COVID-19 Biosafety Precautions for Students
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The training provided at Masterson Method Seminar-Workshops and Courses is practical and hands-on in nature.
- There is currently no evidence that horses can contract or become ill from COVID-19.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US
- We will communicate to you if a course has been cancelled or rescheduled.
- We will develop safety guidelines for each class in accordance with local guidelines as much as possible, given the practical and hands-on nature of the training.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING, IF POSSIBLE
- Bring your own mask(s). You can use a mask as you see fit for your own comfort. You may or may not wear a mask when working on horses.
- Bring your own chair or mat (or let your instructor know if you cannot bring one) and pens.
- If you like, bring your own hand soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting solution, and/or cleaning gloves.
- If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please notify the main office ASAP (the sooner the better) at
to find a new course to attend.
- Please review the COVID-19 & Barn Safety graphic below.
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds upon arrival to the barn and before you leave; after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, etc.; and after you work on each horse.
- Remain at least 6’ from others where possible.
- Be understanding as your instructor may ask you to wash your hands and learn/practice away from the barn’s common areas to prioritize distance between individuals and airflow.
- Instructors typically provide hands-on-hands assistance after demonstrating techniques. However, in this era of social distancing we may need to be creative. Your instructor will discuss options and preferences for either socially distant assistance (limited to verbal guidance and demonstration) or careful hands-on assistance (wearing masks, etc.).
- Once the course is over, we recommend that you disinfect your course materials, cell phone, and vehicle (steering wheel, knobs, gear shifter, etc.) with approved disinfectants.