Would you like to teach a clinic to our students?

Bring your specialty to HorseSensing!

Clinics are 2 to 3 hours.

You create your curriculum to teach our students and local folks inerested in coming.

Any donations go towards supporting HorseSensing programs.

This is a great way to hone a clinic you are working on.

Call us at 650-776-4313 or email info@horsesensing.com


The HS Grooming Education, Certification and Job Training Program

What we are- A program to teach veterans and men in recovery what they need to know to work as top notch grooms in the horse industry while also providing a therapeutic environment. 

What industries are our grooms employed in?

  • American Saddlebred/Hackney Pony Show Horse Industry
  • Thoroughbred Horse Racing Industry
  • Standardbred Harness Racing Industry


Who do we teach?

  • Veterans- OEF, OIF, GWOT and other conflicts
  • Men in drug and alcohol recovery


Who teaches them?

          Horse Skills and Education

  • Phillip Crittendon-Originally with Helen and Charles Crabtree, a premier Kentucky horsecaretaker and horseman. In charge of teaching and guiding folks in ASB Show Horse skills and education.
  • David Broder-Farm Manager
  • Bill Field, World Champion Saddlebred Horse Trainer
  • Visiting trainers


         Therapeutic Aspects and Relapse Prevention

  • Dr. Sally Broder, Psy.D.-Psychologist licensed in Ca and Ky. 
  • David Broder-Addiction Treatment Specialist
  • Amanda Glynn, Psychologist Intern


         Why are we doing this?

  • Because working with horses and being around horses can give a person purpose, a sense of responsibility and hope.
  • Because the horse industries have long had a shortage of qualified barn and show help and that situation is getting worse, not better. HorseSensing aims to help fill that gap with good help.
  • Because there are lots of people who can do these jobs but don’t have exposure to these industries, we have skills to share, and we can do a really good job passing them on in this way.


What skills do they develop?

  • All skills related to the horse industries including basic and vital veterinary.

         Soft skills such as:

  • Being dependable-showing up to work on time or early and work-ready.
  • Having a good attitude.
  • Being willing to do whatever is needed.
  • Dressing appropriately.
  • Speaking up whenever necessary-anything from seeing mold in the grain to a horse with a slight swell in a pastern to asking for what they need.
  • Being able to work as a team.
  • Working through conflict-resolving situations in positive ways.



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