Service Horse Certification

Retired Mounted Patrol Sergeant J.D. Harber Leads WHOA Program

Murfreesboro, TN - Introduced in 2014, the Walking Horse Owners' Association (WHOA) Service Horse Program continues to benefit from the leadership of retired Nashville Metro Mounted Patrol Sergeant J.D. Harber. J.D. brings a wealth of service horse experience to WHOA and he has the vision to make WHOA's Service Horse Program a true asset to those wishing to use their horses in the service of others.
From June 15 to June 19, 2015, J.D. will conduct a Service Horse School at the Williamson County Ag Center in Franklin, Tennessee. Certification for the school will be through the WHOA Service Horse Program and plans call for retired Mounted Patrol Sergeant Terry Palmer, retired Lt. Richard Verbosky, Sam Powell, and Bill Richey to join J.D. as instructors.
The curriculum will include formation riding, obstacle negotiation, de-spooking, current trends in working events, dignitary protection, vehicle escort, crowd management, and self-defense from horseback. This school is open to anyone interested in using their horse for some type of service work or anyone simply interested in working on de-spooking their mount.
The registration fee for the school is only $35.00 and stalls for the entire week are $10.00 with a $6.00 per bag fee for shavings. For those with campers, electrical and water hook-ups will be $15.00 per day.
To learn more about this unique opportunity contact J.D. Harber at [email protected] or 615-775-4334.