Course Programme and Practitioner Route

Equine or Small Animal Acupressure Training Program

Welcome to Tallgrass Animal Acupressure UK.  We are glad you are interested in offering animals a balanced, healthy life - the animals will be happy, too!

When you register for the full Tallgrass Equine or Small Animal Acupressure Massage Program, there are two required Hands-On classes requiring your attendance for 6 days in total of pracitcal hands-on training. There is also the option to add to your skills for another 2 days of Advanced practical hands-on. There are 8 Online Courses available within the Program. This self-paced, and pay as you progress study program offers a self-directed program and a payment schedule that meets your needs.

Whether you are interested in taking care of your own horses, dogs, and cats or you are considering animal acupressure as a career, we look forward to sharing one of the most deceptively gentle, safe, non-invasive, and extremely powerful ancient healing arts that has been used for animals for 1000's of years.

Everyone can participate in any of the Tallgrass courses to learn what they want to learn about animal acupressure. For participants selecting to become trained animal acupressure practitioners we offer a 250-300 Hour Training Program.

Please review the following explanation of how a participant can effectively proceed in acquiring Practitioner Training. 

We are an approved provider by UK Rural Skills and we are registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRPN:10084756)

IRVAP Veterinary Physios 

Sequence of courses to become a Practitioner:

The following is how we believe it is best to proceed through the courses to receive the maximum learning benefit especially if you are wanting to become an Equine or Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner. 


Online No. 1 - Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Hands-on Level 1 - Foundation 2 Day Course (REQUIRED)
Introduction to Acupressure & Chinese Medicine - (Equine or Small Animal)

You may complete online courses 1-5 before taking any of the hands-on classes.


Online No 2 - Meridian Theory

Hands-on Level 2 - Intermediate 4 Day Course (REQUIRED)
Meridians & Specific Conditions (Equine or Small Animal) 

Online No. 3 - Introductions to Five Element Theory

Online No. 4 - Acupoint Classification

Online No. 5 - Acupoint Energetics & Landmark Anatomy (Equine or Small Animal)

Online No. 6 - Pathology (Equine or Canine)

Online No. 7 - Indicators & Assessment (Equine or Canine)

Online No. 8 - Practicum / Proficiency Verification / Case Studies (Equine or Small Animal) 


Hands-on Level 3 - Advanced 2 Day Course (OPTIONAL COURSE)
Tui Na: Chinese Meridian Massage Course (Equine or Small Animal) 



Complete the requirements for the first species.

Listed below are additional courses needed for dual certification for 2nd species:

Online No. 5 - Acupoint Energetics & Landmark Anatomy - Equine or Small Animal

Online No. 6 - Pathology - Equine or Small Animal

Online No. 7 - Indicators & Assessment - Equine or Small Animal

Online No. 8 - Practicum/Proficiency Verification - Equine or Small Animal

Hands-on Level 1 - Introduction to Animal Acupressure (2 day Hands On) - Equine or Small Animal (REQUIRED)

Hands-on Level 2 - Meridians & Specific Conditions (4 day Hands On) - Equine or Small Animal (REQUIRED)

and / or

Hands-on Level 3 - Tui Na Chinese Meridian Massage Course (Equine or Small Animal) - 2 Day course (OPTIONAL)

To download the current course syllabus please click here: Syllabus

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