This award will introduce you to some of the skills and knowledge you will require to be safe around horses. Previous experience handling or working around horses is not necessary for you to enjoy this award. This is a theory based course that can be completed as preparation for the Introduction to Horse Care challenge award where you can develop your practical skills.
This award covers:
- Safety on the yard
- Horse behaviour
- How to approach a horse
- Quick release knots
- Points of the horse
- The basic needs of a horse
- Stable care
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
This award is open to anyone who would like to improve their horse knowledge or skills, you do not have to be a BHS member to take part.
If you have your own horse, courses are delivered by an Accredited Professional Coach. Your coach can come to your livery yard or British Riding Club grounds.
If you do not own your own horse, or you’re not sure if they would be suitable, don’t worry. There are BHS Approved Riding Centres throughout the UK that deliver challenge awards with their facilities and horses.
You can achieve the challenge awards at your local Approved Centre where they will match you to a horse to ensure your lessons are suitable to your experience.