Research

A series of research studies are currently being conducted in order to evidence the efficacy of the IFEAL Method.

IFEAL Q Aims

  • To train IFEAL EFHD Facilitators to the highest standards of client care in all Equine Facilitated Human Development coaching and psychotherapy interventions.
  • To train IFEAL EFHD Facilitators to recognise and respect all horses as sentient beings by using only relational horsemanship practices based on the evidence of equine ethology studies.
  • To train IFEAL EFHD Facilitators to respect the horse’s innate needs as a social, nomadic species who’s health and wellbeing depends on living as a free roaming herd.

IFEAL Q Mission

  • To research, establish and disseminate best practice in the field of equine assisted facilitation, coaching and psychotherapy interventions and training qualifications.
  • To research, establish and disseminate best practice of horse welfare in the field of equine assisted facilitation, coaching and psychotherapy interventions.

SAFE Professionals ethics and codes of conduct.