WHAT ARE YOUR CREDENTIALS?

Brenda and Janelle combined have over 20 years of therapy experience. We hold Certificates and Accreditation in:

  • Certified Equine Sports Therapist – Graduates of B.C. College of Equine Therapy
  • Registered Massage Therapist – Alberta College of Massage Therapy
    Sanctioned Instructor Training – Foundation of Integrated Therapies For Animals
  • Positional Hepads – Upledger Institute​
  • CranioSacral Therapy Level 1 & 2 – Upledger Institute
  • SomatoEmotional Release Level 1 & 2 – Upledger Institute
  • EcoSomatics Equine Level 1-3 – Upledger Institute
  • Teaching Assistant Qualified – EcoSomatics Equine Level 1-3 – Upledger Institute
  • Swedish Relaxation Massage Therapy – St. Albert Training Institute

Continuing Education Courses:

  • Hoof Balance – B.C.C.E.T.
  • Advanced Emotional Therapy – B.C.C.E.T.
  • Magnetic Therapy – B.C.C.E.T.
  • Equine Applied Kinesiology

Equine Industry Experience:

  • Colt Starting/Horse Training – Combined over 17 years
  • Trainers License – Alberta Racing Commission – 6 years​

Competitive Disciplines Include:​

  • Barrel Racing
  • Three Day Eventing
  • Reining

WHAT IS THE LAYOUT OF THE WEEKEND?

FIT for Animals Workshops:
The Workshops are 2 day weekends which typically run Saturday-Sunday. Each day runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. We spend our mornings in the classroom doing book work and our afternoons with the horses doing hands-on application.

Online Accredited Programs:
The Online Accredited Program information is released monthly. Students will be able to log in to their Student Portal to receive their class material, assignments, grades and more. Students can expect to complete case studies, assignments and written exams throughout the course duration. A three day intensive review shall be offered at the end of the program, before students begin their two day final exam process.

B.C. College of Equine Therapy Program:
The BCCET is a 2 year program which runs Friday & Saturday every 4 weeks. Each day runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mornings are spent in the classroom doing book work and our afternoons with the horses doing hands-on application. Each month begins with an exam on the previous months information.

HOW MANY HOURS IS EACH COURSE?

FIT for Animals Workshop:
Workshops are 16 hours with students spending time both in the classroom and hands-on with the horses.

Accredited Program:

  • Accredited Programs are 550 hours.
  • 60 hours online instruction
  • 85 hours hands-on horse time
  • 200 hours case studies
  • 200 hours study time
  • 5 hours final exam

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Boots or hiking shoes with heel, weather appropriate outdoor wear, long pants, pens, highlighters, pencil crayons, additional note paper and lunch. Manuals and all course material will be provided.

DO I RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE?

Workshops:
Students who participate in the workshops do not receive a certificate.
Equine Accredited Programs:
Students who participate in the Accredited Programs will receive a certificate of accreditation upon graduation.
Successful graduates must achieve a passing final mark of 80% on written and practical examination, monthly examination and completion of case studies.

Equine Sports Therapist:

Option 1.
Students who complete the BCCET curriculum will receive a certificate of accreditation upon graduation.
Successful graduates must achieve a passing final mark of 70% on written and practical examinations, monthly examination and completion of case studies.

Option 2.
Students who complete all of the Accredited Equine Programs are eligible to write an exam to receive a diploma in Equine Sports Therapy.

Canine Accredited Programs:
Students who participate in the Accredited Programs will receive a certificate of accreditation upon graduation.
Successful graduates must achieve a passing final mark of 80% on written and practical examination, monthly examination and completion of case studies.

Canine Sports Therapist:
Students who complete all of the Accredited Canine Programs are eligible to write an exam to receive a diploma in Canine Sports Therapy.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN CERTIFICATION VS. DIPLOMA?

CERTIFICATIONS are specialized and industry specific. DIPLOMAS are specialized but more in depth than certificates.

HOW LONG IS EACH THERAPY SESSION?

For EQUINE THERAPY SESSIONS, each appointment is approximately 1 hour. We feel that true therapy does not follow a step-by-step protocol. Each horse is approached as a unique individual and thus allows for a tailored session specific to their unique needs. By tuning into and addressing the core issues presented by the body, this allows us to be meticulous and thorough in an efficient manner.

For CANINE THERAPY SESSIONS, each appointment is approximately 1 hour. Each canine treatment is tailored to address the specific needs of the body.

For SADDLE FITTING SESSIONS, each appointment is approximately 1.5-2 hours. This combination session includes assessment of the saddle, assessment of saddle fit on the horse, discussion of correction possibilities and related balancing of the body.

WHO REGULATES THE EQUINE THERAPY INDUSTRY?

Within Canada, there is no Provincial or Federal legislation that regulates the equine therapy industry.

INSURANCE COVERAGE?

There are a few agencies that offer insurance but the coverage is costly and may set restrictions on disciplines and therapies performed. It is not required to carry insurance in order to operate as an equine therapist.

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