Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does the program cost?

A: This program is fully funded.  The only cost to the veteran is their time and dedication.

Q: Who funds the program?

A: E.E.T. is 501c3 not for profit organization that is funded solely by private donations.

Q: What percentage of donations go to the actual program?

A:  E.E.T. is run entirely by volunteers, so 100% of all donations goes to fund this program for the veterans.

Q: What is the primary goal of E.E.T.?

A: E.E.T.'s goal is to provide job skills training for veterans who want to work in the equine industry.  Veterans who have completed therapeutic programs and are cleared for job skills training and education programs are candidates for this program.  E.E.T. is not a therapeutic program, nor does it employ or consult with therapists.  The horse's role in E.E.T. is what provides the therapy.

Q: Is this program for veterans only?

A: Our motto is that "we serve veterans, horses, and those who admire them".  It is inspired by veterans, and currently only serving them.

Q; How do I apply for the program?

 A: If you are a resident of Southern California, a brief questionnaire can be completed on this site and you will be considered for the next program offered.  

Q: Where is the location of the training?

 A: There are several established facilities and partners throughout Southern California. We are currently only able to provide services in Southern California.

Q: What is the training schedule?

 A: Equine introduction is usually 3 days.  For those who want to pursue vocation or education in horse related services, schedules may vary.

Q: Who are the teachers and trainers of the veterans?

 A: Specialist clinicians and expert horsemen are E.E.T. volunteers.  Training for Masterson Method is performed by M.M. qualified instructors.

Q: How many hours does it take to be certified to become an apprentice?

 A: Paid apprenticeship programs are granted under the mentor-ship of professionals. The only prerequisite is equine introduction (approx 3 days).

Q: How long is an apprenticeship program?

 A: Typical apprentice programs are 3-6 months.

Q: What are the potential job opportunities for apprentices of this program?

 A: There are many job opportunities in equine services.  Some examples are Masterson Method practitioners, veterinarians, farriers, chiropractors, equine massage, preparing rescued horses for adoption, horse rescue, therapeutic riding academies.... the list goes on and on.   

Q: Where are the job located opportunities?

A: Many equine professionals travel, but most positions would be permanent at specific Southern California locations.