Are there any reviews or testimonies available for Dr. Deb's anatomy classes? I'm mostly interested in the wet lab version. I'm just finishing up an equine anatomy class where we were able to do leg dissections and some work on the head, and it was definitely a valuable experience. I was hoping that we'd get into the spine and body, but the class got behind and that idea was scrapped.
There are a few people on other forums that have given me rave reviews on horsemanship and other clinics given by Dr. Deb, but I don't "know" anyone who has tried the dissection lab. Google isn't helping me either, and the Equinology site mentioned on the clinic description is coming back with server errors. Not that I can afford to do this in the near future, but it sounds like something I'd like to have in my head.
I have not yet taken the class yet but I have been to many of Debs lectures and I can tell you they are a treat if you walk in ready to assimilate massive amounts of materiel delivered in easy to understand and logical order. However, you won’t have time for day dreaming in one of her sessions and you can expect some massive paradigm shifts within your thought process.
I will be taking the class and the reason I chose to, is because I believe there is no one on the planet with a more thorough understanding of the subject. Deb is uniquely qualified in this area. Knowing Deb, I suspect the support materials alone are worth the cost of admission.
Aficat, it is not permitted for me to advocate for myself. What is permitted is to let you know what my anatomy classes consist of. Have you gone over to the main part of our website at http://www.equinestudies.org and clicked on "Classes and Clinics" from the Home Page? Then follow the buttons on the right-hand side for more information about the anatomy classes. There are some photos of previous classes.
You can also get information from the Equinology office. From the Anatomy classes page, click on the button that's about Equinology. Read there what their standards are. I work on contract with Equinology and all students who take a five-day course from me must meet fairly stringent standards if they want to become certified.
The folks at Equinology can also provide you with testimonials or reviews from people who have taken my anatomy classes in the past. -- Dr. Deb
If the page was down before, it seems to be back up now.
I took the course a couple of years ago, and it was really fantastic. I wasn't sure what to expect from the lab section, not having been exposed to much dissection work in the past, but it was very respectfully done, and extremely interesting.
I've taken a half dozen Equinology courses before, but it was great to be able to finally see each of the muscles and bones which had only been drawings or other visuals before. I do think that having had some anatomy background beforehand was helpful so that you're not learning the muscle names at the same time as the lab is being conducted, but I guess that's not strictly required. I was also quite grateful for the topics which went beyond "just anatomy", such as the philosophical aspects of horsemanship.
Last edited on Thu Nov 20th, 2008 03:52 pm by AdamTill