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Exclusive Certification in Equine-Assisted Facilitation With Business Mastery

Equine Connection offers a one-of-a-kind certification in equine-assisted facilitation and business training, where the welfare of the horse comes first. We help you become a HorsePreneur to launch, grow, and excel in your ventures with our comprehensive business package, lesson plans, and training programs that deliver RESULTS.

You know you want to work with horses. Riding instructor? No. Selling tack? Boring. Breeding? Rough hours. Did you even know a career existed with a horse being a teacher to help a human move forward?

This life-changing certification brings meaning, excitement, and so much fun, encompassing your passions AND purpose. Helping people connect, heal, and move forward through the power of the horse. A dream is just something you don’t know how to do yet. That’s where we come in...

It's Not Just A Course...It's a Career! Our Horse Certification Course INCLUDES Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) PLUS Business Training© to start your new venture right out of the gate. Get everything you need with a ready-made business package, training, and support, knowing exactly what to do next, guaranteed. Equine Connection is committed and invested in you and your success! We aren't successful until you are! Isn't it time for you to start living your dream: after all, why not you? 

A Life-Changing Course That Takes You From Dreaming To Doing

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Are you passionate about horses and making a positive impact on people's lives?
Then this is the career you've been dreaming of!

Our certification program provides immersive, online engaging theory & hands-on practical training in equine-assisted learning, coupled with business training, to empower you with transformative skills so you know what to do at every step of your journey. By understanding the language, culture, and the world of horses, you'll be equipped to guide your clients towards progress & growth.

We help empower you to confidently build a thriving business for your equine-assisted business and guide you from uncertainty and confusion of wondering where to start to clarity, fostering client connections, achieving personal growth, and making a living doing what they love.

Our Horse Certification Course offers everything you need and more, including:

The pioneers of business training that include horses. No stone is left uncovered. Has everything you need to start & run your business NOW with a well-informed marketing strategy! Get to your success with step-by-step guidance, self-discipline, & action plans.

The 'Instant Business Package’©

The pioneers of business training that include horses. No stone is left uncovered. Has everything you need to start & run your business NOW with a well-informed marketing strategy! Get to your success with step-by-step guidance, self-discipline, and action plans.

A Proven Curriculum & Form Of Delivery

Buildable & applicable skills for your clients & practical, step-by-step guides for you! Includes lesson plans, activities, set up instruction for your outdoor or indoor arena, & materials needed. 

A Herd of

Come to a home, a family.. YOUR PEOPLE! Belong to a network of facilitators around the world already running their businesses & ready to support you day or night!

No Re-Creating The Wheel

Why waste time & money figuring out how to start your business when we have done the work for you! No need to reinvent the wheel, just go with our proven system to make your business roll!

Align With Integrity

We are proud to partner with Equine Guelph (Centre at the University of Guelph) to promote the welfare of the horse as well as trainers, specialists & vets to hold this certification to the highest of integrity.

Our Extensive Knowledge & Experience!

With more than 30+ years of experience in equine-assisted learning and 60+ years of expertise in business and marketing, we possess the qualifications and have the credentials to assist you in securing clients and contracts.

Global Certification

Being nationally or globally recognized empowers businesses to operate anywhere and secure insurance coverage worldwide. Entrepreneurship fuels economic growth, generating employment and innovation. Though formal education isn't obligatory, mastering business fundamentals, finance, marketing, and customer relations enhances success prospects. Our governing body ensures facilitators maintain professionalism and expertise, delivering objective-driven programs for safety and competency.

Standards Of Excellence

There is a lot of shady sh!t that happens in the EAL world that are not safe - for humans or horses. Separate yourself from the “fly by night” certifications & align with a group with ethics & integrity. You can still run your business the way you want, but under a global standard of excellence & Code of Ethics for all facilitators, their horses & clients.

Your Horse... A Whole New Level

The horse is the teller of truth and is a natural at helping and teaching. They will be the key to successfully facilitating sessions but for that we must truly understand them, their communication and culture on a whole new level! It will blow your mind! Horses don't only show us what we must learn; they show us how to use that knowledge to transfer into our own lives. Ask not what your horse can do for you - ask what you can do for your horse!' ~ Chris Irwin Go to 'Our Model' 

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Support & Forever

Becoming an expert doesn't happen overnight, but with the right certification guiding you every step of the journey, mastery is within reach. Our round-the-clock support ensures assistance is always available to propel both you and your career forward. Our success is intertwined with yours; we're committed to your success until you achieve it.

Where Successful Facilitators Are Born!

As a result of becoming certified with us, our clients leave with a life-changing ready made business, including exceptional tools you need to be successful, an empowered team to move you and your business forward, refreshed awareness and remarkable communication with your horses, and leave with soul altering confidence knowing that you are doing EXACTLY what you were meant to do in this life.
If this sounds like everything you’ve ever wanted… your journey starts today! Please take a read over the testimonials from our facilitators.

Natalie Blair
June 29, 2024

5 Stars is hardly enough, this my why for choosing the Equine Connection:  The option of the Business Package – starting in this industry is scary enough, I now have the confidence, support & knowledge to be successful in starting & running a business in EAL  It is all about the Horse – Kari & Carolyn have gone above & beyond to ensure all programming puts the teachers safety and wellbeing first  Preliminary Learning – designed for success and optimal learning for everyone – accessibility of materials through video & print truly enhanced my learning process  They are ALWAYS evolving – as new research/information becomes available EC takes it and enhances their current programming with new & innovative ideas  Support, support, support – I never feel that I am alone on this journey - the lifelong support of EC and a connection to a global community of facilitators is invaluable

Stephanie Larrabee
June 25, 2024

This certification course has profoundly transformed both my life and my horses. When I started, I was a novice with limited confidence in handling horses. Now, having completed the course, my confidence has soared, and I can engage with my horses in ways that ensure their safety and well-being. I've also learned the critical importance of equine dental care, a topic that had never fully crossed my mind before. The ability to work as a team with my horses to help others is truly incredible, and having the support of Equine Connection makes the experience even more rewarding.

Brooke Thrupp
June 7, 2024

The Equine Connection certification course has helped me set my business up for success. Having easy access to ongoing training and support allows me to continue to improve my business operation and income. The support from not only Kari and her team but also the other trained facilitators around the globe that we can connect with through the workplace is amazing. Everything about this course was smooth sailing as its set up extremely well to complete. If you have no business experience that is no worries as the business component of the course covers all of the basics to get you set up. - Brooke T

Suzy Foresman
April 27, 2024

Equine Connection, Academy of Equine Assisted Learning is the focused program I needed to begin my equine business. They have provided me with the research-based curriculum that will help me to facilitate focused objectives to my clients. Once I began the program, I immediately knew I found my herd.

Kristen Harley
March 27, 2024

Equine Connection Academy of Equine Assisted Learning is the WHOLE package! From the online tutorials to the text you are provided detailed theory and skills to apply immediately to your own Horse life & relationships while you practice and prepare for your own EAL program. It's all there for you! And they don't leave you when it's done - you have the Equine Connection Community support forever! This program is uplifting, empowering and will change and enrichen your relationship with your horses. My horse Georgia and all her pasture mates say THANK YOU Equine Connection! The gratitude and lessons I've come away with by doing this program is worth so much more than words can describe, I love that I can now this offer this program to other people in my community.

Petra Ullrich
March 23, 2024

This is the utmost comprehensive, interesting and entertaining course I have ever taken. It changed my life! I thought I know tons about me and my horses ... I've learned so much more and through the amazing videos I feel like I've known Kari and Carolyn for ever! I am proud to be a life-changer and can't wait for the 3 day hands on!

Cherie Cressman
February 27, 2024

I am extremely pleased with this certification course and looking forward to the continuous positive experiences and results this course has to offer. The instructors are, friendly, helpful, and approachable. I have been a horse person all my life, and even so, this course has given me so much more awareness and understanding of the horse in relation/parallel to myself/humans. I'm looking forward to creating and living rewarding business adventures through the continued support of this amazing Academy. Thank you

Elaine Zeman
February 20, 2024

The EAL Program is a program that anyone can take and learn enough about themselves to make it worthwhile. The clients who take the courses will learn even more about themselves and how to incorporate those skills into their daily lives, enriching not only their lives, but the lives of those they interact with. The EAL Program not only encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone but also provides me with the resources and support to become more comfortable in those areas. My horses also have, and will continue to, benefit from the knowledge provided, by my being more in tune to their language and understanding their needs.

Sandra Graham
February 13, 2024

If you are looking to become a certified equine assisted learning facilitator, this is for you. Kari and the team at Equine Connection are the real deal. They are caring, knowledgeable, and believe so deeply in what they do that they (and everything they do) shine. They demonstrate that we need to slow down in life and really listen to the world around us. Equine Connection truly models the passion that upholds the dream of running a business through teaming with horses.

Tonya O'shaughnessy
February 11, 2024

The certification course was above and beyond all my expectations. Seriously, way above. The amount of support you get throughout the course and after completion is incredible. They really want you to succeed and it shows in everything they do. So much training in the course and setting up your business and beyond. The course also made me see my horses differently. I always knew how incredibly in tune with our emotions they are, but I noticed how much my body language says to my horses. I am using the tools I learned and my horses are definitely noticing the difference. If anyone is looking for a career in horses and helping people, but is worried about whether or not it will be successful, this is the course for you.

Shawn Paul
February 8, 2024

I just completed the EAL certification course and I have to say that it was the most comprehensive training I have been through in a long time. I walked away with a clear understanding of how to run an EAL program that has been proven by research to create transformation in people's lives. Everything is laid out and easy to follow. I have had my current herd for about a year, and after taking this course and working with them, we have connected on a much deeper level because I have learned so much about what they are saying to me. If I could give this program 10 stars, I would. If this is your passion, this is your program!

sara lavoie
February 5, 2024

This certification is lifechanging. Everyone is appreciated for being their authentic selves and the support given by Equine Connection is unheard of. If you have ever even thought of a carrier helping people through horses, this is your home!

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Our certification raises the bar for quality! It's a dynamic accreditation in being a horsepreneur, continuously evolving, adapting, and providing fresh resources to enhance our skills as facilitators for both humans and horses.

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We help you go from dreaming to doing; our reputation is your guarantee! Living your passion, fulfilling your purpose, and embarking on a career with horses is truly priceless.

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We help you go from dreaming to doing; our reputation is your guarantee! Living your passion, fulfilling your purpose, and embarking on a career with horses is truly priceless.

The parallels between humans and horses are uncanny.

A horse is a prey animal and the most vulnerable of beings, as their #1 concern is to feel SAFE, and that only comes from a connection within a herd. Humans, like horses, are social animals. We need one another. We must come together to restore and discover trust and build resilience - all through working with the horse's power. A horse cannot judge and lie and can empower people to help themselves. That's why our curriculum is designed to help people reconnect with themselves and find ways of re-establishing the joys and well-being in their lives.

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