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Horse Care Intermediate (II)

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BAG204

Horse Care Intermediate (II) Outline

<span style="\&quot;font-weight:" bold;\"="">FEEDING, HOOF CARE, CONDITIONING AND STABLING

This course follows on from Horse Care I. While this course is relevant to horses at grass, it does focus heavily upon care of the stabled horse. The course covers feeding, stabling, food care, bedding, tack and conditioning of the horse. This is a stand alone course and may be taken without Horse Care I


Lesson Structure

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  1. Feeds
  2. Stabling
  3. Bedding and Mucking Out
  4. The Foot and Shoeing
  5. Exercise and Conditioning
  6. Tack and Tack Fitting
  7. Horse Facility Design

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.


Aims

  • Analyse the feeding requirements and feeding techniques available for horse husbandry.
  • Develop a stable management program for horses.
  • Explain the management procedures necessary to fulfil the bedding requirements of horses.
  • Explain the management and care of horses feet.
  • Implement management procedures for the conditioning of horses.
  • Describe the procedures used for managing the tack requirements of horses.
  • Explain the management, including design and applications, of facilities used in the horse industry.

Activities

  • Evaluate different types of horse feeds.
  • Explain the use of food supplements/additives including:
    • tonics; tempters and salts.
  • Describe the feeding programs of horses, for different purposes, including:
    • horses living outside; horses with different workloads; ponies; mares in foal; old horses and sick horses.
  • Compare the effect of three different diets on the same breed of horse, studied over a two month period.
  • Compare the different ways to keep horses, including:
    • barns; stalls; stables/loose boxes and combined systems.
  • Explain the purpose of the different parts of a specified stable complex.
  • Describe three routine stable tasks, including mucking out.
  • Develop a checklist for assessing the design of a stable.
  • Evaluate a specific stable against the assessment checklist you developed.
  • Plan a stable routine for a specified horse, in a specified stable.
  • Explain why bedding is necessary for domesticated horses.
  • Compare alternative bedding systems, including different drainage and absorbent systems.
  • Describe the bedding chores carried out in a specified horse care situation.
  • Recommend an appropriate bedding system for two different specified situations.
  • Collect four examples of bedding material suitable for use by a racing horse in a stable.

Horse Care Intermediate (II)

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BAG204