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Training for the Cross (TFTC), LLC is a horse training business focused on producing well rounded bridle horses and providing industry quality standards for starting a horse. TFTC LLC is owned and operated by Wade Black who, while getting his masters at Montana State University, tried to name and define (as best he could) what his grandfather (Ray Hunt) and father (Martin Black) looked for when starting a horse. After graduating from MSU, Wade took the material from his masters and expanded on it in his own horse training business to set quality standards for his employees to follow. This was to ensure a consistent product and to offer Training Quality Assurance to his customers.
Today Wade is the full time equine instructor at Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC) in Ontario, OR. Although Wade no longer trains horses for the public, he sees the need for an industry quality standard when setting the foundation on a horse, and the demand for qualified people to instill this foundation. Wade offers a certification through TFTC to students graduating from TVCC who meet the industry quality standards he set for himself in managing his own business. Students who earn this certificate will be students Wade feels are able to carry on TFTC's strict quality standards and pass on Training Quality Assurance to their customers.
You can contact Wade Black by e-mailing to: Wade@trainingforthecross.com or via the Contact Us page.
Watch the following video to see the horsemanship philosophy of Wade Black, and Training for the Cross.
Creating Solid Ranch & Arena Horse Prospects
(Video by Emily Kitching, Eclectic Horseman Communications)
Training for the Cross, LLC
Wade & Amaia Black
P.O. Box 893, Homedale, ID 83628