BSET Academy Courses

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BSET 1: Equine Fundamentals

This is a course for the student looking to further their equine knowledge and riding skills.

13 January - 15 May 2020

27 July - 27 November 2020

Course Structure:

  • Preparation for the EQASA Modules 1 and 2, basic stable management, horse care and lunging.
  • Riding lessons and drills focussed on developing an independent seat and balance.
  • Natural horsemanship lessons with Mandy Hunt, founder of Ekwos Training and Development. Ekwos focuses on developing natural horsemanship techniques and the students’ awareness of equine behaviour.

Accommodation is provided at BSET Academy, please contact for further information and course fees.

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BSET 2: Equine Practices and Equine Transeva Technique (ETT™)

BSET 2 is for the student who would like to study the modality of ETT™ and become an ETT™ practitioner through learning the practical and theory of the Equine Transeva Technique.

BSET 2 consists of six trimesters over two years.

BSET 2 is both theory and practical.  Students receive extensive hands-on tuition with the W.G. Transeva and ETT techniques. Students receive riding instruction and develop riding skills to improve the equine athlete.  Students receive detailed and comprehensive equine tuition aimed at giving them the tools to start their own equine therapy career.

Specialised subjects are enhanced by lectures given by Veterinarians, Nutritionists, Dentists, Farriers and more.

Riding:  Each student will have one project horse. Project horses also fall into the RTI (Rider Transeva Integration) Project, where guided Transeva and Conditioning programs are used to assess progress or change in the horse.

Ekwos: Instruction is provided in natural horsemanship techniques, and their project horses are used for bonding time, equine understanding and skills and games to improve performance.

Body Work: A slightly more formal approach to equine body work and to myofascial treatment is considered.

Equine Transeva Technique: Students go out on their own to earn ETT hours, supervised and unsupervised.  The students will be doing an ETT theory and practical /oral exam

Lectures: Topics include feeding, nutrition, conformation, equine health, systems of the horse, anatomy, movement, biomechanics, investigating lameness and conditioning of the sport horse. Research: Oral and written presentation of research done in the field, will be guided in the format of case studies, with guided methodology and knowledge development.

Practical sessions: Shadowing (work experience) will be arranged with professionals in the field.  They will spend a day each shadowing a vet, a trainer at a working race yard through to race day at Scottsville, and a Thoroughbred pre-training yard. Informal dissections for exploration will be organized.  Lameness and Arrival Assessments will be organized to demonstrate methodology and skill set.

Outings to dressage/eventing and show jumping shows, race yards and tracks, studs, feed companies etc are an important part of the students learning experience and designed to give the students a better understanding of the equine industry


Guided externship after BSET 2 to satisfy the requirements of the ETT™ Association

Duration: 12+ months.
Dates: Individually organised
This course can be written after completion of BSET 2.  This course is done through correspondence.


Equine Studies • Equine Stretching • Equine Body Work • Psoas Group

27 (0)87 808 3456

PO Box 91, Howick, 3290