Posted on January 6, 2014 03:45 am
By Sarah Evers Conrad
Welcome to the official new blog of the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). CHA is excited to introduce this blog as another way to reach both its membership and non-members, established horse lovers and those that may just be developing an interest in horses. As the largest horsemanship instructor certifying organization in North America, CHA's staff and membership have the knowledge and resources to embrace the horse industry for positive change and to share that knowledge to anyone seeking more information about horsemanship.
This blog is set to target a variety of horsemanship topics. For those who are unfamiliar with the Certified Horsemanship Association, the main functions of this non-profit organization are: to evaluate and certify riding instructors and other equine professionals at certification clinics, to accredit a wide range of equine facilities, and to create educational resources, such as riding manuals, DVDs, a magazine, an e-newsletter, videos, and now this blog. In addition, CHA also produces events, such as its annual conference, which is open to anyone. Of course, this blog will go more in-depth into everything CHA does, how to learn more about horsemanship and safety, and how it can help you (whether you are an instructor, rider, parent of a horse enthusiast, etc.).
Even though the organization certifies instructors, CHA does not teach instructors to teach in a certain method or manner. However, it does stress that any interactions with a horse or at a horse facility are safe and effective, so that the student and all involved have fun interacting with and learning about horses.
This blog will continue with CHA's mission to educate horse enthusiasts in a safe, effective, and fun way. CHA can help you, regardless of whether your specialty is English or Western riding, driving, vaulting, trail riding, another discipline, or whether you do all of it or none of it. Since CHA's beginnings in 1967, the organization has developed programs to help everyone from the beginning rider to advanced, along with professional horse men and women with an emphasis on riding instructors and barn managers, to university and college staff, to staff at camp facilities, coaches of vaulting programs, and to instructors of riders with physical challenges.
Topics will range from how members can get the most out of their involvement with this grassroots organization, how parents can find the best riding instructor or camp for their child, what safety equipment is available to riders, how parents can include horses in their home schooling program, how instructors can improve their business, where to find more information and resources on safe horsemanship, what CHA's staff and members are involved in, and so much more.
If you have a topic that you would like to see, please email email@example.com. If you have comments about a post, please start a discussion below in the comments section. If you would like to share a particular post or the blog as a whole, please do so through email, social media, or simply through printing and sharing it at your barn. And if you would like to connect with CHA, we have included all of the ways that you can stay in touch and follow our various efforts.
So stay tuned, and don't forget to let others know about CHA's new blog, "The CHA Way: Safe, Effective, and Fun."
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