Why a Coach? 

The answers people seek is most-often within themselves.  The role of the coach is to guide the client through the process of discovering what needs to be done and encouraging them on the journey.  “Therapy looks to the past, whereas coaching looks to the future”.

Why do we do what we do?

We have seen lives changed, hopes renewed and spirits lifted – through the power and insights of a horse.
Because we want to teach other coaches how to partner with horses to change the lives of those desiring change.  

People deserve the opportunity to move forward; to greater, better lives and the horse can help them do that.

Do you want a career where you make a difference?

Welcome to a journey that will leave you excited, enthusiastic and enlightened.

During the EAL Canada EAPD Training you will

  • Come to know the science behind how the horse communicates, and how to use this knowledge when working with clients.
  • Understand the “Five Conflicts” © and how to apply proven methods to help clients identify and overcome conflicts.
  • Learn to develop equine exercises to work effectively with clients.
  • Have many opportunities to practice the exercises from both a Coaching and Client’s point of view. (One of the most powerful experiences of the program.)
  • Discover the seven ways of working with horses, including ground-based, mounted, positioning and viewing.
  • Learn how to work with groups as well as individuals.
  • Be provided access to the pre-packaged multi-session programs, including Trail of the Heart©, In Front of the Herd©, and EAL Associate ©
  • Be taught by trainers who have worked with EAL clients for many years.  Clients include individuals, families, First Nations and corporations. 

                                                         Pre-Course Study

Prior to the in-person course, you will receive a Pre-Course Study Package that will help prepare you for the full course. The Package is sent by email two weeks prior to the course.     Included is:

  • Understanding Equine Assisted Learning and the role of the Personal Development Coach.
  • Professional Standards and Code of Ethics,
  • Instincts, motivations and characteristics of individual horses and a deeper understanding of herd dynamics as applied to human interactions.
  • Safety for horse and human and much more.

                                                       In-Person Course

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, during which you will learn;

  • The science behind how horses interact with humans and how that information is so valuable when working with a horse as your partner.
  • To develop ways to initiate dialogue with your clients, helping them identify conflict and coaching them as they discover their own answers.
  • Each student will have several opportunities to be an EAPD Coach and to be a client. As a Coach you will experience firsthand the interaction between the client and horse.  You will also experience situations as a “client”. 

Feedback from your instructors and peers will ensure you get the most out of the session, walk away with new insights and material, feeling reassured that you can make a difference in the lives of those you touch.  There will be plenty of opportunities to learn, ask questions and share experiences.

The course fee covers the Pre-Course Study material, the EAPD Coach Course manual, EAL Canada Exercise Resources book, Equine Information Documents book, as well as lunch each day, snacks and water throughout the course and all handouts.

                                                           Upon Completion

You will receive Certification through EAL Canada as an Equine Assisted Personal
Development Coach (EAPD)

Become an Alumni of EAL Canada along with almost 300 other coaches from Canada, the USA, Mexico and Australia. 

Share ideas, ask for suggestions or feedback, and read about new and exciting information on Equine Assisted Learning as part of a closed Facebook Group. 

Access to a wealth of additional information provided by EAL Canada.

Access to already-developed courses that you can apply immediately to your business.


Equine Assisted Personal Development Coach