Svitani - Academy of Equine Assited Services

Would you like to enhance your therapy approaches?
Join our online course!


Embark on your journey with our online course, designed to provide applications in Equine Assisted Therapy. This comprehensive program paves the way for you to become an Equine Assisted Therapy Clinical Specialist.

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Starting on 7 October 2024. Limited seats!

What This Course Offers:

  • Flexible Learning: Engage in 140 educational hours at your own pace, including e-learning, live webinars with life-time access.
  • Expert-Led Instruction: Learn from a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in Equine Assisted Services, ensuring you receive high-quality education and insights.
  • Cost Savings: By taking this course online, you save on travel and accommodation expenses, making it a more affordable option.

  • Enhanced Learning: The online format allows you to focus on the details more effectively. You can replay videos of therapy sessions to closely observe and understand handling techniques.

  • Language Accessibility: Take advantage of automatic subtitles in your preferred language to enhance your video learning experience. The text is also easy to understand, with automatic page translation available in your language.
  • Improved Treatment Approach: Video assessments of your submitted treatment sessions provide personalized feedback, helping you refine and enhance your therapeutic methods. This continuous review process ensures you are always improving and applying best practices in your work.

  • Theoretical Skills: Master theoretical knowledge including hands-on techniques, safety protocols, and therapeutic applications to effectively support EAT sessions and enhance client outcomes.
  • Certification and Resources: Earn a certificate of completion upon finishing the course, and enjoy continuous access to all course materials and future updates.
  • Horsemanship Skills: Master your equine handling and riding skills, demonstrated through video submissions of equine preparation for therapy session, a dressage task at walk and trot, ensuring proficiency for safe and effective therapy sessions.
  • Continuous Support: Benefit from ongoing email support, live webinars, and an FB community group to connect with EAS practitioners and share experiences.

Course lecturer

Věra Lantelme-Faisan, MSc

Physiotherapist, Equine Assisted Therapy Clinical Specialist, Lecturer

Czech Republic

Věra has extensive experience in paediatric rehabilitation (since 1999) and has completed several specialized courses – Hippotherapy (under the Czech Equine Facilitated Therapy Association and American Hippotherapy Association), Vojta method, CranioSacral Therapy, etc.

She focuses on Equine Assisted Physiotherapy (EAT)/Hippotherapy services for children from 3 months of age with a wide range of diagnoses.

Three Steps to Becoming
an Equine Assisted Therapy Clinical Specialist

  • Master the Principles of Equine Assisted Therapy
  • Develop Hands-On Skills
  • Achieve Certification and Engage in Lifelong Learning


Starting on 7 October 2024. Limited seats!

Are you seeking for new therapeutic approaches to address certain health conditions?

Věra Lantelme-Faisan, a distinguished educator in Equine Assisted Services, has over two decades of specialized teaching experience. Since 2004, she has been teaching this course internationally and under the CEFTA, and in 2021, she developed an online version to accommodate students unable to travel due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The course, initially a basic online adaptation, has been continuously refined and updated to match the comprehensive education and practical skills of the onsite version. Věra's innovative approach ensures an immersive learning experience, seamlessly merging theoretical knowledge with practical applications. Her extensive experience in pediatrics and physiotherapy enriches the course, making it highly relevant and impactful.

Now featuring advanced and interactive modules, the online course replicates the hands-on learning of the onsite program. Through e-learning, live webinars, video consultations, and continuous support, participants receive a well-rounded education that prepares them to implement Equine Assisted Therapy effectively.

Věra's commitment to excellence guarantees that the online course meets the high standards of the traditional in-person training, ensuring practitioners gain the same level of competency and confidence.

Very good course, lots of information and clarity about what this is hippotherapy. It was wonderful the teacher informed us that it is very important to know the methodology for assessing the children´s development.
LinaPhysical Therapist, Lithuanina
It is a good way to have a theoretical part in e-learning to do it on our own pace. Easy to get one week off work to get to practical part. Good choice of different kind of patients for practical week. Nice to work together with Caballinus therapists. Valuable time together in practical week, lots of hand on - great.
Elza Physical Therapist, Latvia
Thank you once more for the professionally structured and organized, unique content course that has given me a solid platform to start from. The hands-on experience in hippotherapy center during the practical part of the course was outstanding. It helped to combine the theory with real life cases by practicing the hippotherapy techniques. I was so happy to see that even short-term hippotherapy treatment is so effective.
IngaPhysical Therapist, Latvia
I want to thank you for your extraordinary understanding, professionalism, creativity, and sincerity. These courses were the most amazing experience in life that ignited my heart for even greater desires. I believe I will succeed in realizing all my dreams! Thank you for your patience, communication, advice, helping with the tasks. Even when I asked again and again.. thank you. Thank you for your strength, your unity, and your sense of community. I feel like I discovered another family, a family of equine-assisted therapy. Thanks for that feeling! Wish you the biggest success in the future.
GiédrePhysical Therapist, Lithuania
It was great to attend the hipotherapy course organized by CEFTA. The theoretical part is well structured. Different and interesting cases were selected during practice part. Each session is analyzed and discussed individually. Excellent lecturers with extensive experience in hippotherapy. Good luck for all of them!
Kristina and DovileSpeech and Physical Therapists, Lithuania
Once again - thank you for the wonderful course and very useful knowledge you have shared!
AnnaPhysical therapist, Latvia

This unique online course offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide in-depth knowledge and practical skills essential for becoming a proficient Equine Assisted Therapy Clinical Specialist, accessible from anywhere in the world.

What will you learn?

Our course offers extensive training in Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT), formerly known as hippotherapy. You'll gain:

  • Understand the Fundamentals of EAT
    • The EAT principles and their positive influence on human health
    • Introduction to EAT therapeutic principles and techniques
  • Therapeutic Approaches and Goals
    • Differentiate between physical, occupational, and speech therapy focuses in EAT
    • Study therapy positions on the equine back and neurodevelopmental milestones
  • Application for Specific Conditions
    • Applying EAT for various health conditions such as Cerebral Palsy or Stroke
    • EAT treatment applications for common diagnoses
  • Assessment and Documentation
    • Determine progress and treatment efficacy through evidence-based practice, outcome measures, and assessment tools
    • Documentation and record keeping, including EAT program administration and funding
  • Utilizing the Stables Environment
    • Utilize all aspects of the stables environment in EAT to achieve client's treatment goals
    • The role of equine presence in therapy
  • Equine Movement
    • Understanding equine movement and desirable conformation qualities
  • Multidisciplinary Coordination
    • Develop strategies for multidisciplinary coordination among therapists
  • Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Engage in advanced case studies and peer review sessions
    • Incorporate evidence-based practices and ethical standards in EAT
  • BONUS: Equine Interaction
    • Interact with and care for equine, including tacking and riding

Your gained competency

By completing our course, you will:

  • Apply clinical experience and knowledge in the equine environment.
  • Plan and implement EAT programs based on thorough assessments.
  • Facilitate safe, effective, and evidence-based EAT treatments.
  • Select suitable equines, tack, therapy posistions and equipment tailored to client needs.
  • Develop and adapt goal-specific EAT interventions and handling techniques.
  • Incorporate diverse treatment techniques.
  • Identify appropriate diagnoses and evaluate client reactions to equine movements.
  • Utilize different surfaces, terrains, and equine environments to achieve treatment goals.
  • Document EAT effects accurately, be financially aware and and demonstrate leadership.
  • Stay updated with the latest research.
  • Demonstrate knowledgeable handling of therapy equines.

How does the course work?

  • Course prerequisities: To join this course, you need first complete the online Introductory course - Core Principles of Equine Assisted Services. Alternatively, if you have already completed an EAT/Hippotherapy course in your country, you can join this course directly.
  • Course Duration: 140 hours (40 hours e-learning, 40 hours hands-on practice, 60 hours self-study) + gaining horsemanship skills.
  • E-learning: 4 modules. You'll receive a username and password to access our online study platform, allowing you to study at your own pace.
  • Practical Part: Includes two live webinars (4 hours each) where the mentor will demonstrate therapy sessions and equipment and answer questions. Participants must complete 40 hours of EAT sessions in any EAT center (your choise) and submit 2 video sessions for mentor review.
  • Self-Study: Extensive theoretical study, literature review, assignments, control tests, case studies, and a virtual center project.
  • Support: Continuous support is available via email, and during the live webinars. Live call provide additional assistance before the practical part and the final exam.
  • Horsemanship Skills: Participants should have basic experience in equine handling and care. A video of a equine preparation for a therapy session and a simple dressage task (download it here) at walk and trot is required. If you lack these skills, acquiring them is necessary at your own expense.
  • Final Exam: An online multiple-choice test, preceded by completion of practical tasks and assignments, including videos of demostrating horsemanship skills.
  • Certificates of Completion: Issued upon successfully finishing the course.

Register for our online course to begin your journey as an Equine Assisted Therapy Clinical Specialist

Your course includes

  • 4 Modules – learn at your own pace, whenever it fits your schedule - lessons open up gradually to make the information understandable. You can study the lesson content as often as you need.
  • Integration of videos and written texts allows you to learn in a manner that best suits your preferences.
  • Choose your preferred language. Videos come with automatic subtitles in your chosen language. Text is easy understandable with an automatic page translation in your language.
  • The Quick Reference Workbook (digital copy).
  • Certificate of completion.
  • Support with all our courses; this is a well-supported program – to ensure you keep progressing and don't get stuck. Your lecturer is ready to answer your inquiries via email.
  • Lifetime Access to the Course - there is no expiration date, and your access to the videos will never go away. You will receive all the future additions for Free.
  • Access to a FB community group to connect the EAS practitioners to share your experience.
  • Full 14-Day Money Back Guarantee - if you are not satisfied with this Course for any reason, return it for a full refund within 14 days of joining the course.​​

Starting on 7 October 2024


This online course is exclusively available for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists. To receive a certificate of completion, you will need to submit a copy of your professional diploma.

Before enrolling in this course, you must first complete the online Introductory course - Core Principles of Equine Assisted Services. If you have not yet done so, you can purchase it below.

Alternatively, if you have already completed an EAT/Hippotherapy course in your country, you can directly enroll in this course. You will be required to submit your course certificate.

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Who is this course designed for?

TThis course is designed for physical, occupational, and speech therapists, as well as speech-language pathologists. It is ideal for professionals seeking to expand their skills and knowledge.

What will I learn in this course?

Participants will gain foundational knowledge in equine assisted services, including the basics of equine behavior, safety protocols, EAS principles, and working procedure. The course also covers effective communication, team collaboration, and approaches to maximizing client outcomes.

How is the course structured?

The course comprises 140 hours (40 hours e-learning, 40 hours hands-on practice, 60 hours self-study) + gaining horsemanship skills. It includes 4 e-learning modules, live webinars, individual online consultation, practical sessions at an EAT centers, and assignments.

Will I receive continuing education credits for completing this workshop?

Yes, participants will receive certificates of completion that may be eligible for continuing education credits, depending on their professional licensing board's requirements. Please check with your licensing board for specific details.

How long does the course take to complete?

The course typically takes 74 hours to complete, which can be done at your own pace. Participants have the flexibility to start and stop as needed, fitting the learning into their schedule.

Do I need any prior experience or qualifications?

No prior experience with horses or in healthcare is required. However, a genuine interest in working with animals and people, and a commitment to learning new skills are essential for success in this field.

Will I receive a certificate upon completion?

Yes, upon completing the course and passing the assessments, participants will receive a certificate that can be used to demonstrate their qualifications in equine assisted services to employers or clients.

Is there support available during the course?

Yes, course participants have access to instructor support, online forums, and peer discussion groups to help them through their learning journey.

What are the technical requirements to enroll?

You will need access to a computer or mobile device with internet connectivity. All course materials are accessible online through our learning management system.

Can I get a refund if I'm not satisfied with the course?

Yes, we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if you feel the course does not meet your expectations.

How can I enroll in the course?

You can enroll directly on our website. Once registered, you will receive immediate access to the course materials so you can start your learning journey right away.

What If I Don’t Have The Time Right Now?

We get it, life is busy! When you join this online course, you are a member for life, so you can go through the course now or later, or as often as you want!

What If My Internet Is Super Slow?

While most of the Course content is delivered over the internet, the videos can be customized for playback in slow internet areas. If you do join and find that you can't participate in the Course as you hoped, we offer a 14 Day Full Money Back Guarantee.

What If I Fall Behind?

When you join this course, you have lifetime access, so you can go through at your own pace, and retake the Course as many times as you wish!

Have Another Question?

Contact us at vera@hipoterapie-kurzy.com.
Svitani - Academy of Equine Assited Services