Elna Wahl studied at the Rand Afrikaans University during the once proud Afrikaans university's pioneering years. She obtained a BA degree in psychology. Her keen interest was remedial education and abnormal psychology and she passed these subjects with distinction.
She obtained her Higher Education Diploma from Unisa and later teached at the Hoëveldse Hoër Landbouskool where her own children were also pupils. During this time she headed various church and cultural organisations. She founded the Jong Dames Dinamiek, Vroue Kenkrag and the Afrikaner Volkswag branches in her area and organised various folk festivals. She was chairperson of the Vroue Aksie at her church, as well as the Kinderkrans and Sunday school teacher for 16 years. Under her leadership the local kindergarten was established. She led the project until the school registered as a departmental nursery school a few years later. She served on the management of the SA Vrouefederasie as well as the Hildebrand Children's Home where she was closely involved with the problems of the orphanage children.
While still a teacher with instruction Educational Leadership, she became deeply concerned with the challenges and problems facing today's children. With encouragement from her principal she took these children to her sheep farm, Mooigelegen, for weekends where they would swim with her own children, go horse back riding and help to herd the sheep.
The dramatic outcomes of these visits to the farm convinced Elna to tackle a new challenge – one which would prove to be a first in South Africa – namely a horse facilitated educational and training institute.
Elna's love for her farm and her horses, her years of experience with horses and thorough knowledge of these magnificent animals, her love for children as well as a lot of experience with them, and her love for education and psychology, now forms a winning combination.
Various students work at Mooikrans Equus on a full or part-time basis. These facilitators undergo proper training and are well prepared for the camps.