About Us

OUR WHY

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Equine Facilitated Coaching and Wellness (EFCW) Certification was created by Chad Lyman, Kelley Chaplin and Cristi Rose. After many  years of working with horses and people we found a need for quality training that would positively serve both horses and clients.  In an effort to set a high standard of excellence in the field  we developed a certification program that allows participants  to achieve three different levels of proficiency in EFCW; fundamental, proficient, and advanced. After the each certification level trainee's will work with a mentor to support them in preparing for their certification requirements. 


The certification program ensures that wellness and equine professionals are thoroughly cross-trained. Wellness professionals who are already skilled in their field are becoming proficient in equine work, while trainees who are already skilled in working with horses are receiving intensive wellness training. As trainees complete the three years of intensive study required to reach the the advanced  level of certification, they will have attained an unmatched level of competency that better serves their clients and the profession at large.

Values

  ●Honesty ●Courage ●Transparency  ●Integrity 

●Empathy  ●Authenticity ●Safety   

Why EFCW?

 •Relationships with horses require focus and presence.

•The power and size of a horse acts as an equalizer, and requires a respectful approach to the relationship.

  

•Appropriate relationships with horses require mutual trust, leadership, and respect.

•Horses will forgive legitimate mistakes, and keenly understand motivation.

•Working with horses provides a safe place to practice and build skills by which human relationships can also be built and sustained.

TRAININGS

EFCW FUNDAMENTAL TRAINING

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At the fundamental level, participants must display an ability to work around horses with basic competency. Participants must earn a certain number of hours of riding time, practice group facilitation skills, and demonstrate an understanding of basic horse and human 

EFCW PROFICIENT TRAINING

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At the proficient level, candidates must log 100 hours of riding time, begin to train horses using Carolyn Resnick’s seven Waterhole Rituals and other Natural Horsemanship techniques, and demonstrate proficiency in conducting EFCW activities with clients.  

EFCW ADVANCED TRAINING

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Advanced certification candidates will be able to train a horse from start to finish, demonstrating complete proficiency as a horse trainer and coach.   Upon completion of this level trainees will be able to apply for CBEIP National Certification.


EFCW Fundamental Cost

$1600

Includes:

3-Day training

Training  Materials

Mentor

Daily Lunch

Does not include travel expenses 

or 

1 year mentorship fee

EFCW Proficient Cost

$1800

Includes:

3 Day training

Training  Materials

Mentor

Daily Lunch

Does not include travel expenses 

or 

1 year mentorship fee


EFCW Advanced Cost

$2100

Includes:

4-Day training

Training  Materials

Mentor

Daily Lunch

Does not include travel expenses 

or 

1 year mentorship fee

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Equine Facilitated Coaching and Wellness

Email: EquineAssistedCoachingOC@gmail.com

(949) 874-1236