Participation, retention, fun and oh yea… a horse! Your life is about to change. You might not know it yet, but the decision you’re about to make could set everything in motion for living your dream career!
A career that fits with your values is one of the most important things you can consider when choosing a path. At Equine Connection, we are dedicated first and foremost to the welfare of the horse. We are devoted to excellence in life-time training, research, science, business, and focus on-ground activities that are objectively results-driven rather than horseback riding. Our exercises are designed to help you connect with horses in a way that is respectful and beneficial for you, your clients, and the horse. We are there for the long haul of your career, and we want to help you make a difference in the world. If you are looking for a career that will allow you to live your values, Equine Connection is the perfect place for you.
The horse does the teaching, and the facilitation is done by you. This is an incredibly rewarding experience that will have a lasting impact on those you help. Live your purpose with the life you are meant to live with horses. If you are passionate about helping others and love spending time with horses, then wait no more! Reserve Your Spot TODAY!
As a facilitator, our job is to watch our horses, notice that change, and take that moment as a teaching opportunity for the participant to recognize something they may not have even seen by empowering the human to find their answers.
You are trained with technical competence to help people through allowing the horse to be the teacher - formula, a form of delivery, fundamental foundation, and understanding of when to step in to help your clients.
Trained to empower people to acquire, apply, and retain life skills through the power of the horse in their language and culture to help people to move forward on their own
No recreating the wheel for this business; it’s all set up so you can start making a living as soon as your training is complete. You receive a curriculum to use at your facility with lesson plans, activities, set up instruction for your outdoor or indoor arena, and all materials needed, backed by a five-year university study!
It’s an international certification - you can take your career and run your business anywhere.
Your community needs you and your horses to help them move forward in their lives. Live the life you are meant to live with horses! Let's Talk
"The virtual live course is very interactive and surpassed my expectations. The training and information was easy to learn and understandable. Zoom meetings are boring and will cause me to be distracted easily. The virtual course was engaging! I never felt as though I could not follow. Kari and Carolyn had my full attention and were so full of positivity! The platform is user friendly & they took the time to make sure that all facilitators have the tools to succeed. This course offers so much knowledge and skill for moving forward with empowering people!
Although I haven't attended the 3 day course yet, my life was changed on day one! I noticed within me how I was thinking outside of the box when dealing with my business and my horses. I have changed everything with my interaction with my horses. I am more intentional with everything I do with them. I was able to use techniques with my mares and their body language said everything. I am so thankful that I finally took this step and get to be part of such amazing group of people. You are my people! Thank you so much!"
“ An excellent course, with great instructors - set up to succeed! I was searching EAL and looking for certification opportunities, but the courses needed to be legit, governed or regulated somehow. Then I came across Equine Connection.
I was also lacking confidence in the ability to be successful with a virtual classroom - new experience for me. The results were astounding! The instructors and materials were excellent. The organization and presentation was easy to follow.
So not only have I gained confidence in the virtual world, but I have gained life changing learning that will come with me as I work toward my dream job. Thank you Equine Connection for all you do!"
You're about to enter a whole new world of horse-related stories. Stories from all over the globe, shared by people who love horses as much you do! You'll get inspiration for how your life can change with just one click on this link - and there are no strings attached other than knowing that dreams come true when we live our passion every day (even if it's something small). Sign up TODAY!
The Equine Assisted Learning Certification Course ensures the technical competence of their trained professional facilitators. Certification exams go beyond training by providing an objective measurement of a facilitator's knowledge and skills. This Horse Course Certification is designed to establish standards for developing qualified facilitators.
Simply put - a love of people and horses!
Fulfill your destiny and get your Dream Career today!
Equine Connection's certified course holds the highest of standards and ethics for the welfare and safety of horses and all clients taking any of the equine assisted learning exercises/programs. Organizations and clients that you will work with are sold on the fact that there is a governance body ensuring all certified facilitators are adhering to the SAFETY and REGULATIONS of what this certification holds.
What Is A Facilitator’s Job? And Why Are We Needed?
As an Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator, we use a highly proven technique, to empower people to acquire, apply, and retain life skills - with the most unique and powerful four-legged teacher(s), the horse(s).
These programs help people to make their own decisions, help them to take responsibility for their own choices and actions, and come to healthy conclusions about the choices that they make.
When learning new skills, we are typically confined to a box, where we aren’t given the freedom to explore learning in a way that works for us each individually.
In an Equine Assisted Learning setting, participants have the opportunity to try things differently.
As an Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator, our roles include:
🐴 Ensuring the safety of all horses and participants.
🐴 Stepping in’ to guide the participant’s to understand what it is the horse is “saying” and understand how they can apply that learning to their own lives.
🐴 Providing encouragement and support.
🐴 Encouraging participants to think outside the box, take risks, or try on new roles.
🐴 Resolving conflict.
🐴 Empowering clients to find success!
A common misconception people have about our role as a facilitator is that weare therapists or counsellors.
That is false!
We do not dig to discover the participant’s feelings. Nor do we try and figure out “how” or “why” the participants got to where they are at.
Instead, we work with the horse(s), who acts as a “barometer” for where the people are at - giving us, as facilitators, a window of opportunity to guide and assist our client’s learning journey, of building foundational life skills.
This means that the horse(s) reacts simply off of the participant’s stimulus - whether it be calm, confused, frustrated, or excited.
And, we as the facilitator, help the participant to understand what it is the horse is “saying” so that they can apply the lessons they’ve been taught by the horse back to their everyday life.
This is a very unique, interactive and FUN way of learning...
However, it typically pushes people outside of their comfort zone - causing that ‘uncomfortable’ feeling, which often leads to some form of conflict, chaos or disorder. It is entirely normal and expected that teams within this setting will experience this - however, our role is to guide them back to success where they take what they’ve learnt in this ‘new, uncomfortable’ zone, and make room for growth and creativity, empowering them to expand their skillset, mindset, their knowledge of self and expand their individual comfort zones.
We provide a safe, supportive, positive space for people so that they can be empowered to make changes in-the-moment AND adjustments to their lives, habits and behaviours. Our role is to ensure that they find success while they work through different objectively-driven tasks and exercises!
Although these programs are typically held in a group setting, the unique facilitation technique that we use in our programs recognizes the individuals’ journey of learning.
We as the facilitators bring every circumstance, situation, accomplishment, etc. back to the horse and what the horse is teaching, to help people to see what they are capable of, and what skills they need in their lives to move forward!
"I graduated from the program in 2017 and I will tell you it was an intense week of learning: theory, processes, marketing, hands on sessions
with real participants, Horsemanship, business...phew! No way I could remember all this once home but they thought of EVERYTHING!
When you get home you get to review all the concepts, review the whole course at your own leisure whenever FOREVER!!! They even
have videos you can purchase of all the sessions so you can review each of them before you facilitate! What does this mean?
That means that you can spend more time actually learning, listening and participating during your certification week rather than taking
pages and pages of notes!!! That’s not all...if you still need clarification; they are available all the time so are all the other graduates.
It can’t get any better than that!!!" ~ Flo Branconnier
"We don’t just work here, we live here, too. Equine Connection values each person's strengths and capabilities in our community and that’s why we support organizations like these to empower their clients with skills to move forward and foster sustainability among the community."