4 Day EFL Facilitators Level 1 Clinic
Introduction to AEFL, Clinic Outline, outcomes and objectives, future activities, skill requirements for this clinic
What is EFL?
History, background, recent times, comparison with other equine therapies, current thinking and applications.
What is it, what defines good horsemanship, how is it developed.
Health and safety around horses & EFL in general.
What makes a good EFL horse, how to assess, how to train
Horse Personality Decoder – a valuable tool to help quickly identify and assess certain traits and characteristics and how this will affect a horses’ suitabiity for EFL
Horsemanship demonstration in round yard/arena. Building trust, carrying out basic EFL and possibly more advanced horsemanship and liberty.
Participants to have sessions in round yard and get relationship going with horses including liberty work
Demonstrate of possible EFL games in arena with one (or more) horses. Explore benefits of particular exercises/games for particular clients
Participants to practice exercises/games as demonstrated and continue horsemanship development
Who are the clients, what types of challenges do they present, how to adapt sessions.
Participants to plan an EFL session based on scenarios provided by trainers and present to the group. Role play of EFL sessions
WWC, First Aid, suitable insurance/indemnity (horse and people), First Aid kits – horse and human, record keeping, finance
Demonstration of an EFL session with client(s) for participants to observe
Participants to undertake sessions with clients. Assessment sheets to be completed
More work with clients if possible, some role play
Review possible resolutions for challenging situations or activities. Challenging clients and horses.
Possible further demonstration of “difficult” horse.