ST, EFL Student

Having always had a passion for both horses and wellness; a colleague suggested I look into the philosophies of The HERD Institute. I completed my EFL Level 1 certification last spring and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the organization as a whole. The focus of The HERD Institute is relationship driven and Dr. Lac offers compassion and understanding to everyone she meets. Her passion for horses and people is beautifully exemplified in the programs of the HERD and in her commitment to helping all of her students succeed.

-ST, EFL Student



“The HERD Institute won’t be the best kept secret in Equine Facilitated Learning for long. 🙂 This program offers both practical and theoretical frameworks. The Institute is lead by highly accomplished experts in their field. If you’re looking for heart-centered professional development and a way to impact the lives of humans while partnering with horses and skillful instructors- look no further. You belong here.” 



“Veronica is amazingly knowledgeable and skilled in sharing her passion and energy in exploring and teaching about the power of relationships and embodied experiences in her training program. I finished the training program recently and highly recommend the program to anyone interested in furthering their experiences and integrating equine partners into their work more completely and compassionately. Veronica is incredibly patient and helpful with flexibility for supervision hours and answering any fun geeky questions we could come up with. She’s is dedicated to helping others reach their goals and find their own personal way of combining her methods with their practice and passions. I can not recommend this program or working with Veronica enough.”



“Wonderful training for Equine Facilitated Learning. Hopefully, we’ll be hosting Veronica at Dragonfly Dressage and Equine Learning Centre next spring!”



“I participated in a weekend retreat. I found the exercises to be incredible. I have never connected so much with my feelings and truly focused on myself and my needs as I have at this retreat. While at the same time connecting deeply with others… People and horses. I am so excited by the possibilities for the future. I am very much looking forward to many more experiences with the HERD Institute.”



“Seriously, when I heard about this I was super standoffish and not sure what I was gonna get from the experience. But I pushed myself to go and I will never regret it or forget it ….This was so helpful and inspiring…. The best experience and people. Very, very, very happy. I can’t wait to keep going. Thank you for everything.”