Meet Jules

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Jules has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a number of years of experience working as a Social Worker.  She has served as a Group Home/Family Support Worker, a Behavior Support Worker for the Calgary School Board, and as a Children’s Services Investigator. Over the past fourteen years of her life, she has also devoted time to her children, home, and animals.  Through these experiences, she has developed a deep appreciation of the importance of relationships and attachment in life’s journey.  Jules believes that we are constantly learning about ourselves through others, animals, and humans alike.  With Rein Forth Equine, she is excited to combine her two passions: people and horses – providing inspiration, learning and personal growth.

Jules’s experience with horses stems from a “horse crazy” mentality and over 40 years of Western Pleasure Riding.  She has owned and cared for horses the past 20 years. Throughout this time, Jules has attended numerous horse clinics and received coaching in the areas of Western Riding, Horsemanship, Reining instruction and Cowboy Challenge workshops through numerous trainers including  Trevor Mertes (Horses that Work Equine), Tom Mowery,  Ross Hanson, Dan Alliban (Kaliber Equine), & Steve Rother (Rother Horsemanship) where she completed her Level 1, as well as Cowboy Challenge instruction via Jim Anderson.  Jules was also a proud participant on the Wild Rose Riders Drill team for 4 years (2 of which she acted as Team Captain).  She continues to grow her equine experience with ongoing education and training.  Jules is a certified Equine Facilitated Wellness Learning Professional and Equine Professional through Pro- EFW


Certifications and Training:

  • Pro- EFW Certification as an Equine Facilitated Wellness Learning Professional and an Equine Professional
  • The Alarm Spectrum with Gordon Neufeld (Nov 2020)
  • Advanced Interventions & Strategies for Frontline Professionals: Anxiety Managment Techniques with Margaret Wehrenberg
  • High Functioning Autism: Proven & Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviours in Children and Adolescents (April 2019)
  • Childhood Anxiety Seminar via Institute of Childhood Psychology with Tammy Schamuhn (Feb 2019)
  • Managing Anxiety at School & at Home Training Session with Lynn Lyons (Oct 2018)
  • Trauma Competency Training with Eric Gentry Ph.d (Nov 2018)
  • Explorations Workshop -EFW – Can
  • Focus 1 Training: Core Concepts & Focus 2 Training: Scope of Practice – EFW – Can
  • Integration Training – EFW- Can
  • Intensive I: Attachment-Based Development Theory -Neufeld Institute (Oct 2016)
  • Science of Emotion- Neufeld Institute (Feb 2017)
  • Resilience, Recovery & Relationship towards Floursihing Children & Youth – Neufeld Institute (Nov 2017)
  • Emotion Focused Family Therapy (April 2018)
  • Level One Horsemanship – Steve Rother (April 2017)
  • Equine Communication Patterns – Rocking Star Ranch (2017)
  • Roping Clinic – Rocking Star Ranch (2017)
  • Cattle Sorting Clinic – Rocking Star Ranch (2018)
  • Equine First Aid Training – Rocking Star Ranch (June 2018)
  • Horsemanship Clinic with Tom Mowery (March 2019)
  • Neuro Equine Model – Dr. Allan and Dr. Jane Hamilton
  • First Aid/ CPR Level C (Lifesaving Society)
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  • Memberships:
    • Equine Facilitated Wellness Canada Society
    • Alberta Equestrian Federation
    • She is proud to have been nominated as an “Ignitor” for the first 2000 days Mountain View County Early Childhood Coalition