Getting certified to become a horse trainer

“Hello Stacy, can folks get certified for instructor and horse training through you? If not, what is the best program you recommend? I’m an all around rider so not wanting to get certified through a specific discipline. Thank you”

No, that is not something I offer. The first two that come to mind are Clinton Anderson and Josh Lyons although I don’t know much about the programs (If anyone else has a recommendation feel free to list in the comments).

My thoughts are… (take or leave them as they were free:)…generally speaking when you decide to become an instructor/trainer, clients are more likely to want to see your results more than they care about who you certify with.

Study, learn, train and grow in the best way for you to achieve the results that you and your future clients desire.
I recommend learning and training your own horse as an example of what you can do. Everyone I know who has followed this path has been very successful in finding clients.

Ride with Faith,
Stacy Westfall


  1. Christie on January 9, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Ken McNabb

  2. Carol on January 8, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Caroline Beste offers certification in training : )

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