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Working Horses from the Ground

About the course


This course is designed to help you develop your confidence to be able to lunge and long-rein horses. We will also look at the different techniques for lungeing long-reining.

What are the entry requirements?

Experience of handling and working horses.

How long is the course?

3 hours

What will the course involve?

Practical demonstrations and hands on skills development in the art of lungeing and long-reining.

How long will I be learning?

3 hours

What equipment will I need?

Work / yard boots, gloves, riding hat hats would be acceptable if they carry EN1384 or BSEN1384 and another standard such as those listed:

· PAS 015 (1998 or 2011)

· VG1 01.040 (2014-12)

· ASTM F1163 (2004a or 04a onwards)

· SNELL E2001

· AS/NZS 3838 (2006 onwards)

and suitable clothing for working with horses.

How will I know if I am making progress?

Confidence, skills and knowledge will increase.

What course work will I be expected to complete?


What can I expect to learn from this course?

The preparation and methods of long-reining working horses from the ground horses.

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

This short course is one of a series including Perfecting your Plaiting and Clipping.

We are also running day courses on Feeding, Horse Behaviour and Equine Health.


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.

Are you looking to take up an activity, gain qualifications for employment or volunteering, or improve your existing skills?

We have a range of course available for you at our Croxteth Campus in Liverpool. Find out more about our free courses in the Liverpool City Region.

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