BACK TO BASICS Horse Care COURSE
Our four-week course is designed to give you practical time with our horses and covers grooming, tacking and untacking, basic saddlery and signs of health/general behaviour. Its ideal for riders returning to riding who want to refresh their horse care skills or clients who would like to compliment their lessons with a chance to learn some basic stable management skills.
Each week starts with a short grooming session, then moves into our portacabin for a talk on the subject for that week.
This is followed by a practical training session on the yard.
Week 1 – General signs of health and behaviours
Week 2 – Saddles and tacking up practice
Week 3 – Rugs and turning out horses
Week 4 – Bridles and tacking up practice
There is the opportunity to further develop your skills by taking the BHS Essential Horse Knowledge certificates.
We would suggest this course is ideal for 15 years old and upwards. For younger riders, our Pony Club sessions cover these and many more topics (please see a member of staff for more details).
Time : 09.00-11.00hrs.
Costs - £80
Please note once booked this course is non-refundable.
Please contact the office
BHS ESSENTIAL HORSE KNOWLEDGE COURSES & BHS Stage 1 training
We offer BHS EHKC Entry Level and Level 1 courses running through the year to improve your knowledge and skills in equine care and management.
BHS Stage 1 Care training course
Starts: Saturday 4th January 2020
Time : 09.30-12.00hrs.
Costs - £168 (seperate days can be booked at £30)
BHS Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate - Entry Level
Starts: Sunday 3rd May to Sunday 24th May 2020
Costs - £95
The BHS EHKC is the perfect introduction to equine care and management, as well as being an informative and interesting course for those with a little more experience.
Ideal for non-horsey parents, first time horse owners/carers or those wishing to expand their knowledge, the course equips you with information regarding the basic care and welfare of the horse.
The course will run for four consecutive Sundays.
Starts: Sunday 13th October - Entry Level
Entry level 1
The BHS Horse Owners courses are a fantastic insight and introduction to anyone involved with horses.Whether it is purely for interest or whether you intend on buying a horse, they are an invaluable source of information.
They are also an excellent precursor to the BHS Horse Knowledge and Care sections of the BHS Stage exams.
Module 1 – Horse Identification
Module 2 – Stable Management
Module 3 – Tack
Module 4 – Grooming
Module 5 – The Foot and Shoeing
Module 6 – Horse Health
Module 7 – Feeding and Watering
Module 8 – Purchasing a Horse
Module 9 – Preparation for a Ride
This course will run for four consecutive Sundays. See diary for dates.
Please note once booked these courses are non-refundable.
BHS CHALLENGE AWARDS
We offer the BHS Challenge Awards. You can work you way through the awards in your private lessons but we will also be offering courses for various levels of the awards. Particpants will need to join the BHS to join in the various challenges but there is a vast array with something to suit everyone so it is well worth it. Full information can be found on the British Horse Society website.
Full details to follow shortly