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Horse and Pony Care Part 1 (Level 2)
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Course Summary:

The way we care for and manage our horses is constantly evolving, with new methods, equipment and regulations being introduced frequently.

This course is essential for those looking to buy or loan a horse for the first time, or for the first time after some years, and has been expertly designed to bring horse owners quickly up to speed with best practice techniques.

This part covers evolutionary process, equine terminology, stabling, grazing, feeding, watering, general care, preventative treatments, parasites and considering financial implications.

We send your first unit upon enrolment, so you can start whenever you want, and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

Our Support Promise:

You can phone or email your tutor at any point during your course – to ask questions, for advice, encouragement or to draw on their wealth of

You can also contact the support team who are here to help you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

What you will Learn

Unit 1

  • Evolution
  • Geographical influences
  • Colours or markings
  • Horse or pony
  • Selective breeding

Unit 2

  • Grazing
  • Stabling
  • Feeding and watering
  • Bedding
  • Turnout rugs

Unit 3

  • Five freedoms

Unit 4

  • Grooming
  • Foot care and shoeing
  • Tack care
  • Basic tack fitting
  • Preparation to ride
  • Care after riding
  • Handling and safety

Unit 5

  • Acquiring a horse
  • Home or away?
  • Livery
  • The paperwork
  • The right horse