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Become an Equine-Facilitated Learning 

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Why choose The HERD Institute  ?


If you've been considering 

The HERD Institute

The Human-Equine Relational Development (HERD) Institute offers training and certification programs focused on growth, learning & relationship development with horses. Training facilitators across the globe, membership at The HERD Institute provides access to an exceptional community of horsemen and women. Their focus on authenticity in each experience and their strong stance on compassionate horsemanship, make them a leader in the industry of EFPL (equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning).

A new member of the HERD faculty, Sam Thorpe, founder and Director of Equi Evolution, leads the HERD model EFL training certification programs year-round. Consisting of a combination of online learning and an in-person intensive, this training offers the flexibility and hands-on learning experience conducive to any learning style and schedule. And with satellite training facilities around the world, including our very own farm here in Cumberland, RI, you can access your training in way that is convenient for you. 

Whether you are thinking about starting your own center, working with a program already established in your area, or simply looking to add to your toolbox of interpersonal and equine development, this program has something for you!

Follow the link below to learn more, and begin your journey today!

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