You will develeop you recognition, treatment and care of common injuries and ailments, how to bring a horse back into work after a period of time off or how to safely turn a horse out for a prolonged period on grass and the mangement issues you should be aware of. This course will include trimming, clipping and plaiting, the law regarding transport, safe preparation for travelling horses, how to care for horses at competitive events and how to maintain fitness and condition in our horses. Horse clothing and bandaging will be practised and fitted, stable construction and yard layout will be discussed along with planning feed rations, identifying good forage and grasses. Also you will develop a working knowledge of the costs involved in keeping horses depending on the seasons and workload.
This 10 week course will give you great 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.
Formal British Horse Society Assessment Training Courses or additional part time courses.