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If you have been a Mentor for an extended period of time and would like to become a Trainer offering our Certification courses to parents, teachers or therapists, read below for requirements and details of our Train the Trainer program. 

Becoming a Trainer for the Movement Method 1 & 2 Certification Course

Courses to taken:

  • Movement Method  (MM) 1, 2 & 3
  • Completed Train the Trainer Program (all other courses must have been completed previously - see Apprenticeship section below)

General pre-requisites:

  • Complete a background check and Horse Boy Application
  • Active Independent Mentor for at least 2 years.
  • Organize MM 1 workshop for HB staff at Mentor's center
  • Gold member and in good standing with Horse Boy
  • Assisted HB staff in at least 5 MM 1 & 2 workshops
  • Background any of the following:
    • Bachelor degree in education or psychology
    • therapy degree
    • equivalent experience e.g. 5 years in education field (can include homeschooling).

Homework/Course work to provide

  • 3 detailed MM case studies (must include different subjects and different age groups). Case study to be planned and approved by Jenny.
  • Kids logs, small animal logs (if applicable), volunteer logs – to be provided by Horse Boy and to be submitted to Horse Boy quarterly
  • Monthly photos and videos blog of activities on Horse Boy World Blog
  • Testimonials from at least 10 families that you have worked with for at least one 12 week set of sessions.
  • Quarterly activity document. Format to be provided by Horse Boy

Apprenticeship: The Train The Trainer Program

  • @New Trails 7 days to 2 weeks on the ground
    • Host a fake training for our staff
    • Create 3 games for NT families
  • @home: 2 weeks on the ground
    • At very end of requirements
    • Final ok/tweak, final evaluation of horses
    • Organize and host 3 consultation sessions with you and families
    • Organize 3 learning sessions you and your families

Timeframe

  • 420h of families served (e.g.  OR 10h per week for one year)
  • Provide HB w logs kids/volunteer
  • Detailed session log and video/photo blog of selected children (3 minimum)
  • HB will survey/ask for feedback of parents before and after each 12 sessions
  • Parents in direct contact with HB

Structure of workshops if approved

  • All registrations will always be handled through HB
  • Trainers to receive up to 60% paid through HBLLC (that is if there are two of you – if it’s just one we need to send a second trainer in who will receive part of the 60% commission)
  • Max # of trainees: 5 for first year, 8 for second year.
  • Trainees to fill out feedback form provided by HB
  • Required at least 2 HB approved riding instructors

Continuous education

  • Quarterly report
  • Survey /feedback of all trainees
  • 4 days per year at NT or other approved HB training facility
  • 4 days per year HB approved trainer at Practitioners Location for workshops, improvement of horses/environment etc.

 

Becoming a Trainer for the Movement Method 3 Certification Course

Courses to taken:

  • Movement Method 1, 2 & 3
  • Completed Train the Trainer Program for MM 1&2 (all other courses must have been completed previously - see Apprenticeship section below)

General pre-requisites:

  • Complete a background check and Horse Boy Application
  • Active Independent Practioner for at least 2 years.
  • Organize MM 1, 2 & 3 workshop for HB staff at Mentor's center OR Organize HBM 1, 2 & 3 workshop for HB staff at Mentor's center
  • Has to be gold member and in good standing with Horse Boy
  • Has to have assisted HB staff in at least 3 HBM/MM 3 workshops
  • Background any of the following:
    • Bachelor degree in education or psychology
    • therapy degree
    • equivalent experience e.g. 5 years in education field (can include homeschooling).
    • At least 15 years active riding experience. Must have a background in teaching riding lessons. Discipline doesn’t matter but the lessons must be at walk trot and canter mounted. Please provide at least 5 references with details of your students and what they have been working on as riders. Please also submit at least 5 references of horses you have trained for other people and what these horses have learned in the time they were with you.

Homework/Course work to provide

  • Show your environment includes play equipment, educational materials, educational games
  • Assessment of your environment: pros and cons; what bad sensory triggers are still in your environment and why have you not remediated them; best thing you implemented that surprised you with its effectiveness
  • Show 3 environments that yoru MM1 & 2 or HBM 1 trainess have implemented
  • Goal creation for families: 3 case studies that show goals and curriculum creation for children of different ages and in different subjects
  • Records of playdate checklists, volunteer and parent packages
  • Description of your volunteer orientation program
  • Kids logs, small animal logs (if applicable), volunteer logs – to be provided by Horse Boy and to be submitted to Horse Boy quarterly
  • Monthly photos and videos blog of activities on Horse Boy World Blog
  • Testimonials from at least 10 families that you have worked with for at least one 12 week set of sessions.
  • Quarterly activity document. Format to be provided by Horse Boy

Apprenticeship: The Train The Trainer Program

  • @New Trails 10 days to 2 weeks on the ground
    • Host a fake training for our staff
    • Orient volunteers at New Trails
    • Goal and curriculum creation for 1 family 
  • @home: 2 weeks on the ground
    • At very end of requirements
    • Final ok/tweak, final evaluation of horses
    • Take HB staff through your volunteer orientation 
    • Take HB staff through 2 new children and the current status of goal and curriculum creation for that child

Timeframe

  • 420h of families served (e.g.  OR 10h per week for one year)
  • Provide HB w logs kids/volunteer
  • Detailed session log and video/photo blog of selected children (3 minimum)
  • HB will survey/ask for feedback of parents before and after each 12 sessions
  • Parents in direct contact with HB

Structure of workshops if approved

  • All registrations will always be handled through HB
  • Trainers to receive up to 60% paid through HBLLC (that is if there are two of you – if it’s just one we need to send a second trainer in who will receive part of the 60% commission)
  • Max # of trainees: 5 for first year, 8 for second year.
  • Trainees to fill out feedback form provided by HB
  • Required at least 2 HB approved riding instructors

Continuous education

  • Quarterly report
  • Survey /feedback of all trainees
  • 4 days per year at NT or other approved HB training facility
  • 4 days per year HB approved trainer at Practitioners Location for workshops, improvement of horses/environment etc.