Learn to work with horses online - how does that work?

For many years we've been offering our popular course for Equine Assisted Coaches and Trainers in Austria. After all this time and with all the experiences we have gained, we have designed an online course for you: location independency, free time management and with everything you need to get started.

There is always something happening at Mareike Ahrend's farm. On her "horse bridge" everything revolves around coaching, training and meaningful encounters between people and animals. But for some horse lovers, the farm as a training location in Wernersdorf, Austria is too far away.

We therefore asked ourselves how we could make Mareike's Horse Assisted Training & Coaching course accessible to as many people as possible who are looking for high-quality, hands-on training for their hearts and minds and who want to fulfill their dream of working with horses.

The result? A colourful online course that brings the feeling and learning experience of live training to your living room.
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The equine coaching certification course ONLINE
Become a certified Equine Assisted Coach from home 

The complete course for equine assisted training and coaching includes a total of more than 8 hours of video material in over 60 didactically diverse units. You can expect interactive online learning material, a comprehensive work folder with background information and access to a learning community that can serve as a peer group and network.
To learn how horse assisted coaching and training works in practice, you can watch demo coaching sessions with english subtitles and get started with the help of checklists, instructions and scripts. 

Learn to work with horses online - how does that work?

The wonderful thing about our online course is that you can work with your own horse or a horse you are familiar with (e.g. a friend's horse, your foster horse or your riding partner) right from the start. This familiarity gives you support and allows you to build up a coaching style step by step with which you can ideally support your clients in the future. Of course, we will provide you with all the material you need to learn how to work safely and correctly from the very beginning.

In addition, digital methods have proven themselves in this area in recent years. Theoretical content can often be learned even better online, as you can do it at your own pace and at your preferred times.

The online training therefore offers you more freedom than a live presence training and due to our high quality standards you can be sure that you will learn everything you need to get started as a Horse Assisted life Coach.

Starter kit for Equine Assisted Coaches and Trainers – Mareikes Coaching Case 

To get you started as soon as possible, Mareike has put together a high-quality case that includes all the important materials you need to work:
  • Coaching cards
  • Checklists & instructions for outdoor work
  • Brushes
  • Exercise cones
  • Fabric tarpaulin

  • Lead rope
  • and much more
The case will be sent directly to your door as soon as you book your course. So you have all the tools at hand that horse assisted coaches and trainers need. Mareike's quality check is included 😉  
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What's included?

Our online course offers very diverse content. Look at the list of things you get when booking our Equine Assisted Coaching Course!

To name just a few...

Lots of Video Content

More than 8 hours of high quality video material divided into different 60+ units - everything recorded in our own video studio at il institute.

Access to the active learning community in your "il LearnWorld"

Participate in our online forum, share thoughts and ideas, increase connection, receive help with your studies

Interactive online learning material

Outstanding online learning formats like quizzes, downloadable PDFs and more. We will check your assignments  and grade your performance.

Top coaching case 

Especially compiled, unique and equipped with high quality material that you can use in your own equine coaching sessions

Equine assisted coaching certification

After completing all course content including assignments you'll receive your own equestrian coaching certificate. This will enable you to demonstrate your expertise to your clients in the future. 

Checklists, instructions and scripts for outdoor work

We created self-made and lovingly designed process flow charts and cards with checklists for the different coaching topics. You can find these online in the course as well as printed out in your suitcase.

Who is this online course for? 

  • People who enjoy working with horses and would like to support others in their work.
  • Additional training for coaches who would like to integrate horses into their work
  • Coaches who would like to offer horse assisted seminars
  • Already trained animal or horse assisted coaches who want to develop their skills and are looking for videos and material to watch and use again and again
  • People who want to put experiential learning into practice
  • People who want a qualitative, comprehensive training and who want to remain independent of time and place. So if Lower Austria were too far away for you as a location or the module dates were not compatible with your calendar, this course now offers maximum flexibility and independence

    So what are you waiting for? Become part of our il Online Academy community and start your digital training to become an equine assisted coach soon! Let's go on an animally learning adventure 🐎
Would you like to find out more details about the il Online Academy?

Click here to go to the website. If you have any questions, you can find our FAQs on the course page. You can also contact us at any time via team@il.co.at 😊