Basic Equine Care and Stable Management

About the course

This course offers the candidate a very specialist course in the care and management of the privately owned horse or pony. Tutored by very experienced staff using the College horses at the main campus, the candidate will gain the basic theory and practical knowledge required as a new horse owner or those considering the purchase of a horse or pony.

Over the 2 Saturdays the course will aim to cover

  • Introduction to the course - including health and safety
  • Guided tour of the mounted branch
  • What to look for when buying a horse or pony
  • Requirements of the stabled or grass kept horse/pony
  • Saddlery and fitting
  • Boots and bandages
  • Rugs for all occasions
  • Preparing a horse to travel
  • Basic vetenary care

Additional information

All candidates are expected to come prepared for manual work and dressed appropriately. Please provide strong, sturdy footwear (preferably steel toe cap) and outdoor clothing.

Applicants must be a minimum of 12 years old

Progression Courses

Beginners Hands on Horses - Physiotherapy and Massage - Theory

Advanced Hands on Horses - Physiotherapy and Massage - Practical

Tellington TTouch Workshop for Horses

Equine Studies

The equine industry in the United Kingdom is expanding rapidly, with a turnover approaching £1 billion per year. It encompasses many different sectors, from racing, driving and endurance to dressage, horse trials and show jumping. These areas are supported by a large ancillary industry which provides extensive career opportunities.