Equine Studies

Introduction

Course Title: KMC Essential Horse Skills Course Level 1
Course Code: EQ108

Department: Equine Studies
Course Type: Part Time



This is the first of three courses for the horse enthusiast to learn and develop skills in a relaxed and informal environment. Maybe you are thinking of buying or loaning a horse or pony, a parent of a pony mad youngster, already an owner but keen to learn all you can about caring for your horse, then this course is for you! Even if you do not have your own horse this course will take you on an interesting journey about all things equine! This course is good preparation for people considering taking the British Horse Society Stage 1 Care Assessments in the near future.

Overview

Qualification

College Certificate

Course Content

You will learn about horse identification, stable management and yard routines, safe handling, tack, how to groom, shoeing and care of the foot, how to water and feed, signs of health and when to call the vet, points to look for when purchasing a horse and how to ride safely on the roads.
This 10 week course will give you great foundation skills and knowledge to build upon and will finish with a paper based test in the last week. On successful completion you will be awarded a KMC Certificate.

Entry Requirements

12 years or over. A passion for horses and a desire to develop knowledge and practical skills.

Next Steps

KMC Essential Horse Skills Course Level 2