Equine Training in WV for ACO, Law Enforcement & the Dept of Ag (Kentucky and Ohio are welcome to attend)

This year, June 1st from 11am to 4pm, Heart of Phoenix will host our 4th Annual Animal Control Training for WV, Ohio and Kentucky.

This class will cover the handling of equines and livestock. It will cover legal considerations for cases involving horses and livestock. There is an expanded “hands on” portion this year to be sure officers will be able to safely handle these large animals when needed.

We offer West Virginia’s Statewide Animal control and law enforcement training program each year in the spring at no cost to officers or counties or state workers.

This program receives In-Hours credit for officers statewide (WV) and provides never before attainable equine only neglect and cruelty training, as well as handling safety training. We are in our 4th year of this program.

1 Twilight Ln, St Albans, WV 25177
Sunday Stables

West Virginia Animal Control Officer Training Clinic
Schedule (tentative) 

18-217A is the IN HOURS NUMBER


Registration and meet the instructor and horses


Horses and Neglect – What it is and what it is not


with Tinia Creamer

Basic Body Language of the Human and Horse


with Stephanie Davis and Nelson Detweiler

(Hands on)

Proper Handling & Haltering of the Horse


with Susan Sunday

(Hands on)


Advanced Loading

with Nelson Detweiler and Suzanna Johnson


Tricks to catch the Uncatchable Horse


Suzanna Johnson and Nelson Detweiler

(Hands on)

Lunch 1:30-2:00

Farrier Care 2:00-2:30

Advanced Handling of the Dangerous Horse

2:30– 3:30

with Nelson Detweiler

(Hands on)


Basic Trailering & Loading the Horse

Class One: Introduction with Tinia Creamer, Stephanie Davis and Susan Sunday

Hands on

Creating a Solid Neglect and Cruelty Case

With Tinia Creamer

3:30 – 4:00

Wrap up / Questions / Feedback

Lunch is provided. The course is free. Halters, Lead ropes and other 
materials are provided, too.

We are accredited in West Virginia for 5 In-Service hours, as well!

Our accreditation number is pending

Please register to attend here for free

View information on previous years' courses at:
Here and Here

Offered and funded by Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC