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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. We train and support a network of TheHorseCourse Approved Facilitators, details can be found on the Contact page.

Below are the details for training with us to become a facilitator. If you are looking for other workshops that we offer, such as a Deep Dive Day, or our unique Non-Verbals Toolbox training, they can be found on the Services page.



If you are a Parelli level 3/4 student or a Parelli Instructor, you can apply now for our fast track facilitator training. Depending on your aptitude and experience you could complete the training in as little as 3 weeks. Training will be demanding and assessments will be ongoing and rigorous. If you do not pass an assessment you will receive clear feedback on areas to work on before a re- assessment.

This 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 centres. 

There are often opportunities for Approved TheHorseCourse Facilitators to get freelance work at our HQ in weymouth or one of our supported centres, see Contact.


We are completely redesigning the way we train people to become approved facilitators at TheHorseCourse. The new training is currently going through the process to become an ofqual-accredited qualification.

If you are over 18, horsey and passionate about helping people turn their lives around through an evidence-based horsemanship intervention – this could be your dream opportunity! We will be looking for horsey people who are calm and confident and who connect well with other people. It is not essential that you have experience with natural horsemanship but that would be a plus. We are designing a blended learning programme for the future which will combine online resources, home study and video or face-to-face horsemanship coaching. It is unlikely that this training will be suitable for candidates who do not have regular independent access to suitable horses.

Training will be demanding and assessments will be ongoing and rigorous. The length of time to gain this qualification through the new blended learning approach will depend on aptitude and prior knowledge and experience. We anticipate that it will take from 3-12 months of part time study and practice to complete, but could take longer. If you would like to register your interest, we hope to have the new programme available by late 2022.


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Patrons: Martin Clunes and Lord Knight of Weymouth