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Unit 1: Stage 2 Care assessment is a critical component in the early stages of a groom's career to qualify you to become a BHSQ Level 2 Foundation Groom with Riding (Stage 2).

You will:

  • Have an understanding of routine practices on a stable yard, your role, responsibilities and reporting lines
  • Know how to care for horses on a day-to-day basis, recognising and assessing normal and abnormal behaviour and understanding when veterinary intervention may be required
  • Be able to fit standard tack and travel equipment 
  • Be able to prepare horses for presentation
  • Have a knowledge of feeding and an understanding of fitness, including the factors that will affect the amount of feed a horse will receive
  • Have an understanding of basic anatomy, location of key organs and the function of the digestive system