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Horse Care Advanced (III)

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BAG302

Horse Care Advanced (III) Outline

Manage the health and condition of horses in different situations. Learn to identify signs of poor condition and ill health, and address the problems appropriately. Understand the things that can stress a horse and increase susceptibility to problems. Learn how to manage situations to minimise risk factors. The course has been designed to complement Horse Care I and Horse Care II – but can be studied as a “stand alone” subject.


Lesson Structure

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  1. Blankets, Bandages & Boots
  2. Maintaining The Health Of Horses
  3. Clipping, Trimming & Plaiting
  4. Travelling & Care of The Horse Away From Home
  5. Organising & Managing A Horse Event
  6. Managing A Horse Enterprise
  7. Management plants

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school\'s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Please note this course does require some practical components.


Aims

  • Identify the use and purpose of protective equipment for horses, including blankets, bandages and boots.
  • Determine the procedures required to maintain a horses health.
  • Develop a program to prepare a horse for showing.
  • Prepare a management plan for a horse while away from it\'s home.
  • Develop a plan for the management of a horse industry event.
  • Analyse the management of a horse enterprise, including its marketing and financial viability.

Activities

  • Explain the uses of a horse blanket in a specified locality.
  • Evaluate three different types of horse blankets, in terms of various factors, including: *price *application *quality *longevity.
  • List five situations when bandages are used on a horse
  • Describe the methods of bandaging horses, as listed above.
  • Demonstrate the use of bandages on horses in two specified situations.
  • Explain the different reasons why boots are used on horses.
  • Describe the use of boots on a horse in two specified situations.
  • Define terms used in the health care of horses.
  • Describe the symptoms of five common ailments in horses.
  • Develop a checklist for evaluating the health of a horse.
  • Evaluate the health, using the checklist developed above, of a chosen horse.
  • Describe, in an illustrated report, how to take a horses temperature.
  • List the minimum components and their uses, of an equine first aid kit for two different specified situations.
  • Explain different horse restraining techniques, including the use of: *stalls *twitch *sidelines *crushes *hobbles.
  • Determine the criteria which must be satisfied before, and during, the isolation of a horse.

Horse Care Advanced (III)

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BAG302