5-Week BUSINESS building master class


First class starts March 1, 2018!

Natural Lifemanship and Horse Sense of the Carolinas have partnered together to offer a 5-week online business support class for EAP/EAL business owners or aspiring business owners.

Building and running a successful business in the Equine-Assisted helping professions can be daunting. There are multiple considerations that could make or break a business.

Among these considerations are:

  • Business structure and formation (for- or not-for-profit; incorporation, liability insurance)
  • Sources of revenue (i.e., grants, contracts, insurance, fee-for-service, etc.)
  • Expenses
  • Marketing and generating clients
  • Building collaborative partnerships
  • and others…

The 5-Week Program Offers:

  • Group format on Zoom with teaching and discussion
  • 1 hour group sessions on specific dates
  • Limit of 10 people per group
  • One hour private consultation included in the price
  • Only $375 per session for whole 5 weeks

Registration for the 5-class series starting March 1st, 2018 is open!



Support Your Professional Growth with Our Themed Presentation Bundles!

Each bundle contains 5 well-rounded presentations and is good for 7 EAGALA CEUs.  

Choose a bundle and you'll have unlimited access to each of the presentations for only $90!

Nuts & Bolts

Presentations Included:

  • "The Many Faces of EAP/EAL Practices: Models for Practice” by Shannon Knapp & Leif Halberg

  • “Liability Insurance for the Practice” by Mark Fredericksen

  • “How Do You Make Money at This?” by Michelle Holling‐Brooks

  • “Contracts and Proposals: Start Out Right!” by Shannon Knapp

  • "Setting your prices and splitting the fees" by Kathy Taylor


Business Sense

Presentations Included:

  • “Billing Private Insurance and Medicaid” by Stephanie Bowman

  • "Optimizing Your Business in a Down Economy" by PJ Stegan

  • "What Hat Do You Wear? Consultant; Trainer; Facilitator; Coach - Gaining Clarity on the Difference" by Nancy Lowery

  • “Grow your business profitably” by Kathy Taylor

  • "Marketing your EAL Program in the Health Sector" by Beverley Kane


Presentations Included:

  • "Collaborating with Residential Facilities to Provide EAP Services" by Kendall Smith

  • "A Horse of a Different Color: Adding EAP Services to an Existing Psychotherapy Practice" by Stephanie Bowman

  • “Natural Lifemanship and Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy” by Tim & Bettina Jobe

  • "The Transitioning Families Model: Reunification/Reintegration Therapy" by Dr Rebecca Bailey

  • “Horses as Contemplative Practice” by Shannon Knapp

All About Horses

Presentations Included:

  • “Horses as Contemplative Practice” by Shannon Knapp

  • "Wounded Healers & Dual Relationships: Rescued Horses & Using Personal Horses in Sessions" by Shannon Knapp

  • "Enriching Horses for Consciousness" by Jayna Wekenmann

  • "Selecting & Assessing Horses for EAP/EAL" by Richard Knapp

  • "The Role of the Horse in EAP/EAL Practices" by Shannon Knapp