Foundation/Novice Short Course: Care and Management of Horses

The course is designed to provide:

  • A straightforward introductory course suitable for anyone wishing to establish the foundation of care and management of horses
  • Preparation for further studies

and is ideal for:

  • Inexperienced students from the age of 13 years
  • Students at the start of training with little or no experience of horse-care
  • A ‘returning to horses’ student – perhaps you rode years ago and are a bit rusty?
  • ‘Non-horsey’ parents of pony-mad children
  • Horse owners
  • Potential horse owners
  • Anyone with an interest in horse care
  • Beginner riders

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Course Accreditation

Academic Level:

Further Education Levels 1 and 2

Number of Modules:

3

Study Hours per Unit:

15

Total Hours: 

45

Course Duration: 

6 to 12 months

Study Week Requirements:

Optional Stable Management Study Week (Additional fees apply. Please see Study Week page)

Upon enrolment you are provided with access onto TOCES’ online E-Learning Centre where you will find your study guide, study planner, Course Advisor and tutor information, course material, assignments and other helpful study resources.

TOCES specialist short courses consist of:

  • Detailed illustrated text in pdf format which you can print or download.
  • Online learning resources including in-text questions and activities.
  • Pre-recorded webinars, online lectures and videos.
  • You will study and complete one assignment per module. Referring to the course material, you will complete the assignments at your own pace, within the maximum study period, and submit online for marking and assessment.
  • Your work is assessed by a qualified tutor, graded and returned to you with detailed feedback.
  • Upon completion of the course you will receive a graded TOCES certificate.

Short courses offer optional study week attendance at TOCES’ yard in Suffolk. This consolidates the theoretical studies with a mixture of taught classroom based lessons and practical sessions.

  • aged 13 or more – there is no upper age limit
  • interested in learning more about horse care and management

 

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Module/Unit Details

  • Module 1 Routine Care of the Horse

    The aim of this module is to introduce learners to:
    – Handling horses safely (leading, tying up, safety around horses)
    – Accident prevention
    – Care of the stabled horse (bedding types, mucking out, grooming, rugging, applying a tail bandage)
    – Stable construction and yard planning
    – Yard routine

  • Module 2 Care of the Grass Kept Horse

    The aim of this module is to introduce learners to:
    – Keeping a horse at grass
    – The paddock
    – Fencing
    – Watering
    – Poisonous plants
    – Shelter
    – General care
    – Maintaining optimum grazing

  • Module 3 Tack and Equipment

    The aim of this module is to introduce learners to:
    – Fitting of a snaffle bridle
    – Fitting of a general purpose saddle
    – Bits and bitting
    – Martingales and breastplates
    – Tacking up and untacking
    – Lunge equipment
    – Boots
    – Health problems associated with ill-fitting tack

Enrolment

Full Payment

£100

  • Online access to all course material and assignments
  • Tutor support
  • Additional fees apply for Optional Stable Management Study Week

Pay as You Learn

£33.32 Initial Fee

  • 4 Payments of £16.67
  • Online access to all course material and assignments
  • Tutor support
  • Additional fees apply for Optional Stable Management Study Week

FAQs

  • Enrolment and Fees

    Enrolments are accepted for all courses anytime throughout the year

    Following enrolment you will be provided with access onto our online E-Learning Centre where you will find all of your course material, assignments and other helpful study resources.

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