The Application of Science to Equine Assisted Interventions and Activities
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 of theory completion for the theoretical online component. Full course completion involves participation in a two-day intensive to be scheduled by participants for a later date.