The basics of the program:
I have to take 2 horses with me throughout the entire course. The course is 4 3-week sessions from May to November, 2010. Once I complete the course I will be a John & Josh Lyons Certified Trainer.
A couple ideas I had are to take someone’s horse to the school with me, in exchange for helping out with some of the tuition. Also, I can offer blocks of time (2 weeks, 30 days, 60 days, etc) at discounted rates now, for anyone who would be interested in getting training after I am certified.
I have talked to a couple Certified Trainers and they said a few things to think about:
- DO NOT take anyone’s “high dollar” horse to this school. Working horses are better because you are on the horses 8 hours a day and “they get put through hell.”
- However, throughout the course you are completely training/re-training these horses from the ground up. “A horse that goes through the course with you, given registration and bloodlines, will be dead broke and would easily sell for $15,000 or more.”
I have to take at least one broke horse, the other can be un-broke. As of the first of next month I will be officially enrolled for the 2010 Program. It doesn’t start until May of next year, so that is a year to work something out. I have been planning to go to the program for the last two or three years and I have had to put it off because of deployments and all that wonderful stuff. Like I said, I will be going to the school regardless, but it will be putting a major dent in our pockets being that we are trying to buy new property to go “home” to. If any of you are familiar with John Lyons then you will know that this is a great opportunity for me as well as any horse owner.
If anyone is interested please email me or give me a call and I can tell you more about it. Any agreements that are made will be gladly backed up by a contract. You are also welcome to pass this on to any other horsey people you all may know.
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