Practicum Review & Gathering Events
for Equus Coaches

Are you yearning to reconnect with your equus herd?  We have design the Practicum Review Gathering to be a nourishing place to come together to share, play, laugh, learn and complete your certification review if you wish.  These practicum events are typically scheduled once or twice per year.  These are designed to support your skills development, to offer you valuable detailed feedback on your Equus Coaching, and to create a place for the herd to come together and spend quality time in community with one another.  See below for the next available Practicum Review & Gathering event.

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Practicum Review & Gathering Events

Details for the next practicum will be posted soon!

  • Equus Coaching Practicum Review Gathering on February 23rd – 25th, 2017
  • Location: TJ Killoran’s Apache Springs Ranch
  • Near Tucson, Arizona
  • Event fee: $1,750

Open Only to Current and Prior Students of the Institute as well as certified Equus Coaches

Our Intention of the Equus Coaching Practicums

Group practicums are held one to two times per year (depending on demand) and allow you:

  • To practice your horsemanship skills,
  • To practice your Equus Coaching skills with volunteer clients,
  • To receive feedback on both from Master Facilitators,
  • To become certified if you have completed the Equus Coach Training requirements,
  • To gather with your herd to spend quality time connecting as a community.


mentorship04Details & Logistics

  • February 22nd – Arrival and dinner.
  • February 23rd – 24th Practicum & Skills Review
  • February 25th herd Gathering
  • Transportation to and from the airport will be provided.

Thursday & Friday, February 23rd- 24th – Equus Coaching Practicum & Skills Assessment Review

During these two days, you will have a full dose of everything we consider for certification: halter work and round pen horsemanship skills, as well as coaching clients in the round pen and through the herding exercise. We will have volunteer clients on site.

If you are seeking certification, this is the place to be! If you have any questions about certification, please see the guidelines posted on the ECC Resources membership page.

Saturday, February 25th – Herd Gathering

Stay over to hang out with the herd! This will be a time to connect and share ideas. We will spend half of the day guiding you through a simple Equus Coaching exercise that you can share with your clients.  The remainder of the day will be yours to hike, play nature games, do yoga, and/or relax and drink tea (or another beverage of choice) by the fire. Due to safety reasons, no horse work or Equus Coaching will take place during this half of the day.

Sunday, February 26th

Departure by 10am.


How many?

No more than 16 coaches will be participating in the Practicum. We need at least 8 coaches confirmed to run the event. Please do not make airline reservations until we confirm that we have at least 8 participants paid in full.

How much?

$1,750 per person for the Practicum on the 23rd & 24th and the Gathering on the 25th.  (If you just want to come for the Gathering on the 25th, the only cost will be lodging and meals through Apache Springs.)

What does this include?

  • Transportation to and from the airport.
  • Dinner on the 22nd.
  • The Practicum and all meals on the 23rd & 24th

What about lodging?

Apache Springs is a gorgeous all-inclusive ranch. Contact for lodging options and to reserve a room. Rooms range from $175 to $225 per night.

Apache Springs will provide shuttle pickup to and from the airport.

What about meals?

Meals for the Saturday Gathering will be $95 per person – breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The chef is OUTSTANDING!  If you want a breakfast smoothie prior to departing on Sunday morning, they will be available for no additional charge. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Meals for the Saturday gathering and alcoholic beverages will be invoiced with your room charges by Apache Springs.

Why would you want to come?

  • To practice.  No matter what your skill level!
  • To hang out with the herd.
  • To receive supportive feedback on your coaching.
  • To become certified.*
  • To hang out with the herd… did we mention that?  🙂

*Please see the certification guidelines on the ECC Resources page to see if you are eligible for certification.
Email to reserve lodging and transportation to and from the ranch.

Open Only to Current and Prior Students of the Institute as well as certified Equus Coaches


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