Janice BoucherCo-Founder / EAL Facilitator
Janice is the program coordinator, and assistant instructor of the Cartier EAL Facilitator Certification Program, she is also a facilitator of the Youth and Leadership Development Equine Assisted Learning programs currently running at Cartier Farms.Janice began riding horses with her brother Daryl at the early age of eight years old. Over the years Janice has been involved in many different sports, but more specifically Janice excelled in archery. She was the Canadian National Champion and was the first Canadian to win the...
Gayle CartierFounder / Lead Instructor
Gayle is our Founder of the EAL Building Block Curriculum that we teach and have built our business upon. She is the lead facilitator of the Cartier Equine Assisted Learning Program and Instructor of the EAL Facilitator Certification Program offered at Cartier Farms. Gayle holds a degree in Equine Studies from Humber College, is a Certified Level I English and Level I Western Coach and holds a Level 1 EAGALA Certification.Gayle knew early in life that horses would play a major role in...
Meet Simon! This handsome boy is a 20 year young Dutch Warmblood who left his life in Europe to come to Canada and show the Grand Prix Show Jumping world how it is done. After a successful career in the ribbons, Simon is enjoying a quieter lifestyle and loving his new role as EAL teacher. This boy is all business. He likes to know what's expected and will work hard to get it just right for the right leader.
Introducing T.K! T.K. is a kind and gentle boy who is looking for a leader he can trust. Guide him with compassion and confidence and he gives you his everything! He is just starting his EAL journey after an illustrious career as a school horse and is taking to it like a fish to water. He is sure to become one of our star teachers!
Kalebar is a beautiful 14 year old Rocky Mountain Horse with the most gentle nature. He has had a lot of life experience as a riding horse in both English and Western disciplines and is brand new to the world of EAL. He's a quiet boy who is looking for a confident leader that has a plan and can communicate it clearly and with compassion.
Introducing Whisper our Tennessee Walking Horse Mare. Whisper can be a shy girl and is looking for a confident and compassionate leader. She is kind and very sweet horse who responds well to a soft touch and a kind word. She doesn't always give her leader the benefit of the doubt so you will need to work to gain her trust and confidence, but once you do she will be your most loyal and trusted partner. In her off-time,...
He's Just Fabuluke! A fitting name for this beautiful boy. Luke is a 14 year old registered Appendix (3/4 Thoroughbred 1/4 Quarter Horse) with a big heart. He has spent most of his life as a show horse on the western pleasure/hunter under saddle circuit. He's found his forever home with us doing EAL and training as a hunter/jumper with Tracey. As a teacher he is so sweet, gentle and kind. He gives his whole heart for those who...
Introducing Grace our Spotted Saddle Horse and resident alpha mare! She is a gentle and respectful girl who will happily take the lead and guide you in your learning journey. She is our herd protector and caretaker and takes her responsibilities seriously. She is looking for a confident leader worthy of her follower-ship and trustworthy enough to ease her burden. With Grace on your team you will build your confidence and learn to trust and be trusted. Grace is...
This is the infamous Jimmy! Jimmy is a 2000lb Clydesdale and is quite a character. A true gentle giant, Jimmy loves to be the centre of attention. In fact he frequently demands it! As our spokes horse for our Stomp Out Cancer Campaign his ‘rock-star’ status has been known to go to his head! So big Jimmy requires a committed and confident leader to convince him that their way is the best way. He’ll check in on your instructions,...
Meet Oliver - He is a Thoroughbred Gelding and the inspiration for Dreamwinds. My partner since 2003, he is a gentle guy who seeks steady and reliable leadership. He is what I would call an 'old soul', wise beyond his years and always willing to please. He gives his all and loves to share his wisdom. A master at helping others refine their approach and communication skills, he has been a key influencer of my own leadership development through...