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BHS Stage 2 Care, Lunge & Ride Assessment Training

28 Feb 2019 18:00 - 27 June 2019 21:00

Course delivered by a Stage 5 Performance Coach 

Prepare for your Stage 2 Care, Lunge & Ride Assessment. This course will cover the complete Stage 2 assessment criteria and will be made up of 14 x 3 hr sessions.

Suitable for anyone who has already obtained their BHS Stage 1 qualification and is aged 16 years or over.

Course Dates
 28 February 2019  16 May 2019
 14 March 2019  23 May 2019
 21 March 2019  30 May 2019
 28 March 2019  6 June 2019
 11 April 2019  13 June 2019
 18 April 2019  20 June 2019
 2 May 2019  27 June 2019

All sessions will start at 6.00pm and finish at 9.00pm

Course Cost

  • £560 (£500 if paid in full in advance) This can be paid in 2 instalments.
  • £280 payable at least 1 week before the course commences (by 21st February 2019)
  • £280 payable at week 7 (2nd May 2019)

Booking is essential - Please contact Lakefield Equestrian Centre on 01840 213279

Learning Outcomes


  • Have an understanding of routine practices on a stable yard, your role, responsibilities and
    reporting lines
  • Know how to care for horses on a day-to-day basis, recognising and assessing normal and
    abnormal behaviour and understanding when veterinary intervention may be required
  • Be able to fit standard tack and travel equipment
  • Be able to prepare horses for presentation
  • Have a knowledge of feeding and an understanding of fitness, including the factors that will affect
    the amount of feed a horse will receive
  • Have an understanding of basic anatomy, location of key organs and the function of the digestive


  • Understand and be able to prepare a horse to lunge using tack which includes a bridle, cavesson,
    saddle, side reins and brushing boots
  • Be able to demonstrate safe lungeing
  • Be able to work the horse in its basic paces, showing consideration for the size of the circle.


  • Have an understanding of respecting other users while applying aids to work the horse
  • Be able to ride outside in an open space, jump single fences and a small course of 75 centimetres
  • Start to evaluate your own riding and the way the horse goes both in flatwork and jumping

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