flood, veterinarian and anatomy professor, spent several years working with Debranne to rewrite muscle location, function, innervation, structure and common issues presented with dysfunction.

What else will this book provide and how will it support my learning process?

To truly enhance your relationship with horses as a professional and an owner you need a lot more than a big heart. You need knowledge. Because alongside knowledge comes the next level of care – the one where you make decisions that are closer to the ones horses would make for themselves. Suddenly you can provide… More comfort. More happiness. More ease. More freedom of movement. Better health. This book has been given a thumbs up by veterinarians and specialists devoted to the sport horse such as Dr. Kerry Ridgway, Dr. Claudia Sonders, Manolo and Kate Mendez of Equestrian La Mancha, Australia, numerous successful equine body workers and riders of various disciplines who understand what it takes to keep an athlete going comfortably and even more importantly, happy.
  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology by Dr. Kalyani Premkumar, MBBS, MD, MSc (Med Ed), PhD.
  • Individual Sports and Riding Disciplines Issues by Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW
  • The Skeletal Muscular System of the Horse by Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW
  • Equine Movement and Understanding Gaits by Dr. Peter Flood, DVM with Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW
  • Equine Movement and Understanding Gaits by Dr. Peter Flood, DVM with Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW
  • The Skeletal System by Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW
  • Surface Anatomy and Landmarks; palpate like a pro! By Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW
  • Neurological Diseases by Dr. Nicole Rombach, APM, MEEBW, CCBW, MSc., PhD…and MUCH MORE!
    Congratulations Debranne on writing THE book on equine anatomy and bodywork. At seven hundred pages, this book is thorough, clearly written and beautifully illustrated and is bound to become an essential resource for equine wellness professionals, trainers and riders. This book shows the same standard of excellence we have seen in the Equinology courses and Painted Horse demonstrations we have hosted over the years and we have no doubt that is is going become a best seller. Finally, we are proud to have the handsome Clint Eastwood featured on the cover, you truly are an artist besides being a gifted teacher and equine anatomist.
    Manolo and Kate Mendez

    Equestrian La Mancha

    Debranne has the mind of a researcher and an anatomist — this passion, combined with her years of experience and expertise in the field, makes the information she presents exceptionally accurate and insightful. Because of its hands-on practicality, and its in-depth look into the anatomy of the horse, this text operates on a much deeper level than much of the literature available on similar topics. Many books address anatomy, and many books discuss bodywork, but few combine both of these essentials at this level of expertise. Another unique element of this work is that it presents a synthesis of experience and knowledge from top practitioners in the field of equine wellness, making it a comprehensive resource, collecting the thinking and best practices of some of the best minds on the subject. Those of us who have followed Debranne’s work for years are anxiously awaiting the publication of this comprehensive discussion of the horse.
    Sarah Miles, EEBW III

    It’s a brilliant refreshment of the usual EEBW teaching tool. I truly loved all the new visual contributions: learning and reviewing will be easy and straight-forward for students, instructors and pros from now on! (I speak as a mixed visual/kinesthetic learner, but I think that the subject we teach will benefit so much from the actual layout of this Manual). I liked and found extra useful also the big amount of web references spread around the text – it’s very nice to provide students and readers with good and reliable online bibliography. Last but not the least I think that the chapter on the EBW Combinations is something that really completes the puzzle and fulfills the needs of students and experienced therapists in order to quickly and efficiently set up area-related and issue-related protocols.
    Dr. Mila Speciani