Qualification Evaluation

Teams must meet the following standards to take the qualification evaluation

  • Handler or Affiliated Organization must have a current METSA membership.

  • Handler must be 18 years of age or older at the time of evaluation.

  • Handler must be able to read their equine's non-verbal communication and recognize when the equine is stressed, anxious, concerned, overstimulated, fatigued or not feeling well.

  • Equine must be at least 1 year old at the time of evaluation.

  • Handler must have owned the equine for at least six months.

  • Equine must be current on vaccines and coggins required by the state in which the equine resides and the state in which the team will be evaluated.

  • Equine must have a good demeanor and no history of aggressive behavior such as  biting, kicking, or striking out.

  • Equine must demonstrate good basic obedience skills.

  • Equine must be halter broke and respond reliably to commands, welcome, not merely tolerate, interactions with strangers.

  • Equine must be potty trained or accustomed to wearing a potty bag.

  • Equine must be comfortable wearing appropriate equine equipment such as rubber soled shoes, therapy vest and costumes if they will be wearing these items during equine facilitated activities.

  • Both equine and handler should work well as a team and enjoy interacting with strangers.

Qualification Evaluation

Please fill out the form below if you would like to schedule an appointment to have your team evaluated and we will have an elevator contact you.

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METSA is now doing Zoom evaluations.

Please fill out the Qualification Evaluation form on the left for more information.

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