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Joanna Baxter Profile
Joanna Baxter
Other Qualifications
  • BHS Ride Safe Trainer
  • Certificate of Competence in the Transport of Animals Short Journey (Horses)
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
  • NPTC Level 2 Certificate in Health and Safety for those Working in the Equine Industry
  • ILM Level 3 Award in First Line Management
  • A1/V1 Assessor/Verifier
  • First Aid at Work

Joanna Baxter

Subject Sector Leader for Equine and Animal Studies

I’ve been riding since childhood where I came up through the Pony Club ranks and competed nationally. At university I developed a special interest in bio mechanical research. My specialist areas are dressage, show jumping, cross country and equitation teaching. and I’m involved with the British Horse Society standard setting.

  • 2014 - UKCC Level 3 Generic Coaching qualification

  • 2013 & 2014 - Author

    Publications include Quantification of standing balance in horse riders
    Preliminary investigation of rider posture during straight trot and shoulder in
    Posture, Flexibility and Grip Strength in Horse Riders

  • 2012 - Speaker at International Conference of Equine and Canine Locomotion (Sweden)

    Presenting MSc work on Preliminary investigation of rider posture during straight trot and shoulder in, as Main Author

  • 2012 - MSc in Sports & Exercise Biomechanics

    Studied UCLAN

  • 2006 - Employed at Craven College

    As Equine Co-ordinator

  • 2006 - British Horse Society Stable Manager’s Certificate

  • 2004 - 2005 - Veterinary Centre Research and Assistant to Vets

    Employed at Oakhill Veterinary & Rufford Veterinary

  • 2002-2006 - Equine Lecturer & Course Tutor

    at St Helens College

  • 2002 - Post Graduate Certificate in Education

    Studied at Liverpool John Moores

  • 2000 - British Horse Society Intermediate Instructors Certificate

  • 2000 - BSc (Honours) in Equine Science & Management

    Studied at UCLAN Myerscough

  • 1998 - BHS Young Instructor of the Year Competition

    Won the competition held at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

  • 1996-2002 - Assistant Yard Manger, Yard Manager & Part Time lecturer

    at Myerscough College

  • 1994 -1995 - Employment as Part-time groom

    Jean Walsh, Tarleton, Preston, Lancashire (Showing Yard)
    Martin Lucas, Charnock Richard, Chorley, Lancashire (Show Jumping Yard)

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