During 2014, The Equine Connection offered three training sessions to people interested in learning how to facilitate equine-assisted learning programs. It was a pleasure to put on these 3-day trainings. Each group was enthusiastic and full of great ideas. I learned as much as I taught!
In 2015, the basic training will be offered twice: on March 26, 27 & 28, 2015, as well as on October 16, 17 & 18, 2015. The agenda consists of learning the structural elements of setting up a program, formulating a vision for your own program, and learning various equine-assisted learning exercises, as well as practicing facilitating an exercise. On request, I will offer part II, which focuses on creating emotional safety for participants, learning about the function of feelings, teaching coping skills, and understanding the basic elements of the impact of trauma on human development. The cost for either of these 3-day trainings is $500 + GST.