Industry associations and businesses also offer virtual learning opportunities to complement in-person training. Depending on the organization, a certificate or credential might be possible after completing specified components of a program. Each has different requirements, so it's best to visit the website to determine which is the best fit for your business goals.
These are four websites that offer resources to help barn managers achieve their goals.
Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA): CHA offers access to education through an online streaming service. Topics range from instructor teaching tips to facility management, horse management, and more. Flexible options are available for one-time viewing or as a monthly subscription. Webinars are also available.
Equestrian Professional: Industry experts from multiple disciplines create the content. The information is available in webinars, e-newsletters, and other resources that address every aspect of running a stable to planning a new business, helping existing stables troubleshoot challenges and continue their path to success.
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.): PATH Intl. is the go-to website for stable managers offering equine-assisted services for individuals with special needs. PATH Intl. is the credentialing organization for accrediting centers and certifying instructors and equine specialists. The website has a robust offering of manuals and informational books available for download.
Horses For Clean Water: Provides educational resources the latest horse keeping practices including manure and mud management, pasture management, equine behavior, and emerging trends. This group’s founders are on a mission to help other horse owners manage their land in the best way possible for horse health and the environment. The resources available on the website and educational tours make this topic easily accessible with tangible tips for creating an action plan.
Extension Horses: Extension Horses, Inc. is a group of professionals from different Land Grant Universities around the country that collaborate to bring the public research-based information for educational use. That group is dedicated to bringing horse and equine facility owners the resources to help them better care for horses.
Extension Horses, Inc. is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of a 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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Editor's note: Our parent company, Equine Network LLC, has several brands that offer online educational membership platforms. Check out these subscription video on demand (SVOD) portals: DressageTodayOnDemand, Horse&RiderOnDemand, Roping.com and EventingTraining.com.