Personal Enrichment

Horses are beauty and grace and personality and friends!

The more you know about them, the more fascinating and wonderful they become…the more you know about their nutrition, behavior, training, and health care, the more enriched your life becomes.

The Equine Studies Institute offers you a chance to enjoy college equivalent equine study courses at your convenience. Take one course, or several, start anytime, and feel a new closeness with your special partner. Each time you complete a course you’ll be awarded a “Certificate of Achievement” to indicate you’ve taken your commitment farther.

All courses are completely online. Each course has a one-year completion deadline. Enroll today…a deeper understanding is just a click away.

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Courses are taught by outstanding professionals with proven records of success within the fields they teach. Click here to meet the faculty.

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, usually within 5-7 business days.

Earning a certificate means you have successfully completed the course 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.

Students may begin courses at any time, and take one or more courses at the same time and of their own choosing.

Equine Studies Institute equine courses have a completion deadline of one (1) year from the time of enrollment in a specific course. The student may petition for an extension. Requests for extensions must be submitted in writing (email is accepted – studentadvisor@equinestudiesinstitute.org). Extension requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Courses provided by Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute have a completion deadline of 90 days.  Extensions may be requested through TAAI . A fee will apply.

“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 Eleanor 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.

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,” she said. “And in this case, as all situations, those who learn more provide greater care, improve conditions, generate new ideas and stimulate progress.”

“Earning a certificate 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.”

To change your life and assure your financial future, begin your quest by Signing up here.

If you are enrolling in just one course, there is no need to chose a Professional Certification Program at the top of the form. Just chose your course or courses.