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Intermediate Horse Care and Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course will provide information for those wishing to further their knowledge of horse care and husbandry and is suitable for both horse owners and those who wish to work in the industry. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Plaiting and Trimming

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


You will learn the art of plaiting your horses main and tail and trimming ready for a competition. The course mixes theory and practical elements which provides you with the essential knowledge and skills required to help prepare your horse for a show. Please ensure that you come prepared to be on the yard with suitable clothing and footwear. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Lunging and long-reining

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Lunging and long-reining are common techniques used in training young horses but can also be used as a form of exercise in the more established horse. During this course, you will learn the reasons why we lunge and long-rein our horses, how we do so effectively, health and safety and what can go wrong. Please come along to this course with suitable clothing and footwear for working with horses, you will also need a hat and gloves to participate. Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only This course runs from - 09:00-16:00

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Horse Care and Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The horse care and husbandry course is suitable for anyone who is wanting to learn how to look after a horse well and will provide the practical skills and knowledge of basic horse husbandry and care. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Equine Behaviour and Learning

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course provides an introduction to the area of equine behaviour and the ways in which our horses learn. Often conflict occurs between horse and human simply because there is a miscommunication. Having a greater understanding of how our horses learn, together with consideration of their needs, results in a positive effect on the interaction between the horse and human. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Rider Biomechanics and Simulator

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The Rider Biomechanics course will introduce some key principles of biomechanical analysis and their application to rider performance, this can help riders to identify areas that could aid their riding and improve performance. A part of the course involve use of our dressage simulator and its use in rider biomechanic analysis.

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Equine Clipping and Trimming

Entry Level • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course will show students how to clip and trim their horses safely or for those who wish to develop their skills further. Clipping is used for a number of reasons and there are a variety of clips to suit. In the winter horses in work are often clipped to reduce the issues associated with sweaty thick coats and in the summer months, some show horses may be clipped for aesthetic purposes. Clipping well takes practice and it is important to know the basics before you try to clip your horse.

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Equine First Aid

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is suitable for horse owners wishing to learn about applying first aid to their horse. Students will learn how to assess basic health, and recognise when the horse is in poor-health: covering signs and symptoms, TPR (temperature, pulse and respiration), wounds, common ailments, lumps and bumps, and what to have in your vet kit. If you are unsure how to recognise the signs of illness or what to do while awaiting a vet, then this course is suitable for you. Please ensure that you come wearing suitable clothing and yard footwear. Please also bring a riding hat and gloves for handling horses. This course is not suitable for complete novices- you must have some experience of handling horses to participate. Please note: This course is for adults aged 19+ only and will run from 09:00-16:00.

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Equine Anatomy in Action

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Understanding your horse’s kinetic chain enables you to harness their ability more effectively at all levels of work and competition. Forelock to Fetlock is a fun and informative way to enhance your knowledge of the equine musculoskeletal system from an anatomical perspective. Delivered using live horses and a wide range of anatomical specimens to aid your understanding of nature’s support mechanisms.

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Equine Massage and Stable Based Exercises

No Qualification • Full-time • Bicton College


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The Basics of Equine Nutrition

No Qualification • Full-time • Bicton College


This course will provide you with a basic introduction into horse digestion and nutrition, looking at the importance of feeding for the health and wellbeing of the horse, and the factors that affect this. It is a perfect course for those who have an interest in equine nutrition and are looking to expand their knowledge. The course will aim to answer many of the questions related to basic digestion, nutrition and feeding practices and why nutrition plays such an important part of horse management. This course aims to give you a clearer understanding of equine nutrition, as well as practical advice on the nutritional requirements of the horse. In this course, you will learn about: • The anatomy of the horse's digestive system • The importance of nutrients • Assessing weight using body condition scoring • Feed evaluation • Factors to consider when feeding • Modern feeding practice. Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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Equine First aid

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course is suitable for horse owners wishing to learn about applying first aid to their horse. Students will learn how to assess basic health and recognise when the horse is in poor health covering signs and symptoms, TPR, Wounds, Common ailments, lumps and bumps and what to have in your vet kit. If you are unsure how to recognise the signs of illness or what to do while awaiting a vet, then this course is suitable for you. Please ensure that you come wearing suitable clothing and yard footwear. Please also bring a riding hat and gloves for handling horses. This course is not suitable for complete novices, you must have some experience of handling horses to participate. This course will run from 09:30-16:30 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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Preparing your horse for a competition - Like a pro!

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will guide you to either learn about, or improve your plaiting and show preparation skills. Getting that perfect competition look is an art form and is all a part of the competition experience. We all want to be proud of our skills and our ability to make the horse look its best, this takes practice and to do it well, you need to understand the basics. This course will help you to learn how to create a polished look and will give you hints and tips on what the pro's do to perfect your skills. This course will run from 09:30-16:00 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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An Introduction to Equine Behaviour - Online

No Qualification • Distance Learning • Bicton College


This course is suitable for horse owners wishing to learn about horse behaviour and how to apply that knowledge. You will learn about the basics of reading and understanding the behaviours that horses display and why so that you can improve your relationship with you horse/s. Equine behaviour is complex and humans often misinterpret what their horse is telling them and miscommunicate which can cause conflict and stress.

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An Introduction to Equine Anatomy and Physiology

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will provide you with a basic introduction into horse anatomy and physiology, looking at the musculoskeletal system and considering the basics of how the horse moves, this course will also identify the location of the main organs and how they work. This course will run from 09:30-16:00 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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An Introduction to Equine Reproduction - Online

No Qualification • Distance Learning • Bicton College


Equine breeding is a vast and rapidly evolving industry and horses are often bred with a variety of sporting purposes in mind, ranging from racing to dressage. The equine breeding industry is worth millions to the UK economy through revenue from horse sales and those employed in a range of different roles to support breeding.

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