South Eastern Regional College

BHS Horse Owners Certificate Level 2

South Eastern Regional College
In Holywood

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Typology Vocational qualification
Location Holywood (Northern Ireland)
  • Vocational qualification
  • Holywood (Northern Ireland)
Description

This course incorporates all aspects of horse ownership including insurance and highway code

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Location

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Holywood (County Down)
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Old Holywood Rd, BT18 9QH

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On request

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Course programme


BHS Horse Owners Certificate Level 2

Code: 70020

Department: Sport & Recreation

Short Description: This course incorporates all aspects of horse ownership including insurance and highway code

Content: The reasons for shoeing and recognition of when shoeing and when re-shoeing is required.

Knowledge of the basic structure of the foot. Blacksmith's tools and use. How to remove a shoe safely in an emergency.

Recognition of common injuries and basic first aid. Arresting bleeding and treatments for different types of wounds.

Knowledge of watering and feeding of the stabled horse and the horse at grass. Feeding in all seasons. Feeding for light work.

Care and maintendance of grassland. To include the maintenance of fences, gates, shelter, watering etc. Care and improvement of the grassland to include knowledge of harmful weeds and their control.

The care of saddlery, to include inspection of saddles. A knowledge of the fitting and use of more items of equipment i.e. martingales, breastplates, boots etc.

The necessity of insurance to cover all aspects of the horse and its use. Stable routine for two horses. To include all the extra jobs that need to be undertaken e.g. drains, gutting, paintwork, cleanliness of yard etc.

Knowledge of the different types of bedding and their management. To include different systems e.g. deep litter.

The Highway Code

The Country Code including the correct and courteous use of bridleways.

Assessment: Examination

Progression: BHS Horse Owners Certificate - Level 3


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