The EAPD Coach Course is a made up of two parts, the Pre-Course Preparation package © which is sent to participants by email one month prior to the course and the five day in-person training. The horses for the course are provided by the host facility.
Cost of the course is $4000 plus GST. A payment plan can be arranged. Deposit plus 3 or 4 equal payments for the balance.
The course fee covers the Pre-Course Preparation© material, the EAPD Coach Course Manual©
EAL Canada Exercise Resource Books 1 and 2© , Equine Information Documents booklet© , and EAL Wrangler Course© .
Morning coffee and lunch is provided each day (dietary restrictions are met to the best of our ability), as well as snacks and water throughout the day.
Check the Course Schedule for a course near you.
To register for this course you must be 18 years of age or older. Your experience should include basic care of horses including grooming, tacking up and down, safety and well-being. You need to be comfortable working with a client both on the ground and in a mounted exercise.
PRE-COURSE PREPARATION PACKAGE
A month prior to the in-person course, you will receive a Pre-Course Preparation package that will help you prepare for the full course. The information in the package ensures students have a similar knowledge base as they enter the course.
Students will write an exam on the Pre-Course Preparation material the first day and must pass it in order to continue with the rest of the course.
Included in the Pre-Course Study material is:
These five days will change your life. It is intense, exciting and sometimes emotional. The course is hands-on, experiential in nature, and incredibly satisfying. The course will be both classroom and hands-on with the horses. You will gain experience as both a "client" and Coach.
Classroom time is usually mornings, with topics such as:
Time with the horse is usually in the afternoons and include:
Each day ends with a debriefing, reviewing both the classroom material and the experiences working with the horses. This provides an additional opportunity to ask questions and request clarification.
The final day of the course will include an exam on the material taught during the 5 days.
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Canada provides the certification for its students based on;
successfully completed the initial exam based on the Pre-Course Study material, a final exam based on the material learned during the Course, as well as their performance throughout the hands-on portion of the Course. Each student signs an agreement with EAL Canada that includes our Code of Ethics and receives their certificate.
Become one of almost 300 participants from Canada, USA, Mexico and Australia who have taken this training. Upon completion you become an Active Alumni and will be given access to a closed Facebook Page where Coaches share ideas, ask for suggestions or feedback, read about new and exciting EAL research. You also have access to already-developed courses that you can apply to your business, newly developed material and availability to EAL Staff for questions and feedback.
To maintain your Active Alumni status each year, there is an annual alumni fee currently set at $52.50 (2024), that is invoiced the beginning of each year.