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Equines in Therapy (EiT) - Level 1


  • Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center 18675 NE 106th Street Redmond United States (map)

Trainers: Katarina Felicia Lundgren & Emily Kieson

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

A theoretical and practical training has a 3 day and a 4 day option — the 4th day is focused on trauma-informed work. It qualifies for PATH CEUs for all certifications (3 days is 14 CE which includes 2 CR, 4 days is 20 CE which includes 2 CR and 6 DE).

EiT presents an alternative approach to understanding equine-assisted therapies and activities through science and research that supports new and existing models.

The EiT training includes fundamental information that can be applied to every model and method where equines are taking part in therapy and learning programs.

Days 1-3 combine lectures, observation exercises with horses and humans, and group discussions. All lectures, activities, and discussions build upon the previous day’s knowledge and application to equine-assisted therapies. The days are tailored to participant needs and interests, so questions, short discussions, and brief group conversations often punctuate the day. While all material is covered, the trainings allow time for tailoring the knowledge to the participants’ needs.

Day 4 focuses on practicing the skill sets and knowledge learned in previous days in a practical setting, but also includes a special section on trauma. The lectures focus on the application of learned knowledge, skills, and perspective in a practice environment.

For more information on the training, visit: http://mimercentre.org/index.php/education/equines-in-therapy-eit-level-1 


 ***To register with the $50 Little Bit staff/volunteer discount:

1) Fill out the Registration Form PDF and email it to: katarina@mimercentre.org 

 2) Mimer Centre will email you a PayPal invoice with the discount applied, which can be paid online by debit/credit card. (Unless you prefer to make a direct transfer, which you can indicate on the form.)

 You can learn more about the Mimer Centre here