Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Inspiring Personal and Professional Development

Our Mission

The HERD Institute®️ provides exceptional training to the next generation of Equine-Facilitated Practitioners and inspires professional and personal transformations. We support our members to develop the integrity of their personal philosophy, expand their knowledge and skills, and broaden their horizons through continuous learning and practice.

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Our Vision

The HERD Institute horses in pasture

The HERD Institute®️ offers an inclusive environment, embraces an attitude of abundance, and honors the potential of all its members. Our vision is to create a culturally competent and collaborative global community of certified practitioners who incorporate horses into mental health and educational spaces.

Our Values

Our core values are centered on professional integrity, relational ethics, respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a commitment to continuous self-development.

*Excerpt of an interview with Dr. Veronica Lac on why we focus on diversity at The HERD.