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Horse Guided Empowerment® by Christina Marz© is an innovative methodology that combines the tools of personal development with natural horsemanship in a unique online, interactive course. The result is an effective system that allows us to facilitate deep, dynamic experiences that lead to lasting change.

The Horse Guided Empowerment® Facilitator Program provides health professionals, coaches, mentors, and trainers the ability to leverage the empathy and sensitivity of the Horse and the accredited and certified procedures developed by Christina Marz© to deliver world-renowned equine psychotherapy to those in need.

Note: Horse Guided Empowerment® is Empoderamiento con Caballos®

As a horse lover, you know how empowering and healing it is to be around these amazingly sensitive animals. What if you could learn to facilitate sessions for individuals, groups, families and even companies that would allow you to connect people with the equine energy and learn to regulate their emotions for a more fulfilling life?

Large organizations such as Price Waterhouse Coopers, Nestlé, ChevyPlan and Kantar utilize the Horse Guided Empowerment® method (by Christina Marz©) in their training processes, because it quickly and reliably helps increase self-knowledge, mutual respect, and trust among members of the team.

Several scientific studies have shown that horses can read our intentions. People achieve better emotional and physical health when they share time with a calm herd. We will teach you evidence-based techniques to empower yourself and your clients.

In counseling or psychotherapy sessions with horses, it is not necessary to analyze the past in detail. The horses reveal the root of a blockage within a short time and together with the therapist they guide the client towards a practical solution. Through dynamic exercises and the direct response of the herd, your “Sense of Coherence” is restored, which is key to understanding complicated situations in both, personal life and professional environments.

Horse Guided Empowerment® facilitators are guided by the horse´s innate sensitivity. We work with several, unrestrained horses in a big paddock. It is here and with help from the herd, that we initiate the process of personal growth, resolve traumatic stress, enhance team development and work out couple and family issues. The connection with the true nature of the horse is essential for the success of the session as it opens new perspectives which lead to deep and lasting changes.

Clients do not need to have previous experience with horses. All (non-aggressive) horses are suitable for this method, but established herds get the best results. The safety and well-being of both clients and horses are our highest priorities.

Over 3 months in this online certification you will learn...

  • To practice natural horsemanship and non-agressive herd handling to prepare your horses for this new journey.
  • To understand and facilitate the tools from several Psychology and Coaching methods so that you can help change limiting beliefs, heal trauma and empower your clients to live a more fulfilling life.
  • To conduct planned activities with horses in different settings with several clients, as well as, develop the ability to create your own activities that match your niche and professional background.
  • 12 live group classes each week during 3 months
  • Practice assignments and self-experience to complete with your own horses
  • The 180-page Horse Guided Empowerment© Practitioner Manual that includes the Theoretical Framework, Case Studies, the Activities List, and Procedures.
  • Info-sheets with detailed lists or explanations of extra topics such as Couples Work, Non-Directive Play Therapy, Trauma Work, Question Techniques.
  • Monthly Live Q&A Session with other fellow students
  • Access to recorded past Q&A Sessions

After completing this course, you will receive:

    • Basics of Natural Horsemanship
    • Safe horse handling
    • Group and individual coaching techniques
    • Individual therapeutic interventions
    • Mindfulness with horses
    • Systemic Constellations with horses
    • Trauma informed coaching
    • Holistic Equine Therapy
    • Human resource management with horses.

(counts as 100 academic hours)

    • Submittal of 15 practical experience documentations
    • Successful completion of the Theory Supervision Call (= theoretical Exam)
    • Approval of final client supervision

(counts as 60 academic hours)

Upon certification, you will be listed in the MarzMethod© international practitioner directory.

Step One

  • Complete our online application HERE.

Step Two

  • Once your application has been approved and accepted, you’ll receive an email from Christina Marz welcoming you the Facilitator Certification Program and providing instructions for payment.
  • You will also receive a Facilitator Agreement that you will need complete prior to beginning the online program.

Step Three

  • After we’ve received your payment and approved your Facilitator Agreement, You will receive access to the virtual classroom with all the information you need to get started and for your first day of online class with Christina Marz.
  • If you have questions along the way, we’re here to help. You can contact us any time at or you can use the contact form HERE.

The Grand Finale...

After completing the course en Horse Guided Empowerment® with your group you will receive your Certificate of Graduation from the theoretical-practical segment and enter the final Facilitator Certification process. Now you will in which you complete your:

    • 15 Documentations of Practical Experience
    • Theory Supervision Call (= Theoretical Exam)
    • Final Client Supervision
    • Once you have obtained your Facilitator Certification, you are able to deliver public or private workshops and programs anywhere in the world. 

Upcoming Facilitator Certification Program Dates

Early Registration ClosesRegistration ClosesCertification Course DatesLanguage
December 10, 2021January 20, 2022February 1, 2022 (February, March, April)English
December 10, 2021January 20, 2022February 1, 2022 (February, March, April)Spanish
January 15, 2021February 20, 2022March 15 - 20, 2022 (on site, Santiago de Chile)Spanish

Online Price USD $3,000

Early Registrants will receive a USD $750 Discount

Apply Now to secure your preferred date.
Our online certification courses fill up fast.

Not sure if you are ready to apply?

Try a shorter course first! 


Would you like to meet Christina first, before you sign up for anything? 

You are welcome! 

Schedule a free zoom meeting with Christina in which she can answer all your specific questions and help you find out if this course is for you. 


Want to learn more about Horse Guided Empowerment©? Download our full-color brochure and let us answer all your questions.

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  • Our teachers bring experience in the field as well as didactic knowledge and interest in research.
  • The evaluation of our services is transparent.
  • We carry out constant supervision to provide the highest level of quality and timeliness to our clients and students.
  • Our ethics and quality committee advises us at all times.
  • Institutes and independent professionals are in charge of monitoring the quality of teaching and the health of the horses.
  • We have the endorsement of the Salesian University, the UNESCO Chair, and the CEMLAD Higher Technical Institute (Ecuador).
  • With more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse therapy based on natural horsemanship, we are among the pioneers worldwide.