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Horsemanship Course: Level 1

The Horsemanship course is offered at four levels to increase your knowledge with regard to the care and management of the horse. Although primarily aimed at the weekly rider, first time horse owner, parents of horse owners or potential owners, they are available to anyone interested in the care and welfare of horses.


This course has been designed to further your understanding of horses, their welfare and behaviour. The course also provides you with the basic skills and a good foundation for those seeking a successful equestrian career. This course aims to provide you with the knowledge necessary to own and care for a horse or pony.

Course content:

  • Horse types, uses, colours and markings
  • Basic stable management
  • Keeping a horse healthy and comfortable in a stable
  • Stable routine and safety
  • Tack - Identify, uses, basic care
  • Principles of grooming
  • Basic knowledge of shoeing and foot care
  • Recognise signs of health and when to call the vet
  • Preventative treatment - worming, vaccinations and why
  • Principles of watering and feeding
  • What to look for when buying a horse - Basic
  • Preparing a horse for a ride, riding on the road and after-care

Duration, Dates & Times :

This is a 8 week part time course taking place on Tuesday evenings:

  • Course runs on Tuesday Evenings
  • 7.00 pm : 9.00 pm
  • The next course is commencing 21st of April 2015
  • This course will run for 8 weeks ending June 9th 2015
  • To book call 014588447 or email us
  • €320 for this 8 week Horsemanship Course

Optional Extra : BHS Horse Ownership Qualification and Exam on June 16th 2015


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