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Work with Horses and Ponies
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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 pathway 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.

We have designed this career pathway to include courses that will help prepare you for working in this sector of the animal care industry. This pathway is made up of the following areas of study:

This career pathway combines 3 of our individual courses, providing students with a clear and comprehensive path towards a career in animal care. What’s more, when you take this pathway, you’ll save £190*, compared to taking each course on its own.

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
knowledge.

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

What you will Learn

Horse and Pony Care Part 1

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

Horse and Pony Care Part 2

Unit 1

  • The foot and shoeing
  • Common ailments

Unit 2

  • Mental and physical welfare

Unit 3

  • Equipping a horse

Unit 4

  • Clipping, plaiting and turnout

Unit 5

  • Transporting

Advanced Horse and Pony Care

Unit 1

  • Anatomy

Unit 2

  • Conformation

Unit 3

  • Stable vices

* compared to taking each course on its own