Professional Horse Trainer Certification

           Being a Certified Professional Horse Trainer is career enhancing and life enriching, for it identifies you as one who has devoted and dedicated time and attention to equine and equestrian understanding and insight. 

          Certification is essentially an academic record of your achievement. Certification grants you the right to put Pht (professional horse trainer) after your name.

           Courses are taught by outstanding professionals with proven records of success within the fields they teach. 
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           It is suggested students register and take the courses in the sequence listed above, but it is not required.  Students may begin a course whenever they choose, and may get assistance from their instructors by e-mail at any time.  A student will study the lesson material, then complete assignments and quizzes, submitting them to their instructor.  Instructors grade the work and return comments by e-mail.  If the student's work is satisfactory, the student will receive the next lesson.

        Some courses require videos and/or pictures.  You may submit via a video or picture hosting website, such as YouTube or PhotoBucket.  You may also send via snail mail.

         Certification means you have successfully completed a series of courses and acquired the specialized knowledge it implies.  Knowledge applied to a purpose is true power; and the purpose of Equine Studies education is to advance and insure the well being of horses and the skills of horsemen.  Those who possess the knowledge have the power to make significant contributions within all segments of the world of horses.

         Designated courses:

                              Bits, Saddle Fitting and Hoof Balance $275.00
Nutrition for Maximum Performance $275.00
Conformation and Selection for Performance $275.00
Training Performance Horses $275.00
Behavior Modification Techniques $275.00                       
Stable Management $275.00
The Business of Making Money With Horses $275.00
Equine Health and Disease Management $275.00
Legal Aspects of Horse Management $275.00
Preparation for Competition $275.00

           Elective courses include:

                             Competitive Longe Line $275.00
                             Equine Photography $275.00
                             Equine Safety and Rescue $275.00
                             Equine Sports Massage $275.00
Coat Color Genetics $275.00
Dressage-Foundation for All Riding Disciplines $275.00
Fit To Ride $275.00
Rev Up Your Dressage Scores $275.00
Sculpt Your Horse $275.00
Showmanship in Hand $275.00
Stallion Management $275.00
Equine Reproduction $275.00
Train for Western Riding $275.00
Traditional Vaquero Hackamore Training $425.00

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             And now students can earn discounts on equine insurance for each course certificate they hold, thereby offsetting the cost of their entire education. In addition, students can save hundreds of dollar$ with Gateway computer discounts offered only to students enrolled in approved college programs.  
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           Once all required courses for the Professional Horse Trainer Certification have been successfully completed, Equine Studies Institute, the world's leading provider of online equine study curriculum for colleges and universities, will award your Certified Professional Horse Trainer certificate. 
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          Students may begin courses at any time, work at their own pace and convenience without completion deadlines, and take one or more courses at the same time and of their own choosing.

          Earning "certification" as a professional horse trainer requires the completion of 10 designated courses.  Students will receive a "certificate of achievement" for each course completed as well as for any "elective" courses completed. 
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            "Being online makes the courses convenient and affordable, but not easy.  Our instructors insist on mastery of the subject, insuring their personal integrity and the competency of the student," said Don Blazer, president of Equine Studies Institute.  Equine Studies Institute has been involved with equine care and training education for more than 30 years, starting as a publisher of horse books and short courses.  Today Equine Studies Institute provides the curriculum for the equine study programs of Breyer State University, Stonebridge Associated Colleges-UK, Scottsdale Community College Continuing Education, Paradise Valley Community College, New Mexico State University and Allegany College of Maryland.

            Equine Studies Institute curriculum is designed to be practical and applicable to all equestrian disciplines.  The focus of Equine Studies Institute curriculum is the eventual success of the individual student within all facets of the horse industry.

           "The horse industry has languished for years without educational standards or the licensing of those who call themselves professionals.  No longer--the future belongs to those women and men who achieve academic excellence. In today's world, to earn more, you must learn more," he said.  "And in this case, as all situations, those who learn more provide greater care, improve conditions, generate new ideas and stimulate progress."

          "Being a Certified Professional Horse Trainer identifies you as a person with the knowledge and skills to care and train horses owned by others.  Clients are drawn to those with credentials, and appreciate and feel confident leaving their horse with you," Blazer noted.

          "Success," said Blazer, "is being good, getting better and then becoming the best."

           As with all good certification, credential and licensing programs, we expect you to remain informed about the latest techniques, advances, skills and research that affects you and the horses within your care.
            Certification from Equine Studies Institute as a Professional Horse Trainer or Professional Riding Instructor is granted for your lifetime…however, it is expected you will continue seeking knowledge and it is expected you will renew your "certification" every two years.
             To be eligible for "certification renewal" you must complete and verify a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education during each two-year period.  You will be given "continuing education" credit for online and classroom college courses, for formal seminars and clinics, and for participation in breed association or organizational educational programs.  (E-mail: for eligibility of educational programs.)
             You must submit your certification renewal information along with a check or money order for $40 to HorseCoursesOnline, 838 Georg Oaks, TX 78163.  Be sure to include dates, receipts, transcripts or other pertinent information for verification.

           To change your life and assure your financial future, begin your quest for Certification as a Professional Horse Trainer today.  
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