Requirements for Coaching Courses
It is our firm belief that the slogan “Poverty means owning a horse” is not necessarily true. If you are professional it is possible to make a living or supplement your income with horses. We do not deny that horses require a lot of hard work and working in the industry means long hours and at times working when others are having fun, but what a way to make a living…. And think of how much pleasure can you give to other people by introducing them to the wonderful world of horses!
Consciously Creating Circumstances
For the practical components of the course you will need to have access to:
Horse facilities, tie up rail, horses, gear such as halter, rope, saddle, bridle, rugs, boots, lungeing gear, safe riding areas, some basic jumping materials, 3-6 riders and horses.
Block 1 requires practical assessment of basic horse handling skills and horse management tasks such as catching, leading, tying, grooming, saddling and bridling a horse. The main purpose of this is of course correct techniques but also to ascertain your awareness of safety issues. Especially experienced horse people often take shortcuts when handling horses.
As you are training to become a teacher of inexperienced students, your attention to safety details is paramount. So when you demonstrate these tasks, we will ask you to “talk us through”, i.e. explain what you are doing while you are doing it as if you are teaching it to a beginner.
- Do I need to live in Australia to do the course?
- Are there any pre-requisites?
- What equipment and facilities do I need?
- Are there any other requirements to gain the qualification?
- Can I get insurance?
- How can you learn the practical things online?
- What if I rather do the work with an assessor face to face?
- How long does the course take?
- I am experienced, do I still need to do the whole course?
- If I have problems who will help me?
- How does the video assessment work?