top of page
Background marble.webp

Become a Certified Facilitator of the
Horses Helping Humans™ Program

To find out more contact Kerri

The Horses Helping Humans™ Program became licensed in 2016 due to the high number of enquiries from all around Australia asking if the program was available in other states. The Horses Helping Humans™ name is now synonymous with professional training as it is known as a results-based program.

Licensees receive full training in all aspects of the program. Requirements to deliver the program include:

  • a high level of horsemanship ground skills *

  • a high level of people skills 

  • current blue cards and first aid certificates   

* Online Horsemanship training with Mandy Probyn is now available to ensure your skills are at the required level.

Horses Helping Humans™

In the role of a Horses Helping Humans™ Facilitator you are assisting Youth workers, Social workers, Youth Justice Case workers and Family services with some tools of awareness. These are skills they can take on and continue to use within their future counselling sessions with youth clients. Most young people attend with their case workers.

This program is not a counselling service or equine therapy. It is specifically designed to teach communication skills and body language awareness using personality profiling. Each horsemanship skill we teach has a psychological base which introduces students to techniques for focusing, lowering anger and anxiety and developing an awareness of human to human communication which they can use for the rest of their lives.

Understanding the differences in each personality type and learning to read body language gives participants the life skills to notice when others are becoming reactive. Learning the skill of diffusing is one of the many skills taught through the program that youth workers identify as having a big impact on their participants’ outcomes.

Training includes:

  • giving Horses Helping Humans™ instructors a full understanding of the four temperaments: (Choleric, Sanguine, Melancholy and Phlegmatic) and 

  • how to identify the different conditioned responses shown through body language by each temperament

  • how to communicate with each temperament to gain the best possible level of engagement

  • the techniques we use to communicate with each temperament to gain the best possible level of engagement

  • an understanding of the range of emotional health issues participants may present with. Please view our testimonial (insert link) page to get a better understanding of the type of participants the program can help and the results they can experience

  • Step by step instructions on running each of the sessions in the Horses Helping Humans Program

  • this all comes along with full horsemanship ground skill training if needed, with follow up clinics available

  • a range of useful template documents

  • guidance on delivering the “Which Horse or Pony are You” presentation to schools, youth services, corporate clients, etc.

If prospective licensees are approved, they will receive the Sue Spence Communications logo to use on all advertising so the public and organisations can be assured that all licensees have been trained to our high standard and are operating from facilities which have been approved. 


Find a Horses Helping Humans™ Facilitator near you.

Don’t see a facilitator in your area below? Please get in contact by completing the form here, as we have licensees currently in training.

bottom of page