TheHorseCourse is a distinct methodology with a well-defined programme and a clear theory of change (see Evidence page). The programme's success relies strongly on the style and quality of the horsemanship.
Current Job Opportunities
Full-time or part-time facilitator job opportunity at our Weymouth HQ as a member of our team.
The Gloucester hub is looking for a new CEO / lead facilitator
Facilitator TrainingOur training is free of charge as our charitable aim is to spread the benefit of our work as widely as possible. We also support those who have the skills and potential to open and run their own centre. There are often opportunities for trained facilitators to get paid work at our centre or one of our supported hubs.
Before offering you our training, we will need to assess your horsemanship. We want to see a 5 minute video of you with a horse on a loose rope (or if you want to show off, at liberty) performing the following tasks:
1. Walk, trot, weave, halt and backup in harmony shoulder to shoulder
2. Put one hoof on a specific spot (beermat, sport dot etc) which is 3-4 metres away without moving your feet.
3. Move the horse sideways away from you without any physical contact.
The best way to submit this is to upload it to Youtube or vimeo and email us the link. <Coming soon> is a sample video showing the three tasks at a good level.
Depending on your horsemanship skills and background we will suggest one of three options:
- Work on your horsemanship and come back soon
- Join our intensive horsemanship support, in person and web-based
- Dive straight into our 3 day Theory Training, followed by shadowing our facilitators in participant sessions (subject to assessments at all stages)
Deep Dive Days
A Deep Dive Day is for anyone who is interested in learning more about our methodology and practice. We share all our materials, explain how our programmes work and answer any questions you would like to ask. This is NOT a training or a qualification, it is for those interested in discovering more about effective equine-assisted work.
You may be:
a mental health, social work or education professional
a horseman of any flavour
a Parelli student, not yet ready for our Facilitator training
an equine-assisted practitioner under a different methodology, wanting to widen your perspectives
Places can be booked for our 1 day Deep Dive at Eventbrite. Cost: £75 for the day.
We offer a 2 hour training in our specialism - reading non-verbal clues to emotions and having practical strategies to help yourself or others to shift to a more functional state. This is available to the public as well as professionals in mental health, education or social care. It is a fun, interactive workshop – you will learn lots about yourself, your family and friends, and how to maintain harmony at home and at work!
Professional taster sessions
For professionals in mental health, education or social care. A tour of our site, a hands on horse session (for those in the group who wish to) and information of when and how to refer.
Book a place at Eventbrite. FOC