When we started in this business 20 some odd years ago, there weren’t a lot of options for training. Over the last few years, options have exploded. Buyer beware. Not all training programs are equal. Some training programs offer quick weekend training and certification but may not prepare professionals to facilitate EAL to clients safely. It takes a long time and work to become proficient in facilitating EAL. There is a big difference between leading and grooming exercises and a life-changing experience interacting with horses. HorseWork started as an answer to providing high quality affordable training that was rooted in a strong foundation of both academic study paired with hands on work. There is only so much that can be taught online especially when it comes to working with horses. We have created a program that combines essential hands-on learning with the convenience of online learning to make comprehensive training accessible.
HorseWork offers a 9-month study program that combines online coursework, virtual mentoring and feedback, and hands-on experiences. In the end you earn a HorseWork Facilitator certification with a micro-credential in one of the EAL specialty areas: personal development, education, and organizational development. Are you interested in becoming a HorseWork facilitator? Complete our general interest application and we will get back with you. Please note that with our current collaboration with PATH Intl, our program will be changing over the next couple of months to meet the newly developed criteria to be a approved micro-credential provider.