The course will show you the basic structure of the foot, shoeing procedures, and how to remove a shoe in an emergency. Common injuries, wounds and basic first aid will be covered in the health topic. Feeding horses in different seasons, whether stabled or at grass or in lighter work will be discussed in detail. How to maintain grassland and recognition of weeds or poisonous plants is included. How to fit and inspect tack for soundness, designing stable routines throughout the year, devloping knowledge of bedding systems, insurance needed as a rider or owner will be explored. Safety aspects whilst riding on the road or the countryside will be considered.
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.
12 years or over. A passion for horses and a desire to develope knowledge and practical skills.
KMC Essential Horse Skills Course Level 3