Membership to Shepherd Academy serves as your annual renewal to keep your certification active as well as provides opportunities for continued education. It is the most cost-effective way to receive ongoing support in the field of biblically-based equine assisted programming. Membership includes the best of what Shepherd Academy has to offer:

  • New videos added each month
  • Live Q&A sessions with Ashley
  • A closed Facebook group to build community and support with fellow members
  • Discounts for events, courses and certifications

Videos cover a variety of topics including best practices for equine assisted programming, examples of biblically-based equine assisted activities, counseling and mentoring skills, trauma-focused training, biblical skill-building, preventing trauma in horses, on-line groundwork exercises, liberty with horses, colt starting, riding exercises, problem-solving, lectures on temperament theory and more!

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General Membership Questions


What is included in membership?

The Shepherd Academy Membership serves as your annual renewal to keep your certification active as well as provides opportunities for continued education.Generally new videos are added each month. The Academy’s extensive library is organized so that you can easily search for videos on specific topics. As a member you will also have access to a private Facebook page with live video posts and Q&A with Ashley!


As a member, can I request videos on specific topics?

YES! We offer a variety of categories and tags to search for video topics. However, if you still can’t find a video that applies to your situation, be sure to mention your needs in the next Q&A on our Facebook group page, and we will do our best to either answer the question or make a video sometime in the future that helps give you the information you need.


How do I cancel my membership?

We understand the need to cancel at any time. If you would like to cancel your membership, you can do so via your member account page or contact us, and we will do our best to assist you.Please remember if you cancel your membership your certification will no longer be active.