Horse Temperament Typing class - $300

This class is being hosted by the Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM)


  • Acupressure

  • Massage - including maintenance, performance & rehabilitation

  • Bach Flower Essences

  • Tui Na

  • Fascial energetics, Myofascial release

  • Equine Myofascial Lines

  • Trigger points

  • Stress points

  • Equine Five Element Temperament Typing

  • Manual Ligament Therapy

  • Acupoints for Myofascial Units (Dr Ridgway)

  • Canine Osteopathy

  • Craniosacral Therapy

  • Animal Normalization Techniques

  • Equine Quantum Healing & Tui Na

  • Equi-tape

  • Equine Osteopathic Techniques





 Classes offered

Kim teaches Acupressure classes for the Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM)


Equine Foundation Acupressure Program


Small Animal Foundation Acupressure Program


Additionally she teaches a few Continuing Education classes which can be found below.



Horse Temperament Typing

Kim has studied Horse Temperament Typing extensively with Madalyn Ward, DVM and is a Master Horse Harmony Consultant. Learn more here or contact Kim directly to have your horse Temperament Typed.



 Services offered

Please note that the services offered are not a substitute for veterinary care.

Modalities offered

This online course is worth 10 hours of CE credit with NBCAAM, 5 of which are hands-on credit. There is an optional in person workshop worth 7 hands-on hours.​​ (CE-1358)

The equine fascial lines provide a way of understanding functional anatomy in relation to equine locomotion. Rather than looking at individual muscles, the fascial lines connect muscles, tendons and ligaments to form continuous lines within the horse's body.

Danish veterinarians Rikke Schultz and Vibeke Elbrond set out to see if the Fascial Lines discussed by Thomas Myers in his book, Anatomy Trains, also existed in horses. In 2015 they published a paper with their findings.

This course covers the 13 equine fascial lines as documented in dissections by Drs Schultz and Elbrond with anatomical drawings and explanations of the locations of each line. Movement or behavior issues that a horse might show when a line or lines are under tension are listed. Suggested techniques to test and isolate which line(s) are under the most tension are explained and suggestions of how to release the lines are provided.



New Class Offering - Equine Fascial Lines - $175

This class is being hosted by the Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM)


Integrative Canine or Feline bodywork - Each session combines the modalities listed on the right as appropriate.


Trip fee may apply for travel outside of Hood River County.

Bach Flower Essences for Animals - $147

Click here to enroll in the class

Flower essences are liquid extracts, made from the flowering part of a tree, bush or plant, which uniquely address emotional and mental aspects of wellness. The essence of each flower is captured by steeping it in water. 

The original 38 flower essences were formulated in the 1930's by a British doctor named Edward Bach. The need for these essences arose as he discovered that some of his patients in a diseased-state (while receiving the same care and medication) would get better and others would not. 

Looking for what was missing for this second type of patient, Dr. Bach came to the conclusion that there was an emotional component that was keeping them from fully healing. He determined that disease was the result of a conflict between a person's mind, body and soul.

Flower essences are completely non-toxic and have very little taste or smell. They work in a gentle manner to balance the emotional, behavioral and physical body.

In this class you will learn about each of the 38 Bach Flower Essences and how to use them with animals.

Integrative Equine bodywork - Each session combines the modalities listed on the right as appropriate.


Trip fee may apply for travel outside of Hood River County.

Interested in learning more about Horse Temperament Typing? Then we have a class for you!

There are many approaches to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but the Five-Element approach is unique in that it includes the idea that each of us, animal or human, represents a “constitutional type,” exhibiting certain physical and emotional traits that are specific to that type. Viewing the individual from this perspective can also be applied to horses, thus facilitating a better understanding of any given horse’s nature and needs. Madalyn Ward, DVM has created a variety of resources to help horse owners understand these personality types and provide for their individual needs.

This online course has been created to share information with you about the eleven Horse Temperament Types as explained by Madalyn Ward, DVM. Dr. Ward has been a pioneering voice in the field of holistic horse care for over two decades and she breaks new ground with the Horse Temperament Typing system. Her cutting edge casework now extends to helping horse lovers find their perfect equine match or better understand their current equine partner.

This online class is self-paced (you have 4 months to complete it) and it is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Horse Temperament Types. 

This class has been NBCAAM approved for 15 hours of continuing education credit.