Chuck Mintzlaff has founded Equine Friendship Training:
Friendship Training is the only known format that is specifically designed to overcome the huge abyss of misunderstanding between horses and humans and prevent the recurring generational problems caused by traditional training methods.
Chuck was kind enough to answer some questions about his passion.
How much of your day/week is related to horses?
Day: Varies 8 to 12 hours. Week: Varies 60 to 100+
What is it exactly that you do?
#1. Nullify previous trauma and negative experiences caused by present day traditional management, care, and ‘training.
#2. Allow horse owners to share the most intimate relationship possible that a horse and a human can share.
#3. I’m a personal coach that helps them along their journey through daily email, Youtube, Skype and telephone support.
In this field of work, is it possible to be a full time professional and earning a liveable income?
What are the general steps taken to be employed in such a role?
Complete the Amateur and professional certification.
Favourite horse memory?
Thousands. Latest one: kneeling beneath the stallion with my back to his legs stroking his chin when he unexpectedly moved me over and bent his head down so we could ‘share breath’ for what seemed an eternity.
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Best thing about your sport/profession?
Seeing hearts and minds healed and brought together.
“Closeness, friendship, affection: keeping your own horse means all these things.” – Bertrand Leclair