Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Inspiring Personal and Professional Development

Our Mission

The HERD Institute® offers an inclusive environment, embraces an attitude of abundance, and honors the potential of all its members. We aim for Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning to be recognized as an empirically based treatment and educational modality. The HERD Institute® provides exceptional training to the next generation of Equine-Facilitated Practitioners and inspires professional and personal transformations. The HERD Institute supports its members to develop the integrity of their personal philosophy, expand their knowledge and skills, and broaden their horizons through continuous learning and practice.

Our Vision

To create a global community of students and practitioners for Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning, committed to furthering the work of the predecessors in our field.

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.