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Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate Course Level One

7 Mar 2019 10:00 - 2 Apr 2019 12:00

This fun 'classroom' based run by Sally Spaarkogel an Accredited Instructor providing you with essential knowledge to become an informed and thoughtful carer of horses and ponies. 

Day time course: 5 x two hour sessions including (optional) BHS exam 

10 am - 12 noon

  • Thursday 7 March 
  • Tuesday 12 March 
  • Tuesday 19 March
  • Tuesday 26 March
  • Tuesday 2 April - Exam*

Course content - Level one:

  • Be able to identify the points of a horse
  • Basic principles of health, safety and welfare on a yard
  • Know the signs of good and poor health and understand basic equine behaviour and welfare 
  • Feeding and watering requirements of horses and ponies 
  • How to keep a horse/pony in a safe grazing environment
  • Routine health care requirements for a horse or pony 
  • Know the rules for riding on the public highway and open country 
  • Understand costs involved with owning and keeping and also the procedures for buying equines 
  • Understand the reporting of equestrian related incidents and accidents. 

Course includes:

A 'Points of the Horse' poster, refreshments and free BHS EHKC exam*. EHKC students can also benefit from 30% off their first years BHS membership. 

For more information and a booking form contact Sally Spaarkogel on 07884 306954 /

*Exam is optional, though recommended

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