Equine Studies

Introduction

Course Title: KMC Essential Horse Skills Course Level 3
Course Code: EQ110

Department: Equine Studies
Course Type: Part Time



This is the third course in this series designed 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 Care Assessments in the near future. Please note you do not have to have completed the first or second course in this series to take part.

Overview

Qualification

College Certificate

Course Content

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.

Entry Requirements

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

Next Steps

Formal British Horse Society Assessment Training Courses or additional Part-Time courses.