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Going for my PATH Instructor Certification!

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        09-03-2013, 04:15 PM
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    Yearling
    Just thought I'd update and share that I passed the 2nd of the written exams today and am well on my way to logging my certified hours. Feels good making progress

    Good luck to the others on here who are at various stages of the certification process as well! There sure are a lot of hoops to jump through (*trying to find the motivation to renew my CPR certification...)
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        10-12-2013, 10:49 AM
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    Weanling
    Hey....forgot to check back in here...but FYI I did pass my certification in August!!! YAY! The process wasn't easy but it was lots of fun! I was super stressed during the riding test--I would advise riding a couple lazy lesson horses through the pattern before going. I practiced with my own horse and it freaked me out a little being on a much less willing horse during the test. Anyway, I have been teaching 3-4 lessons each Sunday at a barn near my home and can't believe how smoothly it all came together :) best of luck to you that yours goes smoothly as well!
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        06-23-2014, 09:06 AM
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    Yearling
    Final Update: I PASSED!

    It's funny returning to this thread and getting the "old thread warning"- and sort of inspiring to realize that I first posted this thread over a year ago when I made the decision to pursue certification- this weekend, I passed the instructor certification test and I am officially done!

    For anyone else going through the process, I would be more than happy to answer any questions about the on-site workshop and certification. I have a ton of thoughts floating around my head right now about how to prepare to be successful, and I'm going to try to take the time to write them down so I can share with others in the future.

    In terms of the actual testing weekend, I was so fortunate to be testing with an AMAZING group of other candidates- the collaborative, supportive vibe all weekend was something I've truly never experienced in the horse world. I was by far the worst rider there (I was in awe of the beautiful, natural seats so many of the other candidates demonstrated in their riding test)- but even the accomplished former show riders were positive and helped me see the small things that went ok in my ride. Everyone was there all day to support each other's teaching lessons, helped get the arena ready for each person's sample teaching lesson, helped calm nerves for those who needed it and celebrated when people nailed their teaching.

    It was a ton of work, but so totally worth it!
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        06-23-2014, 12:37 PM
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    Foal
    I would love to get my certification, but I'm not sure if I can find someone in the area that has done this and could help me along.

    That's so cool you passed! So excited for you!
         

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