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 people 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
  • People 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.
  • BillyBob Taylor-Lifelong trainer and driver of harness horses, trainer and young horse developer of thoroughbred racehorses. Brother to Joe Taylor, founder of Taylormade Farm, Nicholasville, Ky. In charge of teaching and guiding folks on thoroughbred horse racing and harness racing skills and education.
  • 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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