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Horse Knowledge – Beginners

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Select Status Course Code Date Duration Time Location Costs
Available for applications NA00056A/1 Tue 3 Oct 2023 8 Weeks 18:00 - 20:00
Auction Mart £ 0*

* Fee remission may be available for this course, visit Fees and Funding for further information

This award will introduce you to some of the skills and knowledge you will require to be safe around horses.

This is a theory-based course that can be completed as preparation for the introduction to horse care challenge awards where you can develop your practical skills. Some of the topics to be covered are:

  • Safety on the Yard
  • Horse Behaviour
  • Points of the horse
  • Stable care
  • Grooming
  • Signs of health
  • Feeding
  • Field checks
  • Parts of the saddle & bridle

Entry Requirements

Previous experience is not required.


Clothing you will need to wear:

  • BHS Standard riding hat
  • Sturdy footwear (ideally boots/wellies)
  • Warm clothing, (no hoodies allowed) it can get chilly on the yard!

Part-time courses are term-time only.
See our term dates for further information.

Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £20,319 (£21,255 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations). Call 01756 693 309 for further information.

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