Where equine partners and practitioners connect and work together.
A method to motivate and support clients in exploring and creating solutions for life.
"Horses Helping People"

Training Certification 

The TA Method is a unique approach to equine assisted mental health and learning interventions using specific skillsets and a team approach (equine specialists practitioner and licensed mental health practitioner) to uncover client driven solutions. In this affordable certification program, you will learn about the following: 


  • The role of practitioners and horses.

  • The importance of the team approach when in the process and partnering with horses and clients.  

  • How to incorporate the immediate bio-feedback loops given by the horses.  

  • Apply metaphors, clean language, and projection to further the client’s understanding of their own process.

  • Incorporation of somatic experiences increasing the client’s awareness of the present moment and emotions.

  • Foster the relationship between the client and their story for movement forward.

  • Facilitating experiential learning.


If you are an equine specialist or licensed mental health practitioner who wishes to expand their knowledge and repertoire to begin including equine assisted interventions in their work with clients, the TA Method Certification program is for you. 


Click here for more details on required credentials for both equine specialists and licensed mental health practitioner

Training Certification Tuition 

In-person Learning:

  • Private Intensive Five Days (up to 5 participants)  
    $5,000 + HST per person  (including accommodations and meals). 
    Scheduled upon request. 


**Group/Team Discounts 25% off


Distant Learning:

  • 6 Month duration - 20 Group Zoom calls - 1 to 1.5 hours each (approximately 1 Zoom call per week)

  • 2 Mentor Coaching sessions - one to one session Zoom Call 

  • 2 Filmed video of practice session within 4 weeks of each other (demonstrating skills from building on session one)

  • 4 Session notes submission 

  • Completion of final project (here are some of the options) 

    • Reflective journaling on personal development 

    • Quiz

    •  Video demonstrating your skills learned​​

$950 + HST Click here for upcoming training dates and registration 


** Group up to 15 participants.

** Group/Team Discounts 25% off

** Payment plan options available on registration page - contact us for more information. 

Combination of in-person and distant learning:

Host an In-person Training:

  • Contact us for details on how to become a host facility. 

Mentor sessions:

  • TA Method Student

    • Individual $75+ HST/hr per person 

    • Group $50+HST/hr per person 

Schedule a Mentor Session date and time - Click here 

FAQ's About The TA Method 

More info coming soon!

Your TA Method Trainers

Ryan Theriault
Equine Specialist Practitioner - TA Method Trainer 

Ryan has always had a passion for horses since a young age where he began riding and working with horses. He quickly developed skills and soon became a certified with multiple levels of riding. Ryan also knew the influence horses had on the mental wellbeing of individuals. This started the planning of a centre which partnered horses and mental health together.  


As the founder of Tranquil Acres Inc (established in 2011), Ryan has grown and developed programming for a wide range of individuals affected with mental health. Ryan is also the co-founder of Heroes Equine Learning Program (H.E.L.P.) which provides short term residential programming for First Responders, Military members, and their families affected with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Ryan has a keen interest in helping this population specifically as he has his own experience in law enforcement as a past auxiliary member of the RCMP in his home province of Nova Scotia.  


Ryan’s passion is combining his love and knowledge of horses with mental health. He has co-developed the TA Method and is currently serving as a practitioner and trainer for the method. Ryan provides a safe and effective learning environment for those who wish to partner with horses and provide a much needed support to those who are affected with mental health.  


Kyle Bellehumeur 


Kyle’s passion for horses began with his journey with Tranquil Acres. After immersing himself into the space, he knew there was a strong influence on the mental health and wellbeing of individuals when partnered with horses. He has been a team member, manager, and equine specialist of Tranquil Acres since 2013 and has been a key player in the development of programming for the facility.  


In 2014, Kyle co-founded the Heroes Equine Learning Program (H.E.L.P.) organization which provides short term residential programming for First Responders, Military members, and their families affected with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He has also helped advise the organization on clinical aspects of the administration of the organization.  


Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science (with focus on chemistry and biochemistry) from the University of Ottawa and completed his Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in 2019. He has since satisfied the requirements to hold the title of Registered Psychotherapist and is a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Kyle is also completing the requirements for Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. 


Providing in-office and equine assisted psychotherapy is Kyle’s niche. He has since co-developed the TA Method and is the Mental Health Practitioner trainer in this approach to equine assisted psychotherapy. Kyle is always excited to share knowledge with others regarding such a powerful method to helping those affected with mental health.  


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