Welcome to the School of Equestrian Therapy. We certify and do supervision of equestrian therapists

School of Equestrian Therapy. Certified training of equestrian therapists

We offer an education based on a well-founded concept that is unique and build on learnings from long experience in your own practice. Since 1998, we have developed and tested this through series of courses, supervision and not least our own experiences.

Our School is located at Røsnæs in Denmark (see location in Google Maps).

The horse as a colleague in equestrian therapy

  • Being with the horse is a very important component in becoming an equestrian therapist. They give us an opportunity for union, with ourselves on a deeper level, and with our surroundings.

    The horse is a good partner in riding-therapeutic contexts. The horse is not burdened by worries and negative thoughts. It feels through direct perception of the surrounding environment.

  • Being with the horse is a very important component in becoming an equestrian therapis
  • It responds sincerely and directly to the body language and the underlying emotions that man encounters it with.

    We focus on the horse’s health, the horse’s education, on safety and routines in dealing with the horse.

    We will work with confidence exercises, side movements, lunging, hand horse riding and horsemanship.

Who will gain from the equestrian therapist training?

  • The education into equestrian therapist is aimed at persons who want to involve or expand the use of horses and nature in the work with people and clients.

  • Udvikling af personer der allerede benytter hesten i deres arbejde
  • Persons who already use the horse in their work, and who need further development of personal and professional qualities.

Become an Equestrian Therapist. The education consists of 3 modules

The 3 modules can be taken individually or as a serie of course with a final exam and certification.

The equestrian therapist training consistes of 3 modules taken with pauses over approximately 6-8 months.


Equestrian Therapy Training Module 1

Module 1 Basic introductions to the concept equestrian therapy

The student connects the concept to own education and practice. The contact between horse, client and equestrian therapist is described and practiced. We work with Mindfulness. We teach basic ethical standpoints necessary for working with clients.


Equestrian Therapy Training Module 2

module 2 meditative practice

Presence is a necessary part of the contact between horse, client and therapist in the riding therapy practice. In order to master this aspect, a meditative practice is a prerequisite. We use Mindfulness combined with horses and nature.


Equestrian Therapy Training Module 3

module 3 equestrian therapy work using horses

The student must be able to establish a relationship of trust between himself and the horse. You have to understand and respect the nature of the horse in order to create a good framework for client work. The module is focusing on the horse’s health, the horse’s education, on safety and routines in dealing with the horse. Work is done with confidence exercises, side movements, lunging, hand horse riding and horsemanship.

Access to the program takes place after a personal interview.

We hope you are interested in participating into our educational program and become Become an certified Equestrian Therapist.

To ensure a high level of education we speek with all interested persons before they can join the program.

Please call us or send us an mail to show your interest. You are also welcome to use our contact formular on our contact page (in Danish language sorry)

Meet Helle who is educated as equestrian therapists by the school for Equestrian Therapy

  • Mød Helle som er uddannet rideterapeut hos skolen for rideterapi
    Helle Rohde
    The owner and Equestrian Therapist of ‘Stald Balle’. A riding school using Icelandic horses in Mårslet, Denmark.
    Riding instructor, primary school teacher, foster mother and riding therapist
  • The training to become an equestrian therapist has meant a lot to my life. Both on the professional side but also on the personal. Through the education, the locks of life are opened and a journey begins. It is an amazing journey that one could wish for everyone.

    I have been working as a therapist with the horses since I graduated and I feel really well situated to give my students and clinets the best possible experinces. I would warmly recommend the education to you who are passionated about improving yourself and helping others “.