Training Quality Assurance Industry Standards For "Starting a Horse"
Training Quality Assurance (TQA) is a
source of information to U.S. horse owners of how accepted scientific
knowledge can be used to educate horse owners on the "starting process"
and setting a solid foundation on a horse. TQA guidelines are designed
to help both the producer (horse trainer) and the consumer (horse
trainer’s client). In the same way the foundation of a house determines
the safety and security of the future building, the “starting process”
(first 40 days) on a young horse should help to determine the safety and
security of the future equine partner. TQA is working with experts in
the industry to set quality standards to help the consumer determine who
is truly qualified to “start” their horse. To help set industry
standards and guidelines for qualification the welding industry has the
American Welding Society, the automotive industry has the Automotive
Service Excellence and Riding Instructors have the Certified Horsemanship Association. It is the goal and mission of Training for the Cross's TQA program to help set standards and guidelines for
horse training, to determine who is truly qualified to “start” colts and sell horses to the public.