Testimonials

This summer changed the way I look at all the animals/humans around us and how much we can heal others just through touch.  This summer was the best summer of my life and I’m so thankful for you and for all the students from the group.
Hannah C., Georgia

Sara’s program for Equine Massage and Bodywork is so very valuable to me. I searched through many programs, finding her curriculum extensive and thorough. I am a licensed massage therapist for people, having studied and practiced for 10 years Saras program matched any continuing education Ive had in those years if not having gone above and beyond my expectations. Her co- instructors were carefully selected for their expertise in equine health, wellness, and movement as well as for their obvious passion for the animals. I am now a successful practitioner of equine massage and bodywork in Montana, not only being able to create change in horses but also speak with knowledge and confidence about the benefits of massage and bodywork, educating horse owners in my community. Thank you, Sara, for providing such a wonderful program!” – Patricia W., LMT, CEMT

As an established equine professional of some years from England I chose to train with Prairie Winds AEMB. I was already well aware of the huge benefits alternative therapies held for my own horses and I now wanted to be more hands on for them and the horses that came into my care. I came across Prairie Winds. Boasting access to a spectacular panel of teachers from various equestrian professions, such as vets, farriers, master saddlers, and headed by Sara Stenson, a master bodyworker for both humans and equines.”
“I wasn’t disappointed, the course was everything I needed and more! When it came time to leave I didn’t want to go. I went away equipped to set up my own business and to keep on learning. Everything I learned set me on the road to becoming a successful equine bodyworker.”
If you want comprehensive training that teaches you to think outside the box you can’t do better than studying with Sara and Michael and their team!”
Colleen B., CEMT, Simply Supple Equine Bodywork, CO

When I decided I wanted to be an equine massage therapist, I did a lot of searching for the best school. Prairie Winds definitely stood out to me with its hands on instruction, saddle fitting courses, length of schooling and so much more. With so many other equine bodywork courses out there, The Art of Equine Massage and Bodywork offered a lifelong trade, not just a certificate of accomplishment.”
Sara and Michael are wonderful teachers and really imparted on me a special gift. Equine massage has given me a different outlook on life and given me the opportunity to help so many horses and their owners. I enjoyed every minute of AEMB and would encourage anyone thinking about attending to do it!”

AEMB taught me how to listen. Listen with my hands and listen with my mind. Every body, whether human, horse or canine, has a story. To change the outcome means you must listen and follow the feel. There is no magic, no secret, just putting your hands on a body and listening to what it needs then facilitating the change that results in better movement, comfort and natural correctness. What does that mean for the rider? A better ride. A more successful ride. An injury-free horse that can get the job done day after day.”

The curriculum is unique at AEMB, teaching how to feel, to ask, to follownot just to manipulate. There is no pre-set protocol used on each horse. Each horse needs something unique and individual. Thats why listening is so important.
AEMB doesnt just teach anatomy and theory. You learn by putting your hands on many different horses every day. You have to actually touch and feel many different bodies. Its a lifelong learning process. Its a fascinating and rewarding work.” – Erica

 “As a graduate of Prairie Winds, AEMB in October of 2004, I was pleased with the curriculum. The students that complete the education receive a wide variety of education and are given the opportunity to develop their skills as an Equine Bodyworker. I can say thanks to the outstanding teachers and the knowledge that they passed on to me, that they did a great job in equipping me to succeed in a challenging equine profession. To me that’s the most important key to education is preparing the student so they are set up for success and that’s exactly what AEMB did for me. They provided me with the necessary tools to confidently work with every horse. I highly recommend this school to anyone who is considering entering into the Equine Bodywork field.” – Shawna G., North Dakota