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Horse Owners Certificate - British Horse Society Level 4

Wimbledon Village Stables

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Course Content The final Horse Owners Certificate Syllabus includes: Knowledge of the main systems in the horse (Respiration, Reproduction, Digestive, Immune, etc.), their function and common problems associated with these systems,(COPD, Colic etc.) Knowledge of various grasses, conditions for growth and beneficial properties. Procedures for improving pasture i.e. drainage, cross grazing, re-seeding, fertilisers etc. Calendar of management for grassland. Haymaking - types and methods. Vitamins/Minerals - difference between them and why they may be deficient in the diet. Name main vitamins/minerals and their uses. Weights and types of feed available for: Riding School horses, Hunters, Competition Horses, etc. Knowledge of structure of the tooth and ageing characteristics. Description of structure of the mouth and common problems that may result from poor conformation of this. Name and structure of different types of remedial shoes. Give description of the condition under which these shoes may be used and the way in which they affect improvement/relief. List the basic principles of sick nursing and the reasons/conditions for implementing these. Describe the way in which these principles may help to reduce severity of a condition/injury and any problems that may arise as a result. Outline the basic principles of fitting various saddles (dressage, jumping, crosscountry, general purpose) and bridles (snaffle, double bridle). Describe the uses of specific .bits. and gadgets, (draw reins, balancing reins, Market Harborough, De Gouge, etc.) and the way in which they work. List common stable vices and their possible causes. Also suggested ways to stop such vices and the preventative steps that can be taken to limit these. A general knowledge of the BHS and its Departments, Structure etc. Awareness of the BHS qualifications system and BHS Register of Instructors. Action to be taken in the event of an accident. A knowledge of RIDDOR and legal obligations of an Instructor. Available Tuesday Session 7.00-8.30 p.m.

Course Content The final Horse Owners Certificate Syllabus includes: Knowledge of the main systems in the horse (Respiration, Reproduction, Digestive, Immune, etc.), their function and common problems associated with these systems,(COPD, Colic etc.) Knowledge of various grasses, conditions for growth and beneficial properties. Procedures for improving pasture i.e. drainage, cross grazing,...

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