About The Programs

 Great meals, lodging, outings, and unforgettable memories. One price of $2,295 per student covers everything in this unique program for horse and rider. 

 

Everything is covered under the $2295.00 pricing. Lodging, meals, and all subject matter. A $3,000,000.00 Liability Insurance for your business will be provided at a discounted price of $75.00 to you for the first year. 


Currently, school is located in Paso Robles, California. This is horse country, folks and voted one of the top ten romantic getaway spots. School is taught at my friend Cynthia Candleberry's ranch. Lodging is at the quaint Farm House Motel.

 

All materials for school will be sent out upon sign-up.

 

 

In-Home Program

 

Over the years many who have wanted to attend my program simply could not make the journey for various reasons and asked me if I would ever create an In-Home program for them. In doing such a program I thought to myself, how can I honestly create something with credibility. Certainly, the traditional approach was not going to work because answering some written questions was only memorization but did not assure that the students really understood what they were doing!


Two In-home Programs:


1. $600.00 NON-Certification Program. For those who simply want to learn how to work on their own horses or friends horses, I have created the Non-Certification $600.00 program with the same information I teach in my school complete with videos and consultations.


2. The $1,200.00 Certification Program is quite extensive! You will need to show me you really get it before I put my name to a certification of any value. 


As I thought about my school I soon realized I needed to see the student in action, and I would also need to see my In-home student in action. So, I decided I would make movie stars out of them. Yes, camera work was the order of the day, and, so, here are my certification program requirements.


You must present the following:


   A. Twelve-minute video presentation on the techniques, where to do them and how to do them.
   B. You must do a massage on the horse on one side. I will be looking for the following:
          a. Reaction of the horse. 
          b. Fluidity of techniques. 
          c. Timing where you will have 35 minutes to complete the massage. 
          d. All video work will need a person on the camera where they can follow you, a non-moving camera is not allowed.
   C. Everything on the videos in the program except human massage must be demonstrated:  massage, stretching, and saddle fit.


BOOKWORK:
I will need the student to explain each chapter in the book which is not included in the videos. 


EXAMPLE: 
The nutrition chapter is perfect for going into depth as there is a lot of material for horse and human. A three minute talk will not do. I want to know you actually have given some thought to this material and because of its importance you should get a lot from the material. The only reading on your video might be a quote from me. I want to see you actually get it and that you are sincere and excited about what you are learning. If you do this then I will be pleased to affix my name on your certificate, you will have felt you earned it, and you can feel good that I am not a PAPER MILL!


Always feel free to contact me with any questions. I am here to make you and your horses happy. 

 

Off-Site Programs

 

This is one of my very special groups from Ogden Utah, I truly enjoy these away programs. You can also go to my VIDEO PAGE  and view STUDENTS HAVING FUN WITH GEARY and see another Utah (can we say out of control) group!


HOW THE OFF-SITE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM WORKS:


You will be the host and put together the group and the location. As the host, your program is at no cost.


Four paid students –$1,500.00 per student, includes instruction and materials.
Every paying student past four gives the group a discount of $100.00 per student.
For those interested contact Geary for details. 


This is a very nice program for many reasons.
1- No airfare or travel expenses to attend the onsite program.
2- You do not have to leave your family.
3- Geary gets a paid vacation...now we're talking!!!

 

Table Of Contents

 

CHAPTERS 1-9


1 - EQUINE & HUMAN NUTRITION
This is valuable information! In this chapter, we cover 134 health problems horses face. We address what causes them, how to address them, and how to prevent them. We also cover human nutrition from Vitamin A to Vitamin U as well as natural minerals, what they do, and what foods provide them.


2 - MASSAGE & STRETCHING TECHNIQUES FOR HORSES
These techniques are illustrated as well as covered in my video.


3 - HOOF CARE

No foot, no horse! This chapter has diagrams, articles and a better alternative to medal shoes. Based on the interest I receive from my students on this subject, I feel you will get a lot out of this section of the program. Please go to swedishhoofschool.com for interesting videos showing impact and how it affects the Coffin Bone.

 

4 - EQUINE PERFORMANCE

You will become acquainted with fitness and training techniques, common problem areas of stress, and injury from training and performance. You will also find an excellent article on trailering your horses from a study done at the University of California, Davis.

 

5 - ANATOMY
Over the years, I have started to put less emphasis on memorization of the anatomy and more on the treatment itself. Still, it is good to have a working knowledge of horse anatomy. So...it is time to color your own horse and have a little fun and relaxation as well as understanding the function of the muscles.

 

6 - HOW MUSIC AFFECTS BOTH HORSE & HUMAN
This is a very informative and interesting study into how music affects strength, attitude, and performance. You will learn about what we call “The Anapestic Beat.” This a beat contrary to that of the heart. With proper understanding, both you and your horses will greatly benefit.


7 - ARTICLES

I have selected some of my more informative articles which will show the benefits of what you are learning through this program. You will also find more of my articles on www.gearywhiting.com, which will also benefit you.

 

8 - HUMAN MASSAGE (Shiatsu)


In this chapter, you will learn my style and techniques for humans. You have a video, diagrams, and explanation of how and where to treat. You will learn what meridians are as well as how to get rid of a headache. Yes, a video is included with this section. You may be asking, "Why would I want to be studying human massage?" Even though you will not become certified in human massage, none the less you will have a great gift to help others, your family and friends. Breaking into the Equine massage field will have its challenges, and if you can help the owners and trainers by getting rid of their nagging issues, you will have a open door to the horses.

 

9 - FITNESS & CONDITIONING FOR THE RIDER

There are many fitness programs available if we only would do them. I know there are many ways of getting fit, but I have given you a favorite one of mine because it gets quick and effective results without injuries. However, it does not mean it is easy! You will also have a program and a video showing how to use the techniques.

 

That is the program, and it is worth 60 CE’s for those who need to update their required education for human massage requirements.

What Exactly Is The National Certification Board Of Therapeutic Massage And Bodywork NCBTMB. 

 

This organization approves those teachers who have successfully demonstrated through their accomplishments that they are qualified to be providing further education in the message field. This program is accredited for 60 CE,s

 So, what does this mean for you as one considering education in the equine massage world? It means you will be receiving a unique and well-rounded education based on Geary Whiting’s associations with World Class Trainers, Doctors, and Athletes, as well as his original research and accomplishments in the health and fitness world.


As you peruse my accomplishments you will be relieved knowing that this kid has been around the block quite a few times. Let me put it to you this way, this ole dog has some great education miles on him, and I look forward to sharing my years of experience with you. Happy Trails Padnas.

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