Gayle Cartier

Founder / 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 her career. Feeling passionate about horses since she was a young girl, she always had a desire to teach kids and adults to ride. Her 30 years of coaching experience in jumping and western disciplines allowed her the opportunity  to recognize that horses have a gift for creating a positive lifestyle for people involved with them at all levels of interaction. Observing the horses natural ability to teach life skills when combined with facilitation and the effect this had on her students began her journey into Equine Assisted Learning. The 10-year development, testing and research by the Cartier Equine Center, has created an amazing program that the Cartier team is very proud of.

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