A virtual, live Certification Course to help you begin your dream business
of working with horses to help people move forward in their lives.
That’s right. LIVE training from the comfort of your own home.
This R-EAL time learning alternative allows you to still live your life, as well as have a more flexible, suitable option that still allows you to pursue your dream. Eight days of training and it that doesn't end after your courses.
"To much happiness and relief, I realized after day two of taking this certification course that Equine Connection was precisely the objective-based, social-emotional ground work curriculum that I had been looking for for over 5 years. Even after all my research with other equine-assisted programs/certifications, I could not find a research-based program for life skills with horses where I would not have to reinvent the wheel or be able to ensure results and not just happy, fuzzy moments. This course exceeded my expectations, and honestly believe the hype when people say they left feeling more empowered than when they began and reaped more than they expected. While Carolyn and Kari's infectious and powerful presence via social media was very attractive in making the (gulp) initial investment of purchasing the course, I was pleasantly surprised (maybe I'm just a tad too speculative or cynical) that their energy and positive intent was actually authentic and made the 5 days a real joy and inspiration to experience.
I immensely appreciated that I could ask Carolyn as many questions as possible pre-committing, when I was committed to a training date, and post-training! Yes, I ask a lot of questions. Also, it was very helpful and reassuring when Kari shared the contact information for Equine connection facilitators in my area so that I could not only speak to the people behind the program but also the people (more in my shoes) who went through the program. It took me 3 years to take the plunge, and my only regret is that I did not do this sooner. The program guides, the training videos, the overwhelming support from Equine connection and other facilitators, the business day and all the helpful tips (which is an area that I'm challenged in), and this exciting new career change that allows our horses to be the teachers and empower and inform others into wellness were all well worth it and I would do it again in a heart beat."
Is this just a regular online course?No! The course will be live and “in-person” and run just like all of the classroom portions in a face-to-face class. You will be able to ask questions, interact with each other and your instructors and still have the same high-quality certification education as you would in person!
Almost! You still need to complete the face-to-face training, but YES, you can start your business and get your business pack as well as get your online review course and access to the worldwide support group. You will have 12 months from the live online course date to complete your face to face three-day training to get your certification renewal.
So am I certified after the five-day live online course?
Is the three-day face to face portion mandatory?Yes. All facilitators must receive hands-on experience to ensure that they are moving forward in the right direction with understanding how to hit your objectives in all the programs and ensure that the horse is the teacher versus you. You will be certified after the five-day live training and receive a PDF of your certificate. You will then have a maximum of 12 months (however we recommend as soon as possible) from your Webinar Training to complete your 3-day in-person training where you will receive your final certificate in person.
Don’t worry! We will give you step by step instructions on how to get on the webinar and how to participate. We have selected a platform that is pretty much clicking, and you are in!
Computers and I don’t mix! How can I do this?
Can I practice at home with my horses?You bet!! You will receive ‘how to practice’ training videos after you’ve completed the 5-day live training, how to facilitate your objectives that are designed in the programs that you receive with your business package. PLUS, when do you step in to facilitate the objective with the horse teaching and calling you in when it’s time to do just that.
Why do I have to do the hands-on portion within 12 months?The hands-on portion is necessary is for a few reasons.
- To get you moving forward in your business and ensuring your facilitation is top-notch as soon as possible!
- You will have forgotten a lot of the theory training if you don’t put it into practice in an appropriate amount of time.
- It is all about experiential learning and you need to experience it as well.
- You get the expertise of the Instructors and the hundreds of programs they have run over the years!
- You will build your network with other facilitators.
- And obviously, because it is awesome.
Does it cost more because there is three more days of training?Nope! Not an extra penny! In fact, it will save you money in accommodations, food or any vehicle rentals for the hands-on portion as it’s only three days together versus the five-day in-person course!
Do I have to attend a specific face to face training?
Nope, you can attend any of the face-to-face training at any location, whether it be one week after your initial online training or up to 12 months. We will send you a list of upcoming locations so you can choose the one that is the closest to you… or closest to warm weather. Whatever floats your boat!
Is the webinar in structured times or whenever I can attend?The webinar will run at the same time as an actual course. So you will be spending approximately six hours on the live webinar with us each day for five days. Make sure to be on time every day so you don’t miss out as these are not recorded to watch after.
Does this mean that I can go ahead of the training and do all my homework in one night?Nope! We want to run this just like we would in person. So don’t work ahead, just go through the process.
What about time zones?The course will start up at 8 am, depending on your timezone. We are running the course in three time zones currently; Mountain Time, Eastern Time and Australian Eastern Daylight Time. This way, everyone will be able to join! If you are in Atlantic time, no worries, you can join our Eastern Time course. In Pacific? Come on into the Mountain Time course. In the Southern Hemisphere? No worries, the Australian Eastern Standard Time can work for you!
"I loved that we all still got to know each other a little bit by being able to share even being so far away from each other. Of course being together would have been better but I still felt that the learning and knowledge that needed to happen took place. Loved your authentic and genuine approach to both teaching and business and also had a lot of fun doing it. I feel like I got what I expected and even a bit more.
In some way the online training feels like an advantage that I get to work with my horses and programs before the 3-day training so that I will be able to generate informed questions and problems to get your help with.
Loved our time together and getting to know everyone in a time when making new connections is really difficult. I now have no lack of tasks to do and much to think about to get ready for the upcoming world’s new normal and how our businesses will fit into it. Whatever and however that might be... "