In training horse for the public, I was always amazed when someone would bring a horse that claimed had 90 days of “professional training” and didn’t have what some trainers would have expected at the end of the first week. With TQA’s Training Quality Assurance program I have taken the research from my masters, twenty years’ experience training horses for the public and have sought the advice of other experts in the industry to:
1) Set an industry quality standard for training horses for the public
2) Offer a certification process to certify people to train horses for the public.
The goal of TQA’s industry certificates is to certify students that Wade Black and experts in the industry deem qualified to train horses for the public. TQA offers three industry certificates (shown below) and students that earn all three will earn the TQA “Triple Crown”. Students who receive individual certificates will be posted on both the Training for the Cross and TVCC Horse Production websites. Students who receive the Colt Starting Certificate will have their Colt Starting Test video posted on the websites. Students who receive the Triple Crown will have their Facebook link posted on the websites showcasing the 11 horses started and trained while at TVCC.
Certified Public Horse Trainer
TQA Triple Crown Winners
- Students who receive the TQA Triple Crown are students that have had their work ethic and integrity tested in three different ways. They have maintained a 4.0 through the horse training pathway certificate and have met Wade Black's expectation if they were working for his horse training business. They have met the livestock coordinators expectation in not only taking care or their own horse for two years, but have a held a management position as well. Finally and most importantly they have worked for at least two months for a full time horse trainer going through a "horse training boot camp". In this boot camp students work ethic and integrity is tested not only in training horses, but by putting in horse trainer hours, as well as doing jobs like: picking pens, saddling horses, irrigating, fixing fence, driving tractor and all the other fun jobs that go with the business. If you are an employer looking for an employee, whether training horses or not. The TQA Tripple Crown is TVCC's attempt to present the industry with the best we have to offer. This
certificate puts the spot light on students that not only have the skill to get the job done, but most importantly have the character and core values to help make your business be successful.