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Certification Program

The Certification Program was created to allow us a uniform way of maintaining safety standards for our horses, riders and volunteers. We realize that on occasion we will have someone volunteering with knowledge or even skills surpassing our own. However, we require that each person receive instruction and demonstrate ability within the guidelines of our certification program. Many of the techniques and methods used by us come recommended by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) of which we are a Member Center.

  • Basic Safety & Orientation
  • Catch & Release (Pasture, Paddock, Stall)
  • Grooming
  • Western Tacking
  • English Tacking
  • Side Walking
  • Lead Walking


Certification Trainings

Study the lessons and complete the quizzes in the following areas. (Note that some certifications have age and experience requirements. Lessons and Quizes 1-5 are required for everyone.)

To complete the trainings, go through each of the lessons, (click open the pdf file to read). When you are ready then click open and print the corresponding pdf quiz, complete each required and bring them along with your application on your first scheduled appointment day.

  1. Basic Safety and Orientation Lesson, Basic Safety and Orientation Quiz
  2. Catch and Release Lesson (paddock, pasture and stall), Catch and Release Quiz
  3. Grooming Lesson, Grooming Quiz
  4. Tacking Western Lesson, Tacking - Western Quiz
  5. Tacking - English Lesson, Tacking - English Quiz
  6. Side Walking Lesson, (14 years olds), Side Walking Quiz
  7. Lead Walking Lesson, (15 year olds and above with horse experience), Lead Walking Quiz

(Forms above are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader to open. If you don't have Adobe Reader installed, you can download it for free here.)
Adobe pdf download link