In-Home Study Program

(With Certification)

 

Learn at your own pace from the comfort of your own home!

In Home Study Program

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 they can be found in.

 

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 impacts 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 tailoring your horses from a study done at Davis University in California.

 

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 contrary beat 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 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.

 

9 - FITNESS & CONDITIONING FOR THE RIDER

There are many programs available if we only would do them, but I have given you a favorite one of mine. You will also have a video showing how the techniques are done and a 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 a 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 the student really knew what they were doing!

 

There are two different programs:

1- 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.

 

2- The $1200.00 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 is my certification program requirements.

 

You must present the following:
1- Eight min video presentation on the techniques, where to do them and how to do them.


2- You must do a massage on the horse on one side. I will be looking for the following:

  • Reaction of the horse.
  • Fluidity of techniques.
  • Timing where you will have 35 min to complete the massage.
  • All video work will need a person on the camera where they can follow you, non moving camera is not allowed.


3- Everything on the videos in the program, Massage, stretching, and Saddle fit, and human massage must be demonstrated. I realize the human massage is not necessarily about horses, however it will show me you can do a good job on the horses. Your family members and friends will appreciate this section.

 

BOOK WORK:
I will need each chapter in your book which is not included in the videos to be explained. 


EXAMPLE:
The nutrition chapter is perfect for going into depth as there is a lot of material for horse and human, a three min 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 them I will be pleased to put my name on a certificate, you will have felt you earned it, and you can feel good that I am not a PAPER MILL!

 

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


Happy Trails padnas
Geary Whiting