EQUINE FOUNDATION COURSES of a day's duration - $150. Instructors - Dale Speedy, Camille Nelson, Scott Baker. The Equine Foundation Course covers -
Observations and gesture and the use in gathering information; shape finding on an Equine; Finding Heavy bones and master Flinchlocks; Connecting and releases through Defence Core or Manubrium/Wither; Basic awareness and ability to read the horse's body language, nature and reactions; The Flinchlock Release Formula; Bio-Mechanics; Balancing of hooves.
After the completion of 1 Foundation Level course, the student can start to gain practical hours whilst completing more of the Foundation Level courses. The student is a 'Student Practitioner'. 4 Foundation Level courses and 40 hrs. of practical experience allows the student to attend Practitioner Level Equine courses.
EQUINE PRACTITIONER COURSES of a day's duration - $250. Instructor - Camille Nelson. Min. 2 people and max. 4 people each course. *Each course has a max. of 4 people to allow for 1 on 1 time. The Equine Practitioner Course covers -
Foundation basics; System charts; Intensive learning and 1 on 1 training and practice; Each course covers two systems and their relevance to each other and the whole equine structure, systems learnt are dependent on the horses being worked with; Practitioner skills; 1st Aid; Gear relevance.
The Student Practitioner will need to complete 4 Practitioner Level courses to be accredited as a ConTact C.A.R.E Practitioner. As well as completing the following criteria; in between Practitioner Level courses, students are gathering another 80 hrs practice and 3 case studies. As well as; Anatomy & Physiology of the Equine either by a NZQA approved course or by approval of prior learning credits; 2 independent assessments by accredited ConTact C.A.R.E Equine assessors such as Dale or Camille. Showing a sound understanding of the equine self-defence systems and their relevance in surprise impact situations; a good knowledge of the horse's general nature and body language; show confidence and efficiency of practical skills relative to a ConTact C.A.R.E Equine Practitioner.
In summary, an Equine Practitioner accreditation requires the following - 4 Foundation Level courses; 4 Practitioner Level courses; 120 hrs of practical experience; 3 case studies; Anatomy & Physiology - Equine; 2 independent assessments.
ConTact C.A.R.E Equine - Advanced Practitioner
To be a ConTact C.A.R.E Equine Advanced Practitioner, the Practitioner needs to fulfill the following requirements; be working with horses on a regular basis; be able to show 500 hrs of practical; 15 successful case studies; present a knowledge study of Hippology, in any aspect of the horse.