How can I take the Certification Course?There are two options;
"Too much happiness and relief, I realized after day two of taking this certification course that Equine Connection was precisely the objective-based, social-emotional ground work curriculum that I had been looking for over 5 years. Even after all my research with other equine-assisted programs/certifications, I could not find a research-based program for life skills with horses where I would not have to reinvent the wheel or be able to ensure results and not just happy, fuzzy moments. This course exceeded my expectations, and honestly believe the hype when people say they left feeling more empowered than when they began and reaped more than they expected. While Carolyn and Kari's infectious and powerful presence via social media was very attractive in making the (gulp) initial investment of purchasing the course, I was pleasantly surprised (maybe I'm just a tad too speculative or cynical) that their energy and positive intent was actually authentic and made the 5 days a real joy and inspiration to experience...
Is the Live Virtual Training in structured times or whenever I can attend?The webinar will run at the same time as an actual in person course. So you will be spending approximately six hours on the live webinar with us each day for five days. Make sure to be on time every day so you don’t miss out as these are not recorded to watch after.
Online Training ~ This is a course that you can learn at your pace with the same quality learning, but you can do over 4-months or sooner if you wish. All the theory, along with test questions to ensure you are ready for the final test at the end of the course. Pre-recorded training and learning presentation for each section of the course. You can ask questions through-out your training as we are a comment away.
So am I certified after the Virtual Interactive Certification Course/Online Certification Course?Almost! You still need to complete the hands-on training, but YES, you can start your business and get your business pack as well as get your online review course and access to the worldwide support group. You will have 12 months from the time you finish your course to complete your face to face 3-day training to get your tangible certificate.
Is the 3-day hands-on portion mandatory?Yes. All facilitators must receive hands-on experience to ensure that they are moving forward in the right direction with understanding how to hit your objectives in all the programs and ensure that the horse is the teacher versus you. You will be certified after after your course, meaning you can run your programs and business. You will then have a maximum of 12-months (however we recommend as soon as possible) to complete your 3-day in-person training where you will receive your final certificate in person. *NOTE: Due to the ongoing pandemic, we can be flexible with this time period as we do not have full control over gatherings or travel.
The hands-on portion is necessary is for a few reasons.
- To TRULY UNDERSTAND when the horse is speaking.
- To get you moving forward in your business and ensuring your facilitation is top-notch as soon as possible!
- You will have forgotten a lot of the theory training if you don’t put it into practice in an appropriate amount of time.
- It is all about experiential learning and you need to experience it as well.
- You get the expertise of the Instructors and the hundreds of programs they have run over the years!
- You will build your network with other facilitators.
- And obviously, because it is awesome.
Does it cost more because there is three more days of training?Nope! Not an extra penny! In fact, it will save you money in accommodations, food or any vehicle rentals for the hands-on portion as it’s only three days together versus the five-day in-person course!
Do I have to attend a specific face to face 3-day training?Nope, you can attend any of the face-to-face training at any location, whether it be one week after your initial online training or up to 12-months. A list of upcoming locations is located on our upcoming events on the website so you can choose the one that is the closest to you… or closest to warm weather.
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Is there a payment plan?YES! How it works is you pay 50% down and then have 5-months interest free to pay off the course balance.
Computers and I don’t mix! How can I do this?This still works for those who are NOT technologically savvy.
Don’t worry! We will give you step by step instructions on how to get on the Live Virtual Training and how to participate. We have selected a platform that is pretty much clicking, and you are in! If you choose the Online Training, it is a super easy platform to navigate through.