Proper Certifications? Legality?
What are the proper certs for things like:
Being able to give horseback lessons?
Owning a trail riding business?
Your own training business?
A boarding facility?
I have just been too so many "barns" and facilities and wondered. What do you need to run a place like that? Obviously all the correct knowledge and know-how, but how far past that does this all really go? I've seen some pretty amazing facilities and wondered - what did they have to go through to get here?!! And have seen some pretty awful "training and boarding" facilities and wondered ... is this even legal?
One day I would really love to have a nice small boarding facility and train horses. I do believe I have the experience and know-how needed to do so, have managed a small stable (15 horses) and partnered and worked for much larger ones on a lower level. I have an extensive riding history and while my show history is still growing I believe I am a very competent rider/teacher. I have re-trained and re-taught many successful horses and have offered my service to the public and turned around a couple great mounts.
One thing I am not well versed on is the diplomas/certifications/legality involved in it all. I know it is always smart to insure and cover your butt with waivers, but even then there are risks. So my question is:
What certifications (if any) do you need to teach lessons in America? I live in the Carolina's if that helps. What certs do you need for training/boarding and running a trail riding business?