Living Your Passion. Fulfilling Your Purpose.
Career With Horses - PRICELESS!

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. 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. You won't have to go it alone either; 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

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Do you love horses and helping people?
Then THIS is your dream career!

Our certification includes in-person practical training to bring the magic of the horse teaching to real-life learning by understanding the horses' culture and language to facilitate and help your clients move forward in their lives.
Our reputation is your guarantee!
A Horse Certification Course That Does It All AND Has It All 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 over 30+ years of EAL experience & 60+ years of business & marketing experience, we have the credentials to help you get clients & contracts. 

A Global Certification

The certification that can go wherever you go! We have certified people from Canada to The USA to Australia all the way to Abu Dhabi!

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 teacher will provide guidance & insight on how to successfully facilitate sessions. Go to 'Our Model' to understand how the horse, your soul mate, will be safe and take people to the connection they need. 'Horses don't only show us what we must learn; they show us how to use that knowledge. Ask not what your horse can do for you - ask what you can do for your horse!' Chris Irwin

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Support & Forever

No one becomes an expert in days, but you can become an expert with the right certification that assists you every step of the way. 24/7 there is help availible to move you and your career forward. No extra fees. We aren't successful until you are. 

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.

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 organization will change your life in the best ways!

Mary Jean Mulder
January 7, 2024

The certification course was amazing!! Having the opportunity for hands on learning with other people helped bring the online learning to a different level. Working with the horses and other people gave me a deeper understanding of how EAL can change lives. I understand so much more of how this certification can help me and others. A fantastic course!

Heidi Olson-Hilder
January 6, 2024

Hands down the best course I’ve ever taken.It’s at least a 4 year education on anything and everything you can imagine to start your own EAL business and all the support you need and you can do it at your own pace .Anyone can do this ,I highly recommend.

Amanda Malone
December 24, 2023

Equine Connections Facilitator Certification course goes above and beyond. Taking this course has helped me on so many levels. I have a deeper understanding and connection with my horses. My entire herd is more mellow and relaxed. I learnt skills to help navigate confrontation and set boundaries with my co-workers, peers,friends, family , in a way that strengthens relationships. If thats not enough I have a casual career helping people by sharing what I am most passionate about .... horses!! Ever so thankful I took the leap and took this course.

Tamara-Jo Nadeau
December 18, 2023

Phenomenal education and team dynamics! Not only did these ladies help me learn how to create my dream career, they have a network where I am always able to share my struggles and gain insight, and celebrate the wins with such a great group. Nothing like being in business FOR myself, not BY myself.

Tracey Hoffrichter
November 19, 2023

Amazing program with excellent training and support.

Carla Van der Hoeven
November 17, 2023

This course has been absolutely life changed! I'm so glad I made the leap and joined this incredible team of people! The course is very informative, interesting and easy to follow. Everyone on the course is very supportive, quick to answer questions and always happy to help! I would highly recommend this course if you're thinking of changing you career, want to help people and love horses!

Gym Assist
November 15, 2023

Where to start. I have just completed my hands on training with Equine Connection in Sydney & it completely exceeded all my expectations. The training was so thorough it left no questions unanswered. The instructors Jane & Alice were professional but also approachable and made our entire class feel comfortable & welcome. Not only do you become a qualified EAL facilitator but you get all of your business packs so your business is simply ready to go. Even before the hands on training the online training was really indepth and delivered in a methodical easy to understand way. Could not ask for more. Thanks EC

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The quality of our certification is outstanding! It’s a “living certification” that keeps improving, adapting, and delivering new resources to make us better facilitators for horses and humans.

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Investing in yourself is an act of self-love, and one of the most rewarding things you can do. Make a profound difference by working with horses - with purpose while helping others!

Australia / New Zealand

Investing in yourself is an act of self-love, and one of the most rewarding things you can do. Make a profound difference by working with horses - with purpose while helping others!

Usa / International

Investing in yourself is an act of self-love, and one of the most rewarding things you can do. Make a profound difference by working with horses - with purpose while helping others!

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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