Tuition & Class Size
The Equine Natural Movement Series Professional Training
Choose the method that works best for you:
PAY BY THE MODULE
Each module $1750
YES, WE HAVE A PAYMENT PROGRAM
Our most popular payment plan is this: No interest financing for three months with a $750 deposit ($250 nonrefundable). Two payments of $500 each are due on the first of the month following the class. If you want to pay this way, please include all the checks, post-dated, in your application.
If you have a different plan that would work better for you, run it by us. If it works for us, too, we will arrange it. We try our best to make the training accessible for each student. We prefer to work out payment plans with students directly to make sure it’s affordable and works with their particular situation.
WHEN AM I REGISTERED FOR THE COURSE?
Students are registered once tuition is received and the application is accepted. Because our classes are full at six students, we strongly encourage prospective students to register as soon as possible.
Tuition is due 30 days before the course begins. Paying well in advance helps us know when to close a course that’s approaching fullness. In the past we’ve had students send in payments in the short time just before this deadline and had to tell them we just filled the class and they’d have to wait until later in the year for the next course. They were disappointed and we felt bad about it so now we suggest early payments so everyone can plan better. When you do that you make our job much easier and we’re grateful for it.
We hold places for the other classes once payment is received. We don’t like the idea of charging late fees and prefer that students pay as soon as they know they want to be in the next class and preferably not later than 30 days before the start of the next class. This helps us know which classes are full and which ones to continue marketing. We can take someone coming in less than 30 days before the class begins if we’ve still got room. It is always worth asking.
HOW MANY MODULES SHOULD I TAKE?
Students can take Module One without committing to the entire training. If you’re not sure about the class, take Module One and try it out. This is a good way to find out if the work sings to you.
All students who seek certification take the first three modules. Upon satisfactory completion of all courses and homework in the Equine Natural Movement Series, the school approves certification as an Equine Natural Movement practitioner.
The business course is not required but is recommended for all students who do not currently own and run a successful business or if this work is a new field. All students seeking to be Advanced Practitioners need to complete the business course.
WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE BUSINESS EXPERIENCE?
Students who currently have a successful equine practice or have a business background can request to be accepted for Certification without the Business Class. We have a process for making that exception. Ask us how to do this.
ADVANCED CERTIFICATION & TEACHER TRAINING
Students seeking Advanced Certification may apply after a year of working in the field. Graduates of the Advanced Course may apply to take the Teacher Training. These practitioners may be invited to join our Equine Natural Movement Series adjunct faculty where they mentor new students and earn income doing so.
We intentionally keep our classes small. The maximum class size in our basic courses is six students. This way every student gets plenty of individual attention and is able to reach their highest skill level. That makes everyone, including the horses, happy.
HOW LONG DOES THE TRAINING TAKE?
While most students take the first three classes over about a year, this is not required. Everyone’s circumstances are different and it’s fine with us for you to spread the modules over as long as you need.
Cancellation: Canceling with short notice creates scheduling problems that may prevent another student from attending. We assess a $250 non-refundable fee for cancellations with less than 15 days notice so if there’s a problem, do let us know as far in advance as you can.
WHERE TO STAY: Sleeping and Eating
Need a place to stay while you’re taking the class? A good friend offers dormitory-style rooms in her home that’s about 15 minutes from our farm. Cost is $375 and that includes organic breakfast and dinner, airport pick-up and drop-off. Overnights for weekend students (in the Local Class) are $50/day and meals are included. The nearest town ten minutes away has a small motel if that fits your needs better. Again, always worth asking.
Next take a look at our schedule of classes and see what dates are the best match for you.
Click here for the school calendar.
Jacqueline Freeman, Training Director
The Equine Natural Movement Series
20309 NE 242nd Ave.
Battle Ground, WA 98604