Equine Positional Release Training

11 Casuarina St


South Australia, 5481

Email: zcs@protonmail.com

Mobile: +61 477 945 006

The Nature of the Horse

Equine Positional Release is a holistic system of health care incorporating the nature of the horse in all aspects of EPR treatment and training.


A Happy and Healthy Horse requires:

  • Being connected to a herd.
  • An active, stimulating  social environment.
  • A sense of safety.
  • Free ranging movement, with freedom to run.
  • Access to continuous, diverse grazing and browsing.
  • Access to clean fresh water.
  • Access to shelter.

EPR Program

The Equine Positional Release Practitioner Training Program is a professional qualification for people who want a career in equine health care.


For equine professionals, the EPR Practitioner Training Program provides an excellent opportunity to learn a non-force approach expand their skill set and meet continuing education requirements.

EPR Classes

Equine Positional Release classes are taught in a 4 day intensive format.


Classes teach the foundations of EPR theory and techniques, non force theory, holistic health theory, health and gait assessment, range of motion exercises, resistance techniques, postural exercises, functional human and equine anatomy and physiology.


Classes are held in the beautiful state of South Australia.

Professional Training

Equine Positional Release Internships are available for equine professionals, veterinary and holistic health care practitioners, osteopaths, chiropractors, bodywork therapists, hoof care experts, riders and trainers.


Internships provide one on one or small group intensive training. Internships provide an opportunity to learn EPR tailored to your professional needs and/or to fast track the Practitioner Training Program.

"The Equine Positional Releases program taught and founded by Zarna Carter offers a comprehensive, well-rounded approach to non-force bodywork for equines. Based on adaptations of Ortho-Bionomy techniques, the training offers specific techniques for structural adjustment. The beauty of the result of this work is self-correction."


Susan Smith

Owner/Founder Equine Body Balance

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

The Equine Positional Release Practitioner Training Program

Professional Practitioner Certification, 250 Hours

The Art of Self Correction

  • Learn non force positional release theory and techniques.
  • Learn range of motion exercises.
  • Study structural, postural and gait assessment exercises.
  • Develop holistic assessment techniques and palpation skills.
  • Learn functional anatomy and physiology including the spine, pelvis, digestive system, nervous system, hoof mechanism, design and function.
  • Study the nature of the horse, herd behaviour, movement requirements, dietary and nutritional essentials for horse health.
  • Learn horse gestures and communication including learning behaviour and the signs of pain.
  • Study the neurological mechanisms of self correction.
  • Learn non force theory.
  • Study a holistic approach to health care.
  • Apply EPR exercises and techniques to horses in hand and under saddle.
  • Learn EPR techniques and movement exercises designed to work with the horse-rider team.
  • Learn to write case notes and produce case studies.
  • Learn home exercises designed for use by the horse person, rider or trainer.

"I highly recommend the Intensive Equine Positional Release Training Program being offered by Zarna Carter. This is an amazing opportunity to learn EPR, a gentle and highly effective modality and approach to holistic horse care.


I took my first class with Zarna in 2008 and was immediately impressed by this principle-based approach to working with horses that addresses a wide range of physical issues and also deepens our horse-human relationships. EPR utilizes comfortable positioning and moving the body away from pain to stimulate self-corrective reflexes. This is a fantastic way to work with horses in that they get to participate in the process by communicating what positions are comfortable and how the work is affecting them. By working with horses in this unique way, an environment of trust and safety is created where the horse can relax and release compensation patterns.  And EPR techniques are easy to learn!


My equine practice is focused around EPR as it is the most effective and lasting modality I have studied. I continue to be amazed at the myriad of issues that can be addressed through this work. I have been to Zuma Creek Station in Australia to assist Zarna, and it is a truly wonderful and beautiful place to study EPR. I can’t say enough about the benefits of learning and studying with Zarna and the value of the EPR Training Program for anyone who works with horses."


Mary Ann Menetry

Owner Primo Motion Equine Bodywork

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

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EPR Practical Sessions

To plan your EPR Training contact:

EPR Institute

11 Casuarina St


South Australia, 5481


Email: zcs@protonmail.com

Mobile: +61 477 945 006