Equine Anatomy and Physiology
As Applied to Equine Massage and Alternative Therapies
This is only an introduction to basic equine anatomy and physiology as it applies to equine massage and
alternative equine therapies. The complete subject of anatomy and physiology is too broad to be covered on this
This section will be discussing the basics of equine anatomy and physiology to help you become familiar with
what is going on inside your horse's body. Understanding the basics of your horse's anatomy will help you to
understand how equine massage and alternative therapies affect your horse.
These topics include:
If you wish to learn more, there are lots of good books about equine anatomy and physiology that you may
want to refer to that go more in depth. If you would like to, you may choose from the books listed below, or
use the search function to find exactly what you are looking for.
I have also drawn some Equine Anatomy Charts
(Equine Muscle Charts and an Equine Skeletal Chart) for
you to learn what a horse's internal structure looks like.
Information presented is for educational purposes only and is not intended
to replace professional opinions or recommendations.
Consult your veterinarian for advice about any medical condition or
treatment needed for your horse
Click on Horse to
go to Anatomy Charts