4 Day EFL Facilitators Level 1 Clinic

Day One

Overview
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.

Horsemanship
What is it, what defines good horsemanship, how is it developed.
Appropriate videos
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

Demonstration
Horsemanship demonstration in round yard/arena. Building trust, carrying out basic EFL and possibly more advanced horsemanship and liberty.

Practical sessions
Participants to have sessions in round yard and get relationship going with horses including liberty work


Day Two

Demonstration
Demonstrate of possible EFL games in arena with one (or more) horses. Explore benefits of particular exercises/games for particular clients

Practical sessions
Participants to practice exercises/games as demonstrated and continue horsemanship development

EFL Clients
Who are the clients, what types of challenges do they present, how to adapt sessions.

Practical sessions
Participants to plan an EFL session based on scenarios provided by trainers and present to the group. Role play of EFL sessions

Evening Session
WWC, First Aid, suitable insurance/indemnity (horse and people), First Aid kits – horse and human, record keeping, finance


Day Three

Demonstration
Demonstration of an EFL session with client(s) for participants to observe

Practical sessions
Participants to undertake sessions with clients. Assessment sheets to be completed

Practical sessions
More work with clients if possible, some role play


Day Four

Review possible resolutions for challenging situations or activities. Challenging clients and horses.
Participant review
Individual reviews

Practical sessions
Possible further demonstration of “difficult” horse.
Final discussions


AEFLEFL Level 1 Facilitator Clinic