The training will involve classroom work, requirements for setting up your business, selection, training and care of the therapy horse. We also cover effective ways to market your business.
You will learn to set up a variety of courses and create the right environment for your future clients in order that they get maximum benefits from their experience with the horses.
There will be lots of practical, hands on experience with our therapy horses and by the end of the week you should be confident in your ability to go out there and do the work yourselves.
You will be assessed throughout the course and day 5 will be your final assessment working with case studies which we provide.
The case studies are volunteers that come along to experience the benefits of EFL and give you valuable feedback.
If successful in the assessments (we want you to succeed and will do everything we can to help you) you will receive a diploma from Horse Haven Uk, followed in the post by a diploma from the Institute for Animal Care Education.
The HHUK diploma will enable you to obtain insurance for your future business at a reduced rate through our insurers.
In the unlikely event that any student doesn’t meet the final requirements they will be offered the opportunity to come back for 2 days mentoring to work on the areas that didn’t quite meet the standard of assessment.
Your tutors will be Suzannah Leighton and Dean Dibble. Helen Williams is part of our team and will be here to help and support you in all areas.
Suzannah is a qualified Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Coach, Certified Kinetic Shift Practitioner/Trainer with the UK Hypnosis Academy and Master Practitioner of NLP (neuro linguistic programming) with over 20 years experience as a therapist. She also has certificates in EFL and advanced EFT.
Dean is an equine behaviourist, trainer, coach, hypnotherapist and holds a diploma in Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy.