Work Experience Program  

TVCC Equine 

Booster Program

It is the goal of the TVCC equine program to certify students that are qualified to train and sale horses to the public. Through TQA (Training Quality Assurance) we are working on trying to set an industry quality standard for starting, training and selling horses to the public.  According to TQA there are four stages of setting a solid foundation on a horse. 


   1)  Setting the Foundation 

   2) Building on the Foundation Through Doing Jobs       

   3) Testing the Foundation Through Doing Jobs (Finding Holes)

   4) Using and Maintaining the Foundation To Do Jobs. 


Goals of TVCC's Work Experience Scholarship Program

      1)  Give students experience in working with an actual client.

      2) Give students experience in taking a horse through TQA's                       various phases, stages and levels of training.  

      3)  Provide deserving students with supplemental income while

            going to school.  

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                                                Colt Starting

Currently the most common industry quality standard for "starting" a horse is to have them for two month and through TQA’s phase four of training. It is also common for most people training horses for the public to charge between $600 and $800 per month. So to set a “solid foundation” on a horse a person should expect to pay between ($1200 and $1600).  Although we are trying to meet the industry quality standard through the green breaking program, as a result of training young kids along with your young horse, we often times fall short of our goals.

Below I would like to share how much we have into the horses and offer a suggested booster donation. However, at the end of the day we are not running a business and whatever you choose to donate to our 501-C3 through the horse production program will be very much appreciated and will go far to help make our program better.

Fixed Costs to Cover Expense (Paid at Drop Off) 

TVCC Expense/ Term

       $360 Feed and Board

       $100 Teeth and Vet Expense

       $460 (For Three Months)

Training Donation: Work Experience Scholarship Program (501-C3)

Suggested Training Donation 

            Through Phase 4         $ 540 + $460 =   $1,000

            Through Phase 3         $ 400 + $460 =     $860

            Through Phase 2         $ 250 + $460 =       $710

            Through Phase 1          $ 150 +  $460 =      $610

                                     Performance Horse Training

TVCC's performance horse program is for student's during their second year.  During the performance horse series student's go through working cow horse in the fall, advanced horse training and cow cutting during the winter and arena horse skills during the spring.  The focus of these classes are to expose students to using a horse in all aspects of ranch work and showing and competing in the arena.  During these classes horses will be used on a ranch near Jordan Valley OR doing actual ranch work and exposed to different shows through the stock horse team.  TVCC's stock horse team competes in ranch roping competitions, stock horse competitions and rope horse competitions.       

Fixed Costs to Cover Expense (Paid at Drop Off) 

TVCC Expense/ Term

       $360 Feed and Board

       $100 Teeth/ Chiropractor and Vet Expense

       $460 (For Three Months)

Training Donation: Goes Into Scholarship Foundation (501-C3)

Suggested Training Donation 


  •        Work Experience Scholarship        ($10/ Ride) 

Note:  This price includes the expense that we have in the horse, money to pay the student and a small percent to go back to the program.  Shoeing, horse show expense and major medical expense is not included in the total. If you want to have the student show your horse in the ranch competitor events, if your horse requires major medical care and if you want us to find a shoer.  This expense will need to be added to the total booster donation.     

We cannot stress enough how much we appreciate your support to the program. We could not do it without your continued support.

For more information on TQA visit

For more information on Stock Horse Team shows and events visit.

Thank You

Wade Black