Training & certification to become a horse-assisted coach

From May 2022, Barão de São João, Algarve, Portugal

Horse-assisted coaching harnesses the power of horses to reflect people and initiate change.

Do you want to learn this healing work with horses? Working with horses to help people in their process? Develop yourself and live your potential?

Then this training is for you.

In the training you will learn to work with respect and trust with horses and people in the context of horse-assisted coaching. You learn and experience which practical exercises are applicable in which context.

Contents of the training:

  • Horsemanship & Know-how: Horse psychology, horse ethology, social behavior, instincts, herd rituals
  • Horse language, non-verbal communication
  • Reading and understanding horses
  • Safety aspects in working with horses and coachees
  • Mindful and conscious handling of horses and coachees
  • Coaching: Theory and transfer
  • Coaching with The Work of Byron Katie
  • Neuroplastic Basics & Heart Brain Coherence: Theory and Exercises
  • Meditations
  • Practical coaching exercises with horses
  • Self-reflection and feedback session
The only requirement is the willingness to work on your own topics and to enter into an open exchange with the other participants based on trust and respect. Part of the training is participation in preparatory seminars (see below). Horse experience is not required. For those who have no experience with horses, there is the possibility of an additional basic course.

Participation in the preparatory seminars is a prerequisite for starting the training. You are flexible in terms of time. You can do all the seminars in one year or spread them out over a longer period of time. Only the two training weeks should be attended within 12 months. Exceptions are possible by arrangement.

Online seminars:

After the first training week we all meet regularly online for exchange, supervision and mutual support. All participants are invited to conduct practice coaching sessions with coachees from the first week of training. These will be presented and discussed as examples.

There will be 6 online sessions of 1,5-2 hours length.

Conclusion & Beginning

After the second week of training, during which what has been learned is deepened and practised, a practical examination takes place on the last day. For this, the prospective coach leads a coachee through a coaching session.

After successful completion of the exam, each participant receives a certificate as a horse-supported coach.

This is the conclusion of the training and the beginning of one’s own horse-supported coaching career. Even after graduation I am available for questions and supervision. Furthermore, there is the possibility to gain further experience as an assistant at my seminars. Nobody is thrown in at the deep end and left alone. The herd and I as the lead mare are always present.

Prices 2022:

€ 3.115 for the complete training & certification course (2 practical training weeks, 6 Online seminars, certification)

2022/23 Dates:

First coach training week: October 31 – November 4, 2022

Second coach training week: April 24-28,  2023

Dates of the preparatory seminars/courses:

Journey to Your True Self:  May 16-20, 2022

Join-Up / Natural Horsemanship course:  May 23-27 & October 24-28, 2022

Maximum number of participants: 8

Location: Barão de São João, Algarve, Portugal