QUOTE (Liz Salmon @ Dec 28 2007, 09:26 AM)
I think this is great. So an abusive handler could lose his license—what an innovative thought ! I could think of a few that should lose a license if it was implemented in the US.
I know a few that should never receive a license in the first place, so we will see how it goes.
What are the requirements of receiving a license?
Paying money is for a license, the only requirement?
In the racing industry it is stringent.
I was an owner trainer for 5 years in the Standardbred racing. Similar to Amateur
Which meant I could train & race horses owned by me. With the fee paid for the license.
Once I decided to get a "trainers" licences, (to train others horses)
the following was required.
That I have the accepted signatures of 8 licenced trainers.
I had to take and pass a written and physical tests, (which I actually trained with a lic trainer).
to be evaluated on skill and safety.
It is very hard just to walk of the street and say I'm going to train race horses.
You have to start someplace else and work your way to it.
Will be interested in hearing more on this subject.