Trainer / Instructor Certifications

Discussion in 'The Carrot Stick' started by equusteacher, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

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    There are 2 groups here in America that do trainer/riding instructor certifications.
    Nothing is standardized as of yet over here but it IS a start.
    http://www.riding-instructor.com/
    http://www.cha-ahse.org/bydate.php

    My questions are:
    Which group do you think offers a better cert?
    Why?
    Which group do you feel is more recognizable?
    Why?
    If 2 instructors had equal experience and refrences but on had a certification, would that make a difference to you?
    Why/Why not?

    Do you feel that there should be some form of standardized testing/certifications system for trainers/instructors here in America?
    Why/Why not?
     
  2. desederada

    desederada New Member

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    Being certified or not wouldn't make one bit of difference to me. I look at what a person has accomplished. I also want someone that has actually trained a variety of horses from youngsters to problem horses even if it's just for riding lessons. I don't want the prima dona who's parents went out and purchased a 100,000 dollar horse for her that HER trainer worked everyday so that she could do well and then start selling herself as a trainer.
     

  3. Jen

    Jen New Member

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    Further, the person had better be able to actually teach. Too often we see good riders attempt to teach with poor results.