Stumbled across another site/association relating to Horse Safety in Australia (http://www.ahse.info/) a couple of days ago and was happy to see they offered another qualification/s relating to instructing horseriding in Australia.
The different qualifications cover:
– Assistant Instructor (minimum age to start this is 16)
– Instructor (minimum of 18 years)
– Senior Instructor
– Horse Program Manager
– Clinic Instructor (Arena; minimum age of 25)
A requirement or pre-requisite for any of these qualifications is basic first aid (Level 1) for Assistant and at least Level 2 for any other qualifications. This is worth getting for anyone considering instructing as you’ll find it’s needed for any horse riding teaching qualification, especially if you plan on being insured. There’s also insurance information on the site, take a look at http://www.ahse.info/instructors.htm.
“Boot, saddle, to horse, and away!” – Robert Browning