Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone who would like an introduction to the career opportunities available in the horse care sector of Land Based Industries.
Do I need any formal qualifications?
You will need to have a standard of general education and competence, sufficient to benefit from and succeed on the course. Assessment of suitability is likely to be based on GCSE grades (minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade A - D). Students who wish to pursue the riding option must have a good standard of basic riding, including walk, trot and canter. There is also a weight limit. There is a non-riding option available for those who do not wish to undertake the riding module.
What will I study on the course?
You will study horse behaviour, riding on the flat, horse handling, feeding and watering, industrial experience, grooming, plaiting and trimming, saddlery and equipment and lunging.