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4 Day EFL Facilitators Level 1 Clinic

Day One

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.
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’ suitability for EFL

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

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

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


Day Three

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 or activities requested by participants
Final discussions

To successfully attain Level 1 participants must complete a further 10 hours of practical work with associated video and documentary evidence.  Criteria for this are discussed at the clinic.


To successfully become an AEFL Level 1 Facilitator, you will need to complete these assessment items

  1. Complete an minimum on 10 hours working with clients

  2. Evidence of hours to submitted by providing post session evaluations forms, video footage and client evaluation forms.

  3. Complete the Horse Health & Welfare Module online (The Link will be provided)

Clinic Booking

All Clinic Bookings require a 25% deposit.
This can be made prior to your application/registration being accepted in order to hold your position in the clinic. If your
application/registration is not accepted your deposit will be immediately refunded.

If you cancel your position in the clinic less than 3 weeks prior to the clinic/workshop your deposit will not be returned.

Full payment for clinic/workshops etc (accommodation and catering if required) is required no later than 4 working days prior to clinic/workshop. All payments for clinic/workshops fee’s and AEFL Services are to be made out to Australian Equine Facilitated Learning Pty Ltd. Please contact us for all available payment options.

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