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Why Certification Is Important

"One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself". 

 

The most crucial factor that highlights the importance of certification is self-mastery. 

Riders can pursue certification to express their ST capabilities and to achieve their personal goals. 

The purpose of a certificate in Straightness Training is to both protect the horse and to guarantee that a student, Scholar, or Instructor who holds the credentials has met a minimum standard when it comes to their knowledge and skills.

Certification indicates that you meet a certain standard of competence, and it makes sure that you're doing the right things and doing things right for the benefit of your horse and - if you're a professional - your students.

Why Certification Is Important

"One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself". 

 

The most crucial factor that highlights the importance of certification is self-mastery. 

Riders can pursue certifications for expressing their ST capablities and to achieve personal goals. 

The purpose of a certificate in Straightness Training is to both protect the horse and to guarantee that a student, Scholar or Instructor who holds the credential has met a minimum standard when it comes to their knowledge and skills.

Certification indicates that you meet a certain standard of competence, and it makes sure that you're doing the right thing and doing things right for the benefit of your horse and - if you're a professional - your students.

Why Evaluation Is Important

Self-evaluation is key on our personal path to mastery. 

 

The first step to personal growth is the ability to make an assessment of where you are currently when it comes to knowledge and skills in the training pillars groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding, and liberty. 

Now the natural response to evaluation is to feel judged, but we have to mature to a place where we respond to it with gratitude and love feedback as it helps us transform into the good horse trainers we're meant to be.  

Certification through evaluation

Measurement is the first step that leads to improvement.

In the Straightness Training Academy, we evaluate the performance of specific exercises in the five training pillars: groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding, and liberty. 

Each of the five training pillars has been divided into five grades, where a grade represents the complexity of exercises and skills, and where grade 5 covers the most advanced exercises and skills.

To evaluate your ability at a certain grade in a certain training pillar, you can submit a video with a set of pre-defined exercises, called a Touchstone. 

You can submit one Touchstone at a time, and when you pass this Touchstone, you'll receive a Touchstone Certificate. 

When you pass all five Touchstones in a certain grade, you will be awarded a Grade Certificate.

In total, 25 Touchstones certificates and 5 Grade Certificates can be obtained.  

The Evaluation Program

Measurement is the first step that leads to improvement.

 

In the Straightness Training Academy, we evaluate the performance of specific exercises in the five training pillars: groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding, and liberty. 

Each of the five training pillars has been devided into five grades, where a grade represents the complexity of exercises and skills, and where grade 5 covers the most advanced exercises and skills.

To evaluate your ability at a certain grade in a certain training pillar, you can submit a video with a set of pre-defined exercises, called a Touchstone. 

You can submit one Touchstone at a time, and when you pass this Touchstone, you'll receive a Touchstone Certificate. 

When you pass all five Touchstones in a certain grade, you will be awared with a Grade Certificate.

In total, 25 Touchstones certificates and 5 Grade Certificates can be obtained.  

The Certification Path

In the Scholars Program, you can get certificates after completing various Touchstones in a specific training pillar.

01.

25 Touchstone Certificates

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.

02.

5 Grade Certificates

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.

Start Your Transformation Now

Transform into the master horse trainer you're meant to be.

 

The Straightness Training Academy helps you to achieve your personal goals and create the results you are looking for. 

Through the Scholars Program, you can progress at your own pace, with the Program guiding you on your journey - one Touchstone at a time.

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The Professional Certification Path

In the Straightness Training Academy, you can get professional certificates and licenses after completing various programs.

01.

Instructor Diploma

When you have completed the Straightness Training Instructor Program, you will get the official ST Instructor Diploma. 

02.

Evaluator License

When you have completed the ST Evaluator Program, you will get licensed to coach Scholars online in the ST Academy by evaluating their Touchstones.

03.

Academy Coach License

When you have completed the ST Academy Coach Program, you will get licensed to coach Scholars in the ST Academy through live online group classes.

Living The Dream

A rich and fulfilling career is possible

 

Do you wish you could do what you love, do what you are good at, do what the world needs, and do what you can be paid for? Our Basic ST Instructor Certification Program is the first step to living the life you've always imagined. Click below to watch two video series on our Basic ST Certification Program.

The Opportunity

Becoming a Basic ST Instructor is possible for you!

 

We've create a free training for you to show you a life-changing opportunity and share the Japanese secret to finding a rich and fulillling career and living the dream. Becoming an amazing ST Instructor is possible for you, and Marijke will tell you how in this 5-part free video series.

Make sure to watch all five videos before enrolling, as these videos will tell you everything you need to know about our Basic ST Instructor Certification Program.

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The Decision

Should you become a Basic ST Instructor?

 

To help you get off the fence and go after what you truly want, we've created a 4-step power process for you to help you making a decision. These steps are helpful for any big decision that you're trying to make. 

Apply it to becoming a Basic ST Instructor, and while we hope this training leads you to become a Basic ST Instructor, what we truly want is for you to make a 'yes' or 'no' decision. You can be happy no matter what, so what are you going to do?

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The Contribution

Make a positive difference in the world

 

We need more Basic ST Instructors in the world to end uncessary suffering caused by the horse's natural asymmetry. There are so many horses and people who are just waiting for YOU to help them. That’s why we created this certification for you. We'll see you in class!

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