This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of equine management and will equip you with the necessary knowledge to assess the welfare needs of horses, enable you to acquire practical horse management skills and devise management strategies pertinent to the equine sector.
The College’s brand new state-of-the-art Equine Centre, has extended our high-quality provision for Equine students. The facilities include an indoor arena and stabling, with full supporting equipment, show jumps, cross country jumps and fitness profiling of a horse, including a solarium.
The course will be taught using well-integrated practical and theoretical sessions, providing an opportunity for you to experience real-life situations.
You will be expected to buy Craven Equine uniform and will need a BHS Approved riding hat and boots. Depending on the items chosen the cost will be approximately £150. Full information will be provided prior to enrolment. As part of this course, the team may arrange visits to industry specialists and or events, and you may be required to contribute to the cost. This may include opportunities to attend the Horse of the Year Show, Bramham, Your Horse Live and Nutritional centres or outlets, alongside visits to local equestrian businesses and discipline yards.
- 240 credits from Applied Equine Management FdSc or other Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject area
(Please Note: Due to BHS guidelines from an equine welfare perspective, we stipulate a maximum weight limit of 16 stone for riding. We reserve the right to change this depending on horse availability.)
What you will study
- Advanced Equine Rehabilitation & Therapy: Covered within the module are the factors that predispose the horse to problems including the mechanisms of injury to the musculoskeletal system. In addition, the options of modern-day complementary and alternative therapies to support the recovery process are investigated, both on a practical and theoretical level. Assessed by a presentation and report (20 credits)
- Dissertation: This module provides you with the opportunity to analyse in-depth current or emerging issues in the subject area of interest to you. Assessed by an academic poster and Dissertation report (40 credits)
- Advanced Husbandry: includes a broad range of advanced husbandry providing you with the theoretical and practical knowledge underpinning equine management, such as equine health monitoring including health checks, preventative treatments, nutrition, methods of handling and restraint. Assessed by a presentation and report (20 credits)
- Performance Horse and Biomechanics: Gives you detailed knowledge of the physiological effect of exercise and training on the different equine body systems and identifies the necessity to be able to monitor and test levels of fitness and strength within these systems. Assessed by a presentation and case study (20 credits)
- Equine Operations Management: This gives you the opportunity to experience, first-hand, being a Yard Manager. You will be given the opportunity to make operational decisions along with supervising the practical work of a range of students across the department. Assessed by a time-constrained assessment and an audit report (20 credits)
How you will study...
The full-time course is usually timetabled 1 day per week for 1 year. Teaching and learning will take place through a combination of lectures and practical activities providing an opportunity to share knowledge and experience and providing a forum for discussion and debate.
Alongside time in College, you will be expected to undertake 10-12 hours of personal study each week, such as reading journal articles and books, undertaking research and preparing for assessments. Your independent study is supported by the excellent Learning Hub at the Aireville Campus in addition to the College’s Study Support Centre. The average class size for this course is 8-10.
- Equine health
- Equine rehabilitation
- Equine nutrition
- Equine coaching
- Equine lecturing
- Equine husbandry
- Equine events