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Education

Introduction to Horse Ownership

Introduction to Horse Ownership (IHO) Classes offer hands-on training to better understand how to handle and care for your horse. 

 

IHO Workshops are separated into two parts to offer hands-on training to better understand how to handle and care for your horse. Workshops are priced at $250 for both Part One and Part Two. Each workshop is limited to ONLY FOUR participants.

Part 1
Choosing and Handling Your Horse

  • Choosing the right equine partner

  • Leading the horse

  • Horse behavior

  • 50 shades of horses

General Care and Equine Professionals 

  • Routine Maintenance

  • Equine Professionals

  • Grooming instruction

  • Tack and equipment care

  • Seasonal care

Housing and Nutrition

  • Creating a safe environment

  • Boarding options

  • Grain and supplements

  • Forage

Part 2
Trailer Safety

  • Types of trailers

  • Trailer loading

  • Trailer safety

Physical Maintenance

  • Free lunging

  • Lunging with a lunge line

  • Stretches and massages

Medical Maintenance

  • Application of bandages

  • Checking vitals

  • Administering medication

  • Common illness and ailments    

 

 

Workshops are non-refundable and in a first come-first serve format, so be sure to register early! Registration closes when a workshop is full and no later than four days prior to the beginning of each workshop. A take-home book will be provided for each workshop.

All students will receive participation certificates!

*Closed-toed shoes are required for each class.
*Participants must be 10 years of age or older to attend.  

Teaching Fundamentals

 

This is an online course designed to improve teaching skills and prepare participants for a teaching certification. Each session consists of four classes and includes homework assignments and bonus material. Each class takes place on Zoom and lasts approximately one hour. Courses are priced at $100 and is limited to ONLY FOUR participants.

 

This course includes: 

  • Task Analysis

  • Flexible Explanation 

  • Effective Communication

  • Lesson Planning

  • Getting Creative

  • Thinking Ahead

  • Student Evaluations

All students will receive participation certificates!

*Please note: This course focuses on teaching techniques and does not include horsemanship lessons. Prior equine experience is highly recommended for this class.

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