BHS Challenge Award Horse Knowledge Parts 1 and 2

  • £180 + VAT

  • 8 weeks, Thursday 6 pm – 8 pm

If you want to develop a strong bond with a happy, healthy horse, the BHS Challenge Awards are a great way to learn some of the skills and knowledge you will require to be safe around horses.

BHS Challenge Award Horse Knowledge Part 1

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 which 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
  • Identification
  • Points of the horse
  • The basic needs of a horse
  • Stable care
  • Grooming

BHS Challenge Award Horse Knowledge Part 2

This award will build on what you learnt in Horse Knowledge Part 1 and further develop your confidence and knowledge. This theory-based award will prepare you for the Bronze About the Horse Awards where the focus is on developing your practical skills.

This award covers:

  • Horse behaviour
  • Passports and microchips
  • Signs of health
  • Disease prevention
  • Feeding
  • Field checks
  • Poisonous plants
  • Parts of the saddle and bridle

Ongoing assessment via tutor observations.

You do not need a horse for this course as it is classroom-based.

Progress to BHS Stage 1.

BHS Challenge Award Horse Knowledge Part 1

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 which 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
  • Identification
  • Points of the horse
  • The basic needs of a horse
  • Stable care
  • Grooming

BHS Challenge Award Horse Knowledge Part 2

This award will build on what you learnt in Horse Knowledge Part 1 and further develop your confidence and knowledge. This theory-based award will prepare you for the Bronze About the Horse Awards where the focus is on developing your practical skills.

This award covers:

  • Horse behaviour
  • Passports and microchips
  • Signs of health
  • Disease prevention
  • Feeding
  • Field checks
  • Poisonous plants
  • Parts of the saddle and bridle

Ongoing assessment via tutor observations.

You do not need a horse for this course as it is classroom-based.

Progress to BHS Stage 1.

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