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How Equine Connection is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic



The world feels like a strange place right now. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us, as families, as business owners, as employees and as a society. These events are entirely surreal. Every time we turn around, there are more changes and all of us are just trying to keep up. The Canadian Government announced they are restricting our international borders to limit the impact of COVID-19, our schools in Alberta have closed until at least September, and the phrase "adapt, improvise and overcome" has reached a whole new level of truth.

We don't know how this will affect us all long term yet, but for us at Equine Connection, it has driven us to move forward and find different ways to continue our mission of empowering people and horses to live their best lives.

As many doors close, borders are shut down and people are taking precautions against COVID-19, we are taking measures to allow us to continue to offer our curriculum courses to our clients still to continue to build the skills they need to deal with these troubling times. We have adapted our certification course to allow people to be certified around the globe to continue to bring Equine Assisted Learning to the world.

First and foremost. Do not worry. We are here. To assist our Certified Facilitators, to help our clients continue to develop skills, and to bring as much happiness and empowerment to the world as we can during trying time.

All of us will face uncertainty and new challenges over the coming days, weeks or possibly months. The one thing that we all have is that we are in this together. For all of the things that separate us otherwise, we now have to move forward - together. We watched a video the other day of people in Italy leaning out of their balconies while on quarantine and signing as one. Even though mandatory isolation, they still came together - because we need each other.

As an international company, we know that we can come together to move towards a solution and rebuild. Henry Ford said, "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." This is a new beginning — an opportunity to come together, to be kind, to have integrity and to move towards success.

We will get through this, we will persevere, and we will do it together.

 

Kari, Carolyn, Karsyn and Jane

Equine Connection - The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning Inc.