Summer 2011 Pilot Program
Summer of 2011, we will be offering a unique program for the first time ever. This program is designed to be highly customizable to meet a wide range of student needs. Students can choose to focus on colt starting, riding instruction, stable management, equine facilitated learning, or prospect training and marketing. Students who choose to enroll in this program must be highly self-directed and self-motivated as, while students will be supervised and guided by CIES faculty, students will be required to submit a program proposal, will share responsibility in designing their own curriculum, and will operate real world programs.
CIES offers a 12-24 month on-site certificate program. The duration of your program will be determined by your experience. Our program is ideal for anyone interested in greatly expanding their ability to communicate with and train horses and riders, including those interested in a professional career.
Students are required to be at the ranch 4 days a week for 3-3.5 hours each day. During their time at the ranch, students will teach lessons, work with horses, and receive 30-60 minutes of personalized instruction from faculty. Students are welcome to spend additional time at the ranch as they desire.
Students can easily maintain a part time, 30 hour a week job while participating in the program. The program is designed to allow students to advance their horsemanship goals without going into extreme debt. We believe in facilitating a healthy lifestyle for our students, horses, and staff. For that reason, it is possible to pay tuition on a monthly basis rather than all up front.
*Please inquire about accelerated options if you cannot commit to a one year program.
- Correct leg, seat, and rein aids
- Long and low posture
- Smooth, straight, rhythmic
- Transitions, rein back, canter departs, half steps
- Lead changes
- Training on the trail
- Sensitizing, desensitizing, obstacle work
- Foal handling, halter training, colt starting
- Trailer loading
- Water crossing
- Training for the Trail
- Trick Training - rear, lay down, bow, wave, smile, liberty
- Hoof balancing
- Stretches for rehabilitation
- Body alignment and posture for horse and rider
- Equine massage
- Introducing bathing, clipping, and sprays
- Humane tack fitting
- Horseback riding instruction
- Photography, videography, website management
Students who complete the CIES Program will receive a written Acknowledgement of Completion and formal certificate.
Students who complete a certificate program will put themselves in a strong position to begin a career in a number of horse-related fields including: riding instruction, colt starting, performance training (reining, dressage, hunter/jumpers, gaming, endurance, etc.), equine philanthropy (rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming), barn management, and others.
Tuition is $5000 annually. It is payable monthly. Students will incur very few additional costs for books and materials. Boots and a riding helmet, however, are required.
We have a rolling-start program and accept new students at any time.