Learn Horse Guided Empowerment® for professional Coaching & Healing with Horses during 6 months in a thriving online group & practice with your own horses.
Christina and her mentors have successfully trained
over 500 professionals worldwide.
Now it is your time to thrive.
Join our thriving community, learn from our experience,
and practice with your own horses.
Welcome to Horse Guided Empowerment®!
Now I will teach YOU to partner with horses
Together, we will create a high impact offer that changes the lives of your clients, is loved by your horses, and supports your holistic lifestyle.
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 connect then with the equine energy?
Imagine they could learn to regulate their emotions for a more fulfilling life and you could generate an income with something you love?
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.
Included in the Facilitator Training:
Live Mentoring, 15+ hours of video training, 2 guide books, the complete manual of Horse Guided Empowerment, a student workbook, dozens of case studies, all our activities, and a neatly organized virtual classroom
Facilitator Online Certification Program Horse Guided Empowerment® by Christina Marz
Horse Guided Empowerment® is my innovative model that combines the tools of coaching and positive psychology with the guiding principles of natural horse handling in a unique and profound way.
The result is an effective system that allows the facilitator to provide lasting, dynamic experiences that lead their clients to remarkable change.
The Horse Guided Empowerment® Certification for Facilitators provides coaches, health professionals, mentors, and trainers the ability to leverage the empathetic sensitivity of the Horse with the accredited procedures applied by Christina Marz to deliver world-renowned equine guided interventions to those in need. The course is delivered to a small group in a dynamic and practical online format during which you practice with your own horses.
During this 6 month online certification you will learn...
- To practice natural horse handling and invitation-based, positively reinforced herd training 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, mitigate 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.
- Clases with Christina Marz, founder of Horse Guided Empowerment®
- Assignments to complete with your horses
The 180-page Horse Guided Empowerment© Practitioner Manual with the Theoretical Framework, Case Studies, Activity List, and Procedures
- Detailed material about Couples Work, Play Intreventions, Trauma Work, Question Techniques, and more
- Q&A Sessions with your peers
- Constant 1-1 mentoring and supervision
- Bonus 1: How to convince with Body Language, Masterclass
- Bonus 2: How to create meditations for the paddock, Masterclass
Horse Guided Empowerment® is a world of possibilities
After completing the theoretical-practical instruction in Horse Guided Empowerment® delivered in this course, you will be able to
- Invite your horses to a session effortlessly
- Apply Group & Individual Coaching Interventions
- Use my Powerful Paddock Question Technique
- Work with People 1:1 in Profound Sessions
- Include Mindfulness & Meditation with Horses
- Include Systemic Constellations with Horses
- Offer Retreats and Group Workshops
- Apply Trauma-Informed Coaching
- Include Holistic Equine Therapy Activities for Kids
- Offer Assessment Centers with Horses
- Offer Corporate Training or Team Workshops
- and most importantly: You will LIVE YOUR DREAM of working with your horses to help people.
Step One - Application
- Apply now HERE . We will respond to your application and answer all your questions to decide together if this course will make you happy.
Step Two - Signing up
- You purchase the course and get enrolled in my virtual classroom. The first lesson opens IMMEDIATELY, welcoming you to the Facilitator Certification Program and providing instructions for preparation. There is an amazing movie you can watch right away and you will receive our manual to start reading.
Step Three - Learning
- During each week you will receive an assignment to complete with your horses, discuss your learning with the other students and reach out to Christina or the other mentors if you have any questions.
- If life gets in the way, you can watch the recording of the class and catch up with the assignments a bit later. You should set aside 4-5 hours per week during this phase.
- After completing the theoretical-practical instruction, you will receive a Diploma of Attendance and move into the Certification Process. This process is flexible and may take you about 1-3 months to complete. You will receive 1:1 supervision by Christina and her team, as well as continuing support from your student group. During this time you will already attend paying clients and live your dream of helping people with horses!
The title Holistic Horse Coach Certified in Horse Guided Empowerment© is awarded to you after submitting your 15 practical experience documentations, successful completion of the theory review and approval of your final client supervision.
This course is
- Easy to handle – no traveling involved
- Practical – you work with your horses and clients from week the beginning
- Comprehensive – Christina teaches people of all cultures and backgrounds
- Successful – the certification rate is 78% (industry standard 43%)
- Cohort Based – increases motivation and peer support
Frequently Asked Questions
“Horse Guided Empowerment is different from other equine modalities, in the way that the emotional intelligence and choice of the horse are acknowledged and honored as an active partner in the session. By setting the client’s intention early, the horse can choose how they will show up in the session. Horses have the ability to read intentions, it is one of their innate survival mechanisms. What’s more, the Practitioner offers freedom in allowance and a dynamic field that gives the horse and the client the opportunity to interact without rigidity and find their own flow. The mission of HGE is empowerment. The goal is to offer a sensitized environment for the client to recognize how they respond in different situations, thereby creating self-awareness and cognition of their own inner wisdom. Inner wisdom creates authentic confidence and trust in oneself.” Erin Robinson, Denver, class #21
“Horse Guided Empowerment is an alternative coaching method in which I empower you as my clients to a more positive, intuitive, and fulfilling life while working with horses. The horses are our partners, therapists, teachers, and guides, and the most important part of the session while I supervise the process. It is an experiential modality where I achieve faster, longer-lasting and super-efficient results compared with other coaching methods. it is a unique experience for you that will be creating lasting memories and incredible empowerment.” Dr. Vet Margit Muller, Abu Dhabi, class #21
Our students are either psychologists, business coaches, natural horse trainers, healers, team trainers, or herd owners who want to create a new business. The most successful students have many years of experience in riding and/or training horses for competition or leisure.
People from 18 to 65 years of age have participated in the course. Most of the certified facilitators are empowered women in their 30ies to 50ies. Our strongest communities are currently in Ecuador, Chile, Germany, and the Arabian Emirates. We are present in 20+ countries.
Most of our students have at least one horse of their own, and about 50% manage their own herd of 3-10 horses. The other half collaborates with a local equestrian barn, a friend´s herd, or a rescue farm. In order to succeed in the course, you need access to and permission to work with several, free-roaming horses in a big paddock.
Our ideal candidates for this training are people with a long, loving trajectory with horses. They already run an established coaching or counseling business (or are fiercely committed to creating one). Most of our students own several horses, but it is also possible to find barns/equine therapy places/ horse rescues to work with. The horses need to be part of a harmonious herd.
Location is NO limitation. Our students live in the Arabian Desert, on Caribbean Islands, and in the Andean Mountains. Horse Guided Empowerment® Sessions and Workshops are needed everywhere. Some of our locations are very remote and mostly used for retreat programs and longer workshops. Other places are closer to cities (or in the city) and offer short, regular sessions or company trainings. Your niche will depend on your background, the location, the herd, your personality, and your choice.
This training requires dedication, time, creativity, and braveness. In return, you´ll get to create your passion-driven, bread-winning endeavor. A thriving and empathetic community, great mentoring, and proven content (19 groups in three languages and counting) will get you there.
More Testimonials for Christina
Before this course, I had a dependency on my co-facilitator and felt unsafe to do the work alone. EcC gave me the security I needed. Your model is so different and interesting. I felt uncomfortable before because I think that two facilitators in front of a client is very invasive. yours is better, less invasive. […]
I tell you that I finished the holistic equine therapy course, I was amazed with the knowledge acquired, thank you very much for your way of teaching I would like to be able to know your center and you in person with my family Every new thing that I learned immediately I put into practice […]
Thank you Christina & thanks ladies! I had such an incredible day on Friday with such beautiful souls in my workshop. Everyone was so open and willing to make some sort of change and difference in their life in order to attract abundance. It was absolutely incredibly powerful to see how the horses were completely […]
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Intro Course: Build a Heart-Connection to horses in 2 hours with simple exercises that work for everyone at $29
Learn the science behind Heart-Focused Breathing and why it is so helpful for horse owners and riders. Learn our signature activities Energy Hug® and DescribeMe®
Find out if you want to study Horse Guided Empowerment in depth.
Recommended for riders and horse lovers who want to explore coaching and healing with horses.
Silver Package: Horse Guided Empowerment Facilitator Training in 3 months with 12 online classes & supervised practice that teach you how to do the job with your horses at $2970
Online training + supervised practice with your horses. You have the constant guidance of mentors and you connect with peers. This flexible, efficient format is the result of my 25 years of experience and prepares you excellently for healing and coaching with horses.
passionate and disciplined people who want to learn guided by experts with their own horses.
You need at least 1 horse to practice with
and 2+ hours time per week.
Gold Standard: Learn Horse Guided Empowerment Certification for professional use in 6 months with 4 flexible hours per week without accumulating any doubts along the way for maximum professionalism at $6870
You are serious about creating a career in coaching & healing with horses?
AWESOME! Welcome to my world.
You receive my 12 comprehensive online classes and 20 page manual, a student community with group mentoring, supervised practice and constant 1-1 mentoring in weekly personal guidance with my full attention for your specific professional questions.
Recommended for horse owners with a coaching, training or therapy background who want to be mentored by the expert in a hands-on way.
You need 2 or more
horses and 4+ hours per week.
I am very happy to send you my first client documentation and the truth is I want to thank you again for having changed my life, you are incredible and I appreciate everything you do for me in my training.
Your methodology is very authentic, traditional intervention methods take a much longer time until change happens, while here the evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention, you do it in probably one session.
I send you a strong hug full of energy and gratitude. You changed my life = D
Thank you very much for everything, the Convention 2021 was amazing! The fact that it was live was great, it made it feel so personal. In any case, I congratulate you again, because it was incredible, very professional and of a super good level. It is also very interesting and very nice to meet the community of facilitators from all over the world. It felt very cool to see that the method is applied in so many different ways in so many different parts of the world.
Your work has really been fruitful, Christina, transcendent. Today people and horses can be helped in such a respectful, powerful, and touching way thanks to you. Thank you so much for everything. Greetings and a big hug to the heart, Ruth Carrión
Thank you Christina & thanks ladies! I had such an incredible day on Friday with such beautiful souls in my workshop.
Everyone was so open and willing to make some sort of change and difference in their life in order to attract abundance.
It was absolutely incredibly powerful to see how the horses were completely in tune and synchronized with the group, mirroring every single move all the way to the shamanic dance activity we did.
The entire farm was literally dancing!
Christina thanks once again for showing us the beauty the horses have to give us when we simply let them be in their natural state and observe them.
After the weekend and all the beautiful messages, I have been receiving from all the attendees, I am certain that this is something the world needs and what miracles can come out for people on an emotional level with the horses.
Something that they’ve been fighting for their entire life can just be released in a day with the horses, witnessing this has reinsured my purpose!
Rosa Aygun, Founder of Anqa App, United Arabian Emirates
I took the ECC course because horses are my passion, I wanted to understand why I had such a special connection with horses and I also wanted a structure to be able to dedicate myself to horse psychotherapy. I studied psychology thinking about how to combine psychology with horses, and how to bring office psychotherapy to a place of peace and nature.
I had taken courses in horse-assisted therapy, I understood the connection between the person and the horse, I had the notion of some exercises but I lacked the structure, how to start the session, how to do it, how to close, etc.
With the EcC course I realize that I want to dedicate myself totally to this, to practice it, to be able to enjoy my horses, nature, to be able to see the progress of people in a short period of time, and to be able to help people to have better well-being.
The course is really worth it, I imagine that face-to-face is incredible but online you have the possibility of practicing with your horses, getting to know them better, applying the exercises, being able to train your horses for the sessions (with different objects), I recommend it very much to people who have experience with horses and who want to help people.
Thank you very much for everything!! I am really amazed by this method and everything I learned during the course. It is an honor to be your student and I have learned a lot. You are an excellent teacher!!!! Paula
Before this course, I had a dependency on my co-facilitator and felt unsafe to do the work alone. EcC gave me the security I needed. Your model is so different and interesting.
I felt uncomfortable before because I think that two facilitators in front of a client is very invasive. yours is better, less invasive. What is different about including horses is also the time we give the horses to understand the customer and their emotions. We do not enter in a sudden way, your protocol is great. And the other thing is, the questions we used to ask in our practice were pretty directive. There was no preparation to give the horse more space to really get involved, and connect. I learned that with you. Also with your model we don’t have to take notes. we can observe and intervene at the same moment, more directly. The bond that is created between client and horse is not broken.
It was a relief for me to find this way of working! My stomach clenched when I saw these things, and I was criticized for not taking notes, but I always wanted to interact more directly.
Now I find much more coherence. I am very happy with EcC in this regard. I also needed to delve into the theoretical foundations more related to horses and the inspiring environment that is created. You have given me that.
Thank you for gifting your time, your presence, your knowledge, your expertise to our audience. I absolutely LOOOOVED your precious share! Just Wow! It was such a pleasure to collaborate with you!
Hope your business flourishes and more people can find out what amazing , transformational work you offer. Thank you from my heart and soul. I would love to share your contacts with other speakers, so they can collaborate with you as well. Be well and shine your brightest light like you did during this Wellness Show “From Sick to Healthy”
With Love and Gratitude, Nadia Rose
You are amazing! I was not wrong in choosing you as the Teacher I needed to gain security in my passion. Your vocation, structure, and accompaniment, make this experience a turning point.
Sending you a big hug with affection, admiration, and recognition of the gift you are giving to the world. Miriam, 2022
I tell you that I finished the holistic equine therapy course, I was amazed with the knowledge acquired, thank you very much for your way of teaching I would like to be able to know your center and you in person with my family
Every new thing that I learned immediately I put into practice with Pan Pancito and with my son Juan David and with magical results I was really very happy with the course
“I love our class on zoom. Especially this week was so special, because I feel that it is happening: I am living a dream. I feel that every single word you said is matching exactly what I believe in and what I dream of. I was so happy! And I really have a lot of feelings towards this project. I feel like I will help myself and help people to discover themselves more and heal themselves.
I will say that all of my life I have loved horses, but all of my life I have loved them in the way that I want to love them. This course has changed my point of view to love the horse as the horse needs and as the horse wants to be loved. Words are not enough to thank you for all you are doing for us.
The class was amazing. The whole course is amazing. You are really an honest, passionate person. Thank you very much.”
I believe in the healing power of horses, and humans healing with horses. They’re large sensitive animals that hold infinite wisdom & power, I was inspired to do this work as a gift to my community. There’s so much healing needed. I believe in this as an alternative and partner to more traditional therapies.
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