Christine Adderson

 Isla Adderson

Student Program 


 What We Offer






School of Légèreté  

 Philippe Karl

  Bertrand Ravoux

  Teachers' Course

  Open Clinics




Welcome to ForTheHorse and The Home of the School of Légèreté in Canada.

Our holistic, educational equine farm and equine rescue, in the heart of the Canadian Shuswap Highlands, is like no other!! 


2016 Schedule for Guest Instructor

Melanie Bulmahn

April 9 - 12, 2016

July 14 - 17, 2016

September 29 - Oct 2, 2016

·        NEW Certified Instructor – Isla Adderson, from BC Canada, has been granted the prestigious honour, from Master Philippe Karl, of licensed teacher of the School of Légèreté!!  She is the first instructor ever to be licensed in Canada.  Isla was a student of the first ever Teachers’ Course in North America, along with 8 other students from Canada and USA.  Mr. Karl, as most of you know, has very rigorous exam requirements for student teachers of his School, including four areas of study: 

o   pedagogy – teaching of a guest rider (never been seen before) at exam

o   presentation of personal horse – the accumulation of many years of training and required tasks

o   regular student pedagogy – presentation of a regular student showing required tasks

o   theory – lecture presentation of topic disclosed thirty minutes before exam


The first School of Légèreté Teachers' Course in North America is now complete!!  The School of Légèreté at ForTheHorse had the final exam on the 10th and final clinic, in April 2014. 

The first Teachers' Course was comprised of students from both Canada and USA.

We were so very fortunate to have Mr. Karl personally teach several of the clinics at ForTheHorse, before he decided to limit his long distance travel. 

This ground-breaking, once in a lifetime, first Teachers' Course has opened doors for Légèreté across Canada and USA.  Thousands of equestrians and horses have been introduced to Legèreté through the work and dedication of the ForTheHorse team.  The ForTheHorse team is very grateful to have become a part of the history of the School of Légèreté by boldly going where others have not gone, to introduce Légèreté to North America!!

Join us at our School to study Légèreté as well as the many other equine areas of study we offer.

Our Vision:
We bring the worlds of humans and horses together with respect and dignity.

Our Mission:

To provide the highest quality educational and vocational programs to enrich the lives of riders and horses on an environmentally respectful, organic farm.

Values we are committed to:

  • Complete respect and understanding of equines
  • Responsible land and animal stewardship
  • Excellence in farm management, programs, operations, people
  • Exceptional caring support for our program participants to ensure their safety and well being
  • Honest, equitable and non-discriminatory treatment of all
  • Technological innovation
  • Teamwork and collaboration

Honourary Members of ForTheHorse here

ForTheHorse:  7748 Skimikin Road, Chase, BC, Canada      

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Christine Adderson and Merlin

Philippe Karl, Isla Adderson and Jota