Start Time: September 15, 2020 at 12:00 AM End Time: January 1, 2030 at 12:00 AM Early end time on last day of all Certification Courses Address: Your Location, Equine Connection Certified EAL Course Facility.
Investing time and money into skills for all ages. Skills to develop work ethics, culture and traditions and a new opportunity for youth and adults to build the skills to set them up for life.
Becoming a Certified Facilitator is about inspiring and helping other human beings develop life skills! Life Skills are essential for recovery, forward movement and dealing with the hardships that life throws our way. We value the well being of the horse and know that a horse can only think like a horse, and that is what makes them the ultimate teacher!
No equine therapy - no riding. We do know however, that whenever you work with these magnificent creatures, horse therapy exists.
This Certified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator course is revolutionary and gives you everything you need to begin your own successful horse business! The training never ends with your one-time investment includes the business package; business training; marketing with this horse field; how to secure and retain your clients, credentials and endless support is included in your course and so much more! We’re not successful until you are successful!
The Spirit of the Horse
Throughout history, the horse has had many meanings and representations of spirit, power, war, strength and many more. In an article recently published by SaskCulture magazine, community leaders of One Arrow First Nation commented on the impact the horse has made in their community with healing. “One Arrow has made a significant investment financially, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually in using Equine Assisted Learning and therapies as a fundamental strategy to instil hope, healing and prosperity for the community,” explains Chief Paul Dwayne, in a letter to SaskCulture. He explained how, the youth of One Arrow First Nation are facing similar hardships to those of other First Nations communities: significant difficulties at home and school, four times the rate of youth being placed in foster care than non-Aboriginal children, failing to complete high school, alienation and depression, high incidents of abuse and high rates of risk behaviour and suicide.”
“The horse is a powerful spiritual entity in Cree culture,” writes Chief Dwayne of One Arrow First Nation, “The horse gives us strength and symbolizes freedom.” The horse, or “mistatim” which literally translates as ‘Big Dog’ in the Cree language, has a special place of honour in the cultural heritage of First Nation peoples. The introduction of the horse during European settlement revolutionized First Nation cultures of the plains and this relationship was quickly integrated into fabric of the day to day life. The horse greatly enhanced capabilities in hunting, travel and trade and to this day, this bond between human and horse is considered sacred.
By working with the horse we are able to harness their spiritual power and incorporate the history, culture and meaning that they represent.
We engage the body, mind, and spirit of both species., incorporating the Mental, Spiritual, Physical and Emotional aspects into each course offering whole health to all participants.
By engaging participants through experiential learning, your clients will learn essential life skills.
Each of our exercises is custom designed to maximize learning potential and focus on developing individual skills as they work through each fun interactive group challenge.
Where can we get certified?
The Calgary Campus is just outside of Calgary, AB. Or we have other locations in Canada you train at. However, if you have a group of 6 or more, we can come to you!
How long is the course?
The course is 4 days long, but that is just the beginning! Although you are certified after the 4 days, there is also a component online after that will take you through the whole course again to solidify the learning. Plus we are here for you anytime with questions or more training for all your programs.
What about the cost?
When you get a group certified you can also get a discount on the course costs. Book any group of 6 people or more to receive the group discount.
How much horse experience do we need?
Not everyone has to be horse experts! It is nice to have one person who is strong with horses but then the rest can all be taught!
CONTACT US TODAY TO TRAIN TO BECOME A CERTIFIED FACILITATOR TO BRING THIS TO YOUR COMMUNITY!