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Horse Care Basics (I)

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BAG102

Horse Care Basics (I) Outline

Learn about horse psychology and handling, evaluate conformation, understand the importance of dietary requirements to the horse, learn about the horses digestive system and the principles of feeding and watering your horse, use correct grooming procedures, develop appropriate management procedures and broaden existing knowledge of commercial opportunities in the horse world. Manage horses kept on pasture and learn relevant pasture management techniques to maintain productivity and prevent \"horse sick\" pastures.


Lesson Structure

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  1. Horse Psychology & Handling
  2. Buying A Horse
  3. Conformation
  4. The Digestive System & Principles Of Feeding & Watering
  5. The Grass Kept Horse & Pasture Management
  6. Grooming
  7. Industry Applications

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

  • Describe the procedures for the buying and selling of horses.
  • Differentiate between the different procedures used for the handling of horses.
  • Develop a program for the evaluation of the conformation of horses on a property/facility.
  • Analyse the digestive system, including structure and function, of horses.
  • Develop appropriate procedures to manage a horse at grass.
  • Explain the methods used to prepare horses for specific uses, including their grooming for different tasks.
  • Explain commercial opportunities available in the horse industry.

Activities

  • Describe different psychological traits of a horse including:
    • herd instinct; memory and fright.
  • Explain how an understanding of horse psychology can assist with handling a horse.
  • Compare three different methods of breaking in a horse.
  • Demonstrate how to put on different pieces of tack including:
    • a head stall; a bridle and a saddle.
  • Demonstrate how to lead a horse.
  • Demonstrate how to ride a horse.
  • Develop a list of safety rules for handling horses in a specified situation.
  • Compare the differences in the way two different horse owners handle their horses, at the same horse show or competition.
  • Describe the different ways of trading (ie. buying or selling) horses in your locality.
  • Develop a checklist of factors to consider when buying a horse for a specified type of use.
  • Compare five different advertisements for the sale of horses of a similar type, to determine which of the five appears to be the best value, and listing the reasons why it appears good value.
  • Evaluate the features of a horse being offered for sale in your locality, to determine the value of that horse.

Horse Care Basics (I)

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BAG102