Originally Posted by travlingypsy
What makes someone a pro trainer? Other then going to a college and getting into their riding programs, what are some other steps/pathes that trainers have taken?
No matter how many riding programs you may take or even do well in does not in my mind make a pro trainer.
What we should define is what makes a GOOD pro trainer, for ANYONE can hang a shingle out and there are fools born every minute.
Having a website means nothing.
Helping little kiddies means nothing ( other than someone may have fun)
Making it to the odd recognized/sanctioned show means nothing( even with a win)
Doing the Canadain/USA coaching programs means nothing
All the above is nice but it does not tell me that this person can teach a student or train a horse to the point it can be safely ridden.
So ask yourself......How do you become a GOOD pro trainer where people will WANT to come to you for REAL results.