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.
You must complete all of the following courses, plus two of the “electives” to be awarded Certification. Click the link to see a course description.
- 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
- Understanding Equine Behavior $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: choose any (2) of the electives to meet requirement.
- Acupoint Classification $275.00 (TAAI)
- Acupoint Energetics and Landmark Anatomy $275.00 (TAAI)
- Competitive Longe Line $275.00
- Dressage-Foundation for All Riding Disciplines $275.00
- Essential Oils and Acupressure for Horses $275.00 (TAAI)
- Equine Photography $275.00
- Equine Reproduction $275.00
- Equine Safety and Rescue $275.00
- Equine Massage $275.00
- Fit To Ride $275.00
- Five Element Theory For Horses $275.00 (TAAI)
- Horses In Motion $275.00 (TAAI)
- Meridian Theory – Equine $275.00 (TAAI)
- Rev Up Your Dressage Score $275.00
- Ride Competitive Trail to Win $275.00
- Showmanship in Hand $275.00
- Stallion Management $275.00
- Overview to Traditional Chinese Medicine for Horses $275.00 (TAAI)
- Train For Trail $275.00
- Train A Reiner $275.00
- Train for Western Riding $275.00
Courses are taught by outstanding professionals with proven records of success within the fields they teach. Click here to meet the faculty.
It is suggested students register and take the required courses in the sequence listed above, but it is not mandatory. Students may begin a course whenever they choose, and may get assistance from their instructors by e-mail at any time. A student will study the lesson material, then complete assignments and quizzes, submitting them to their instructor. Instructors grade the work and return comments by e-mail. If the student’s work is satisfactory, the student will receive the next lesson, usually within 5-7 business days.
Certification means you have successfully completed a series of courses and acquired the specialized knowledge it implies. Knowledge applied to a purpose is true power; and the purpose of Equine Studies education is to advance and insure the well being of horses and the skills of horsemen. Those who possess the knowledge have the power to make significant contributions within all segments of the world of horses. Click here to see a sample of the final certificate.
And now students can earn discounts on equine insurance for each course certificate they hold, thereby offsetting the cost of their entire education. In addition, students can save hundreds of dollar$ with Gateway computer discounts offered only to students enrolled in approved college programs. (Click here for insurance/computer discount details.)
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. Click here to see Pht certificate sample.
Students may begin courses at any time, and take one or more courses at the same time and of their own choosing.
Courses have a completion deadline of one (1) year from the time of enrollment in a specific course. Elective courses provided by Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute (TAAI) have a 90 day completion deadline. The student may petition for an extension. Requests for extensions must be submitted in writing (email is accepted – firstname.lastname@example.org). Extension requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute charges an extension fee.
Earning “certification” as a professional horse trainer requires the completion of 10 designated courses, and two electives. Students will receive a “certificate of achievement” for each course completed as well as for any “elective” courses completed. Click here to see course certificate of achievement sample.
“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. Today Equine Studies Institute provides the curriculum for the equine study programs of Breyer State University, Stonebridge Associated Colleges-UK, Paradise Valley Community College, New Mexico State University, University of South Carolina Aiken and Allegheny 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,” she 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.”
To change your life and assure your financial future, begin your quest for Certification as a Professional Horse Trainer today. Sign up here.