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The Benefits of Continual Personal and Professional Development for Equestrian Professionals

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

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As an equine professional in a rapidly changing world, it’s important to keep abreast of innovative up-to-date thinking, techniques and skills by frequently pursuing Continuing Professional Development.

Benefits include:

1.  Developing new skills, keeping up to date and gaining a competitive edge

As soon as you qualify, ideas, and new developments will keep moving forward. From this point it is important to actively keep yourself conversant with the newest information. This ensures you do not become complacent about your knowledge, skills and personal development. Staying current with scientific developments, methodologies and with innovative and new techniques is invaluable and gives yourself and your business the edge. 

2. Refreshing your memory, re-energizing, sparking creativity and learning new techniques and theories

It’s easy to fall into a habit of doing the same things because that is what you have always done! It is important to remind yourself why you decided on your career path, keep your ideas fresh, discover a more effective way of fulfilling your role and maintaining an enthusiastic innovative approach. Keeping ahead of the game is energising for your clients as well as benefitting your own personal development and encouraging you to explore the latest advances in your field.

3. Networking with peers

Networking and sharing information with others, particularly if you work alone, can develop confidence, affirm credibility and improve your customer service. Sharing days with like-minded people, discuss cases, ask questions, affirm credibility and improve your customer service is interesting and beneficial.

I follow an active pathway of personal learning by attending, courses, conferences and mixing with other high profile equine contemporaries.

Horses Inside Out offers a range of courses for riders, coaches, saddlery professionals and therapists with Gillian and other equine professionals at the cutting edge of training, therapy and scientific and technological innovation.

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