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We're here to help you succeed!
Every coach in the ST Academy started off exactly where you are today. They have been successful in Straightness Training and want to help you travel the same path. So, if you're nervous, don't be, we've helped thousands of people get certified, we can help you too!
Feeling a little out of your comfort zone?
You're not alone!
And it's a good thing because it means you're willing to stretch yourself. You have what it takes. We'll help you find that confidence and get competent. There are no shortcuts, but if you're ready for real change, we can help you get there!
Ready To Level Up?
You’re at a crossroads, you can continue down the same path you’ve been going down, or you can push yourself to be better. What’s it going to be?
Step 1: Get Started
Recognize natural asymmetry. Rebalance your horse. Get results with Straightness Training.
Step 2: Do the work
Join Scholars and get coached by a professional Academy Coach dedicated to your success.
Step 3: Reach your goals
Get certified; one Touchstone at a time. You and your horse are capable of so much more!
Step 4: Graduate
Keep reaching for the top! Pass five Touchstones and be awarded with a Grade Certificate.
First, learn how to teach Straightness Training exercises to your horse.
Next, you might be even interested to start teaching it to other people!
The Certification Path
Become a certified Straightness Trainer - one Touchstone, one Grade at a time.
Your Touchstone Certificate
You can get a Touchstone certificate in the training pillars of groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding and liberty on the levels of grade 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. In total, you can get 25 Touchstones certificates.
Your Grade Certificate
When you have achieved all five Touchstone certificates within a certain grade, you'll get a Grade certificate. In total, you can get 5 Grade certificates. If you'd like to skip the riding pillars, you can get a Basic Grade certificate.
The Professional Certification Path
Become one of the certified ST professionals - their badge is trusted.
ST Instructor Diploma
When you have completed our Instructor program, you will get the official ST Instructor Diploma. Enrollment for the The Basic ST Instructor Certification 2023 Program begins January 16th.
ST Evaluator License
When you have completed our Evaluator program, you will get licensed to coach Scholars online in the ST Academy by evaluating their Touchstones.
ST Academy Coach License
When you have completed our Coach program, you will get licensed to coach Scholars in the ST Academy through live online group classes.
What others say...
You don’t have to take our word for it, listen to what our students have to say. We’re proud of what we’re building here.
Callie Klein, USA
"As to participation in the Evaluation program, I have taken on a completely new mindset. In the past, I was very judgmental of myself, looking at my scores and judging myself from a very limited mindset, even though the ST program clearly coaches me not to do that! I really enjoy the process of growing and improving instead of being in achievement mode as I have been in the past.
In the Instructor program, there’s this lovely quote by Antoine de Pluvinel, “It’s not necessary to remind a pupil every time he makes a ‘mistake’. One should do this when the time is right, to not confuse the pupil. Sometimes one should ignore something.” Detecting the one important thing to do now has been a huge game-changer for me with Rascl."
Gisela Marnewecke, South Africa
"Suffice to say that when I had read through the program, I was sold. It had everything I had hoped for, and more: it included ideas and concepts from trainers I already admired, a clear breakdown of how to do the exercises, and a huge knowledge base of theory to explain the ‘why’.
The balance between the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual was what really hooked me though, and I felt that here, at last, was a truly comprehensive, holistic training system. In fact, I was so impressed by it that I remember thinking not ‘I want to learn this’ but ‘I want to teach this’.
This year, I have also signed up for the Instructor program and am on the road to realizing my dream of sharing this knowledge with other riders in my area and beyond."
Ivana Kovaříková, Csech Republic
"My ST journey started when I joined the Mastery program in 2017. My then horse Spotty brought me to the Straightness Training program because of his natural asymmetry. We went through all pillars with many Touchstone submits for 2,5 years before our ways parted. I have gained a completely new look at training horses and especially of my skills during that period. The Liberty pillar was quite a challenge for me and Spotty was a great teacher to show me how technical I was.
In 2019, I decided to buy an ex-race Thoroughbred, Tesstino. The Scholars journey has helped me immensely. I needed to change to be able to become a valuable partner for my sensitive horse. I have learned to record myself a few times a month, to schedule to be live at the classes, and to send the Touchstone in at the end of the month.
Thank you to all who are making the Scholars Program and the Instructor Program possible. The vision of helping as many people and their horses as possible has come to realization. I am glad and proud to be a part of it. "
Debbie Watts, USA
"Sukie is a half Percheron draft horse. I couldn’t ride in a circle without major imbalance, and I didn’t like feeling like I was arguing with her. I needed a better way of communicating and helping her. In mid 2017, I joined the program and have not regretted a single moment.
I love being able to go to my computer and in my time and pace be totally submerged in ST, then go and practice with my horse. The program lit a fire in me! I love how it is designed to both educate and inspire by watching all the video lessons with the great coaches, and is also designed to be a ‘go at your own pace’, so you don’t feel rushed nor like you’re missing out. Marijke and her awesome team are super supportive and dedicated to help us get to where we want to be with our horses.
This year, I am also in the Instructor program to become able to share ST with others. I am so grateful to have this opportunity at this point in my life and excited to be furthering my knowledge and skills in Straightness Training."