Course Duration – 10 Weeks.
Next course date – 15 August 2021 (Due to Covid-19)
Price – To be announced February 2021
Availability – 6 places left
Modules will be split into class room sessions followed by practical training and will include the following:
First Aid Level 1 and 2
The Emergency Situation
Anatomy And Physiology of the Human Body.
Basic Life Support – CPR & AED.
Bleeding And Wounds
Musco-Skeletal Injuries – Fractures & Joints.
Head And Spinal Injuries
Various Injuries – Chest, Hand, Eye & Ear, Pelvic And Abdominal And Crush Injuries.
Medical Emergencies – Diabetes, Epilepsy & Fits, Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Cardiac
Poisoning, Bites And Stings.
Accidents and Injuries Related to Equestrian Sports.
Equine Stage One
Responsibilities of Working at a Yard.
Mucking Out & Yard Maintenance.
Grooming & Horses Hooves.
Horse Description, Physiology, Health and Behaviour.
Rugs / Sheets
Saddlery & Tacking Up.
Handling the Horse.
Feeding & Watering the Horse.
Equine Stage Two
Horse Anatomy and Physiology
Watering and Feeding
Clipping and Trimming
Riding horses on the flat.
Riding in the Field.
Equine Stage Three
Roles, Rights and Responsibilities of a Groom
Using Equipment on the Horse for Flatwork and Jumping
Use of Studs
Use of Bits
Anatomy and Physiology Advanced
Manage the Health of a Horse
Undesirable Horse Behaviour
Nutritional Requirements of a Horse
Improving Horse’s Fitness
Clipping a Horse
Managing a Turnout Area
Be able to Assess a Horse’s Conformation
Stage 3 Lunge
Handling tack and equipment, which will include a bridle, saddle, side reins, cavesson, lunge line and whip.
Assess the horse and discuss its way of going, suggesting and demonstrating exercises to help the horse reach its potential.
Apply aids that are suitable to the horse’s status and reactivity.
Understand how lungeing contributes to a horse’s training.
Lunge a horse to maintain its level of training.
Stage 3 Dressage and Jumping
Be assessed on your understanding of the scale of training and be able to apply this knowledge
Be asked to show knowledge and understanding of the horse’s performance, evaluate its way of going and determine an approach for the maintenance of the way of going. You are able to deliver aids to benefit the horse while taking account of forward movement, rhythm, bend and a working outline
Be assessed on your understanding of the horse’s performance and an evaluation of both you and your horse.
Your flatwork will be assessed through an understanding of various movements, including leg yielding and turn about the forehand, in addition to being able to ride lengthening and shortening of the stride in all paces.
You will be assessed working over showjumps and cross-country fences. Showjumps may be up to one metre and cross-country jumps up to 90 centimetres, showing a balanced seat when jumping single fences and related fences leading to a course of jumps.
Maintain a Horse’s Training for Jumping.
Ride a Horse over Show-Jumps.
Ride a Horse Over a Course of Cross-Country Obstacles.
How to Maintain a Horse’s Training.
Ride a Horse in an Arena for Training.
Introduction to Farrier Services
Equipment and Methodology.
Leg Handling and Positions.
Shoe Removal and Fitting.
Physiology of a Horse’s Mouth.
General Dentistry Practices.
Sedation and Dangers thereof.
Methodology and Skills.
General Skills Training
Fundamentals of a Tractor and Implements.
Practical Tractor Driver Training, Installation and Usage of Implements.
Arena Care and Raking.
Euthanasia, When, Why and How.
Introduction to Firearms. Firearm Safety and Care.
Use of a Firearm for Emergency Euthanasia.