Research

A series of research studies are currently being conducted in partnership with Kings College London, Canterbury Christ Church University and University of South Wales, in order to establish the efficacy of the IFEAL Method comparative to other equine assisted/facilitated coaching and psychotherapy interventions.

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.