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The Application of Science and Best Practice to Equine Assisted Interventions and Activities.

Are you an Equine Professional and want to work with Equines in Therapy or Learning Programs? Are you a therapist that considers including EiT/L in your work? Do you already work with EiT/L programs, but want to enhance your knowledge and skills on equines, their welfare, safety and the role they play in these programs? Then this training is for you!

EiT/L Level 1 provides essential foundational knowledge for any practitioner working in the field of equine assisted therapy and learning programs. This course explores existing and emerging research in horses, equine cognition, and equine-human interactions and the practical application of this knowledge to individuals involved in equine assisted programs of all kinds. The course includes lectures by Emily Kieson PhD, MS, PgDip, ESMHL (Research Director at MiMer Centre) and Katarina Lundgren (Executive Director of MiMer Centre) covering theories and research in cognition, psychology, equine-human interactions, communication, stress, trauma, welfare, and the evolution of the horse. The purpose of this course is to serve as foundational knowledge from which to grow any equine assisted program and is model-independent.

We pride ourselves on teaching tools, not rules.

All levels of practitioners are welcome.

This online course covers the theoretical components of our Level 1 training and includes assignments for practicing critical skill sets. Completion of the course comes with a certificate ocompletion for the full level 1. You can still choose if you want to do the practial part online, or in person (the last option comes with an added cost).

Emily Kieson, PhD in Comparative PsychlogyTools Not Rules

You have a dream of working more closely with horses in your field, you don't need us to tell you what that looks like. But you might need help developing it.

The EiT/L series of courses is designed to provide a science and research-based approach to understanding the tools involved in working with horses in different equine assisted programs, as well as a critical evaluation of best practices. The course is developed by practitioners with experience in multiple equine assisted therapy and learning models and provides foundational knowledge for any model...or allows you to develop your own!

We focus on skill sets, knowledge, critical thinking, networking, self-awareness and science to help you develop the EAT/L program that fits what you want to achieve with your services, not a model that forces you to conform to a predetermined set of rules.

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Read more about what topics etc is covered in the whole 4-days in person training, this online training covers the theoretical parts and introduces you to how you can start practice your observational skills:

Equines in Therapy and Learning Programs - Level 1 - The Fundamentals


Katarina Lundgren

Emily Kieson

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