RingLeader Equine Coach Training
Certified RingLeader Coaches Class of 2017!
Arm in Arm Coaching gives clients the added assurance of working with a coach in the round pen.
Our certified coaches center themselves before a round of herding with Gypsy.
Visiting clients allow coaches in training an opportunity to test our their newly learned skills with the assistance of Faculty members.
Bonding with a horse is an unforgettable experience and never gets old.
DISCOVER WHAT YOUR HORSE HAS TO TEACH YOU ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR PRACTICE. ADD JOY AND PRESENT-MOMENT AWARENESS TO YOUR WORK, WHILE ENGAGING WITH A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY OF LIKE-MINDED PROFESSIONALS.
This coach training, limited to no more than 10 trainees, is designed for people who are already-skilled coaches or therapists who want to add the power and beauty of equine coaching to their skill set. It’s a fast, intense, and highly effective training program that includes didactic instruction, individual and group supervision, and immersion in experiential, on-site learning at beautiful Blue Star Ranch.
Unlike other equine training programs, RingLeader Equine Coach Training will enable you to quickly develop competence as a coach directing clients in the arena with the assistance of horse handler. Though you will develop handling skills, you will never work alone with a horse; you will always be accompanied by a staff person who is trained to assist you.
- 6 preparatory classes via video conference
- 7-Day Intensive Training On-Site with programming from 8:30 am until 6 pm daily
- Comfortable lodging for the duration of the on-site, plus 2 meals and hearty snacks and beverages daily
- A celebration dinner on the last evening
- 2 Follow-up classes following the on-site via video conference
- 1 private supervisory sessions following the on-site
Where: BLUE STAR RANCH in Cashiers, NC
What you get:
- Six video conference classes and assigned readings to prepare you for the on-site
- 7 Days of immersive, on-site learning at Blue Star Ranch, personally directed by Dr. Trish Ring and assisted by certified faculty with a 2:1 trainee-faculty ratio
- RingLeader Equine Coaching training manual written by Dr. Ring
- Communal housing for the duration of the on-site (no lodging fees!), along with breakfast, lunch, and hearty snacks daily; celebratory dinner on the final evening
- Daily schedule (8:30 am to 6 pm) that includes Barn Skills, Horse Handling Skills, Theory and Practice of Equine Coaching, Hands-On Practice, Individual and Group Supervision, and time to relax and play with the horses
- Certificate of Completion on Day 7. Yes, six classes and one week and you’re certified. Trained and ready to roll. *
- Three hours of follow-up classes and one hour of individual supervision within 3 months following the on-site
- Inclusive of all horse fees, horse handler staff, supplies, classes, on-site training, supervision, lodging, and two meals daily
- Ongoing support for your equine coaching practice
- A place to practice: Reduced fees for bringing your own clients to Blue Star Ranch, including housing for you, the facilitator, and staffing with a horse handler for your coaching or workshop sessions
- Marketing support: Your BSR coaching days and workshops will be featured on the Blue Star Ranch website and your photo and bio will be featured on the Certified RingLeader Coaches page of the website
* This program has been reviewed and approved by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Office Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) to offer 28 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credit for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive CE credit. Partial credit is not awarded. The CEP Office maintains responsibility for the delivery of the sessions.
What’s not included:
- Travel expenses to and from Cashiers, NC
- Dinners (note that the lodging has a full kitchen)
- Horse riding; Blue Star Ranch does not offer horse riding for guests
Successful candidates for RLC Training will:
- be confident coaches, therapists, or helping professionals who know how to support emotionally vulnerable clients inside or outside of the arena.
- follow the ethical guidelines of their profession and the Blue Star Ranch Guidelines for Visiting Facilitators.
- be physically able to be on their feet and practice safe horse handling for 7 full days.
- be willing to fully participate in being coached and coaching peer trainees and volunteer clients.
- have the emotional resiliency to address personal issues, self-regulate, and move seamlessly into the student/coach role even as personal issues arise.
- be willing to fully participate in a daily training T-Group modeled on that described in Yalom’s The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy.
- be responsible for their own energy and inevitable projections as the training progresses, and be willing to address concerns in the T-Group.
- be prepared to receive kind, immediate, and direct supervisory feedback in a fast-paced learning environment.
- bring their own expertise to the RLC Training experience, and experiment with integrating RLC best practices into their own unique brand of experiential therapy/coaching.
- understand the limits of this training, and engage their own horse handlers to assist their subsequent professional coaching if their own skills are not adequate to manage the simultaneous roles of both coach and handler.
Questions? Email Trish@TrishRing.com
Learn all about the RingLeader Equine Coach Training from the faculty themselves, Trish Ring, Meagan English, Yvette McIntire, and Ali Smallpage.
April 5th Q&A call with RingLeader Equine Coach Training Faculty.
March 1st Q&A call with RingLeader Equine Coach Training Faculty.
“The four faculty members are superior instructors, wonderful role models & mentors. Their commitment, focus, & passion is contagious! This training is 5 Blue Stars! I felt cared for, clear on what was expected of me, safe to experiment, respected as a person & a coach & supported by everything provided from the meals to the freedom to take care of business when I was called away. Overall, I am amazed at how much information we received & skill we developed in such a short time.”
-Kitty Flewelling, Certified RingLeader Equine Coach,
Class of 2017
“This training was an excellent immersion in equine coaching. The faculty’s individual knowledge, coaching styles, and great cohesion as a teaching team insured deep and thorough instruction. The manual supported the training very well and has been a great resource post-training. The value of this training far exceeded the investment!”
– Ann Crouse, Certified RingLeader Equine Coach,
Class of 2017
RLCT Certified Coaches & Faculty Members
Learn more about our qualified group of Certified RingLeader Equine Coaches.Certified Equine Coach Bios
Trish Ring Ph.D.
Master Life Coach & Equine Coach
Read More About Trish
Dr. Trish Ring has been practicing psychotherapy since 1990 and has reinvented her practice many times – as a professor, consultant, radio host, author, and coach. Her career has taken her on many paths of discovery and magical happenings, and she now devotes her time to coaching executives, workshop participants, and fellow coaches at Blue Star Ranch in Cashiers, NC, where she and her husband Carl are building their dream home and have established the ranch as the premier equine coaching facility in the American Southeast.
Certified Life and Equus Coach
Meagan English is a Certified Life and Equus Coach™, as well as an author, speaker and consultant. Meagan specializes in helping professional men and women to discover what they want most, what’s standing in their way, and then supports them in breaking through those obstacles to achieve their very best – in both their life, and career (primarily via one-on-one coaching and Equus Coaching events).
Master Life Coach & Certified Equus Coach
Yvette McIntire is a Master Life Coach and Certified Equus Coach, who partners people with horses in equine assisted ground activities empowering clients to embrace and express their true self.
She “preaches” self-love and acceptance as a fast-track path to life fulfillment and believes there is no better way to reveal your level of honest self-expression than in the arena with a horse.
Award Winning Equestrian Rider and Coach
Ali Smallpage has been teaching riders, training horses, and educating horsemanship since she was 16 years old. Early on, it was obvious that Ali has a tremendous ability to break down complicated concepts and explain them multiple ways until the student understood, whether the student be human or equine.Read More
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