RingLeader Equine Coach Training
RingLeader Equine Coach Training LAUNCHES its inaugural classes in 2017!
IF YOU LOVE YOUR WORK AS A THERAPIST OR COACH, ARE NATURALLY PROCESS ORIENTED, AND ARE DRAWN TO WORK WITH HORSES, THEN THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU.
This coach training, limited to no more than 8 trainees per session, 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 learning on-site at the 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.
- 4 preparatory classes via video conference
- 7-Day Intensive Training On-Site with programming from 8 am until 6 pm daily
- Comfortable on-site lodging for the duration of the on-site, plus 2 meals and hearty snacks and beverages daily
- 2 private supervisory sessions following the on-site
Where: BLUE STAR RANCH in Cashiers, NC
Session 2: Check in at the BSR bunkhouse on Saturday, September 9, and check out on Sunday, September 17
Fee: $10,500, inclusive of all horse fees, horse handler staff, supplies, classes, on-site training, supervision, lodging, and 2 meals daily
* 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 you get:
- Four 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 Student-Faculty ratio
- A 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
- A daily schedule 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
- A Certificate of Completion on Day 7. Yes, 4 classes and one week and you’re certified. Trained and ready to roll.
- Two hours of individual supervision within 3 months following the on-site
- 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 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
What’s not included:
- Travel expenses to and from Cashiers, NC
- Dinners (note that the bunkhouse has a full kitchen)
- Horse riding; there is no riding for guests at Blue Star Ranch
Successful candidates for RLC Training will:
- be confident coaches or therapists 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.
- 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 professional coaching if their own skills are not adequate to manage the simultaneous roles of both coach and handler.
Sample Daily Schedule:
- 8 am – 9 am: Barn work: muck stalls; catch, halter, and lead horses from the pasture; feed and groom horses; follow safety procedures
- 9 am – 10:30 am: Breakfast and didactic sessions
- Topics include: Equine Psychology, Theory of Equine Mirroring, How to Begin and End a Session, Process Observation, Questioning Strategies, RLC Leadership Coaching Model, RLC Relationship Coaching Model, Safety, Ethics, Fear in the Arena, Boundary Work in the Arena, Principles of Synchronicity and Learning Theory
- 11 am – 1 pm: Horse and Coaching skills practice in the Round Pen
- 1 pm – 2 pm: Lunch and break for rest (hammocks, labyrinth, and hiking trails open)
- 2 pm – 5 pm: Coaching Practice and Supervision in the Arenas
- 5 pm – 6:30 pm: Daily T-Group for group processing
Applications for the 2017 RingLeader Equine Coach Training will be considered by the application committee on a first-come, first served basis until the session is filled to capacity. Notification of acceptance to the program will occur within 3 weeks of receipt of your application, at which time a non-refundable deposit of $3,500 is due.
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.
Upcoming RingLeader Coach Training
Trish Ring Ph.D.
Master Life Coach & Equine Coach
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.Read More About Trish
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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