Over the ten years since I became an RA my 'area', if there is one, has been gently and more roughly squeezed by other trainers coming into the field. Some of them are good, some of them are definitely bad (one starved a horse belonging to someone who is now a client of mine) and others are an unknown quantity. There are no industry standards and no professional body overseeing the work that is done. The nearest thing for me is to have the backing and official authorisation of Kelly Marks and Intelligent Horsemanship and a Recommended Associate. All of the Recommended Associates have attended courses, passed practical and theory examinations, submitted extensive case studies and research, been approved, and are insured and evaluated.
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