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post #51 of 64 Old 05-03-2010, 11:40 AM
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I have a lovely mare Babee who is an amazing kids horse I had my cousins school group come out to the barn a few years ago and I taught them the basics of how to take care of a horse and each of them got to ride her shes a lovely mare whos a beginner horse she can have three year olds on her.

So how did you cover insurance while the school group was there? What if something had happened to one of the little ones while you were responsible for "coaching" him/her? And not to get dramatic, but what if, god forbid, one of the little kids fell and became a para/quadriplegic? The fact that this didn't occur to you really doesn't give me a whole lot of faith. As we all know, the safest horse in the world can have a bad day. Coaches need to be able to take everything into consideration, including when a safe horse goes wrong.

I think part of the problem here is that you're too busy defending yourself to realize that there is some good information we are trying to give you (even though you continue to thank the posters in the thread). At the end of the day, you're going to do what you're going to do - if that means "open your own barn and teach little ones", then so be it. From my perspective, you've already put yourself into the exact situations you're saying you wouldn't "until you have liability coverage and certification".

To clarify, I think its HUGELY IMPORTANT to go after you're dreams. I just think it's important to be a realist while doing it. Crappy stuff happens, and you have to protect yourself (and your family) from those very situations.
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So how did you cover insurance while the school group was there? What if something had happened to one of the little ones while you were responsible for "coaching" him/her? And not to get dramatic, but what if, god forbid, one of the little kids fell and became a para/quadriplegic? The fact that this didn't occur to you really doesn't give me a whole lot of faith. As we all know, the safest horse in the world can have a bad day. Coaches need to be able to take everything into consideration, including when a safe horse goes wrong.

I think part of the problem here is that you're too busy defending yourself to realize that there is some good information we are trying to give you (even though you continue to thank the posters in the thread). At the end of the day, you're going to do what you're going to do - if that means "open your own barn and teach little ones", then so be it. From my perspective, you've already put yourself into the exact situations you're saying you wouldn't "until you have liability coverage and certification".

To clarify, I think its HUGELY IMPORTANT to go after you're dreams. I just think it's important to be a realist while doing it. Crappy stuff happens, and you have to protect yourself (and your family) from those very situations.

I was walking them and I was right there by them. My mother was there and it was my aunt who brought the school group. It was my cousins and some of there homeschool friends.

I had permission from my old trainer. BY THE WAY.
My coach knew I knew what I was doing.

and not to mention my aunt asked me if its ok if they took a school fieldtrip out to the barn.
I had to ask my coach first and she said thats fine. You know what your doing. So I was ok! I am not doing anything that I said, I wouldnt do until I am liable and certfied.
It was a one time thing. I am no were near irresponsible when it comes to my cousins being near my horse.

They have ridden her before an so has a lot of people because shes one of the calmest best horses around.

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I know even the safest horse can have there days. I have seen it lol! I have witnessed it.

So missH can you please take this as I am thanking everyone for the advice given. I am not trying to argue with anyone I will take all the advice I can get but I don't want to stop living my dream.

I am taking the advice I would love all the advice needed but sometimes the best advice isnt the advice needed. I was only asking for some other ways to get certified.
Not anything other then that.

So this came wayy off topic from what I see.

But thanks anyways for the advice guys I appreciate it :)
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Alright, cool - just lookin out for ya.
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Alright, cool - just lookin out for ya.
I know you are. But please trust me I know what I was doing. I knew what I was doing. I made sure all the kids had on helmets I made sure that none of the kids walked behind her or under her.
I made sure that none of them were by her without me being right there the whole time.

I had my old coach near me if I needed her help. My mom whos been around horses ever since she was born was there and same with my aunt. And not only that but the parents had to sign forms for permission of the child riding my horse even though she was my horse they still had to sign documents to make sure I didn't get sued.
I will do that when I start my own barn
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Brilliant! I was wondering if you had them sign waivers prior to getting on...thanks for posting that.
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Brilliant! I was wondering if you had them sign waivers prior to getting on...thanks for posting that.
Your welcome. :)

So do you trust me now that I know what I was doing?
And that I do know what I was doing?

So can we please go to my original topic? I was wanting to know other ways of getting certified. Is Pony club? How do I get certified through that?
and what other ways are there?
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Thank-you soo much :)

Oh can these be done online and testing in person? Or what do I do? I live in Texas and need to find a place close by. haha
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You'll have to read the info on the sites. I know that atleast for BHS, they have some online study materials, although you may have to pay for them, I don't know for sure. Documented teaching time is most likely required, possibly along with videos of you teaching/riding, along with the required in-person testing. If you can't find a centre near you, you may have to be willing to travel.
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