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BHS Stage 3 Care Award will assess the skills required for the role of a groom in the industry.

You will:

  • Be assessed on your knowledge to manage day-to-day activity, care and welfare of horses under your responsibility, with an established awareness of current legislation for working within a stable yard environment
  • Show competence in understanding equine behaviour, physiology and measuring vital health signs
  • Be assessed on recognising and treating common conditions and nutritional requirements of the horse, including assessment of condition and measurement of nutrition alongside fittening of the horse
  • Be practically assessed on how to fit tack for both flatwork and jumping, in addition to the use of studs