HORSE HANDLERS COURSE

COURSE DATES

25 February 2020
20 October 2020

Often racecourses have personnel that receive horse handler’s training but it can also be for individuals or organisations who would have such a requirements. The training is delivered at the College.

This one-day course comprises:

10:30   Arrive in College Reception, Meet and Greet with Refreshments

10:45   Introduction to Horse Awareness

To Include:

  • Introduction and Welcome
  • The horse: a fight or flight animal
  • The horse’s vision
  • Recognising horse behaviour

11:45   Break

12:00   Horse Awareness Part 2

  • Horses in the Parade ring
  • The theory of approaching horses
  • The theory of catching the loose horse
  • How to assist the Racehorse in difficulty

13:00   Lunch

13:30   Horse Handling Practical

To include:

  • Approaching the Horse
  • Making and fitting a rope halter
  • Tying up horses
  • Safely Leading Horses
  • Unsaddling a horse
  • Legging up a Jockey

15:00   –      Catching a loose horse (Indoor School)

  • Question and Answer

16:00   Depart

The minimum number of applicants to run the course is 6 and no previous horse experience is necessary.

The cost of the course is £85 plus VAT which includes refreshments. Participants will receive a certificate on completion of the course.

HOW TO APPLY

Please contact Georgina Ridal for further information

T: 01302 861000 E: g.ridal@theNHC.co.uk