Empowered By Horses ~ Heart Centered Leadership ~ Abbotsford, BC

Carla Genevieve Webb BA, EFW-CAN

Carla is a former 13 year member of the Vancouver City Police. After working the beat in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and witnessing the devastating effects of drug addiction she was determined to find a solution that not only focused on prevention and education but empowered youth and adults to make healthy lifestyle choices. With this goal in mind she co-founded Empowered by Horses.  As lead facilitator, Carla uses the herd dynamics of horses as an effective model for building upon and developing inner courage and respectful leadership skills. Her passion is to empower girls and women to live heart centered lives by developing the horse-human connection.

Carla has partnered with horses for over forty years. She has extensive knowledge and showing experience in reining (traditional and freestyle) and both western and english disciplines. She is influenced by the work of Linda Kohanov (The Way of the Horse), Carolyn Resnick (Water Hole Rituals), Mark Rashid (Passive Leadership), and Suzanne Clothier (Relationship Centered Training) is an Equine Guided Development Facilitator (Chiron’s Way) is a Life Coach (Erickson College) and has a BA in psychology (SFU). Carla is a professional horse coach and trainer, and is the founder of Unbridled Potential, an academy dedicated to forging safe, respectful and trusting bonds between horses and people. Her work is about empowering heart centered leadership at home, at work and in the arena. She is currently working on incorporating her love of dance and movement into her teachings.

Carla lives in Abbotsford at Anam Cara Farm and Learning Center with her life partner, Steve, five horses (including two rescued minis); three sheep, two dogs, and four cats.


  • Equine Facilitated Wellness – Canada *Dual certified EFW Professional and Equine Professional.
  • The Art and Science of Coaching – Erickson College 2008
  • The Dance of Equus Equine Guided Development Facilitator Training – Chirons Way
  • Horse Council BC Rider Level 1-3
  • BA in Psychology – SFU 1996
  • Provincial Constable Recruit Training – JIBC 1996
  • Vancouver Police Officer PC 1777 Webb, 1996 – 2010 Vancouver, BC


  • TRE – Tension and trauma releasing exercises – provider in training (2018)
  • Beneath and Beyond – 2015 Gabor Mate
  • CARAT 1.1 (Animal temperament training) Suzanne Clothier – 2015
  • Reflected Relationship – Suzanne Clothier & Dr. Kirby Wycoff – 2014
  • Trauma Informed Practice – Abbotsford Community Services – 2014
  • Activating Your Heart’s Intelligence – Institute of Heart Math – 2013
  • Daring Greatly – Brene Brown – 2013
  • Suicide Awareness Training – Abbotsford Community Services – 2013
  • Cultural Training – Sumas First Nations – 2012
  • Introduction to the Waterhole Rituals – Sharolyn Wandzura – 2012
  • Animal Communication – Heather Faris – 2012
  • Clicker Training for Horses – Deborah Olson-Daniels – 2011
  • Bellyfit Training – Fitness and Women’s Health – 2009
  • Animal Communication – Marijke Vanderwater – 2009
  • Kids and Horses: A therapeutic protocol of excellence MNLINC – Minnesota 2009
  • Psych K (Basic) – Sandra Wallin – 2009
  • Way of the Horse – Linda Kohanov – 2007
  • NCCP Coach Training – Vancouver Police Department – 2003
  • Supervisor Level 1 and Level 2 – Vancouver Police – 2006
  • Emotional Intelligence and Police Leadership – JIBC – 2006


  • Abbotsford Community Services – children and youth group program
  • Ministry of Child and Family Development – working with youth and children since 2013
  • Individual (both youth and adults) sessions, workshops and programs taught since 2008
  • Odd Squad member and volunteer since 1999
  • Volunteer training and community development in Costa Rica – Youth Challenge International

Professional Associations

Horse Tales Society – new 2018
Child Youth Committee – Mission and Abbotsford.
Rise and Shine Toastmasters
Equine Facilitated Wellness Canada – Board of Directors
Character Abbotsford
Individual Member of Horse Council BC

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