Equine First Aid and Stable Management
This short course is suitable for private horse owners or people currently working within the equine industry as grooms, coaches, within equine rescue/rehabilitation centres, competitive riders, horse breeders and those with an interest in equine stable management and first aid for horses.
This course will expand students’ knowledge and education of the equine industry regarding treating and preventing injuries and illnesses in horses along with management skills of how to ensure the highest levels of equine welfare.
This course is run alongside Hampton Equine Vets in Malpas and will provide learners with the opportunity to get hands-on practical experience with treatments of wounds, specialised bandaging techniques, lameness identification and equine health checks.
This course is a must for anyone wanting to make advancements in their knowledge of horses and how to keep them fit and well.
What will you study?
- Stable Management and Equine First Aid - Health checks, Passports, Anatomy
- Condition scoring and weighing - How to maintain a healthy weight, Ration formulation
- Weighing (weigh bridge) - Practical condition scoring, Assessing soundness
- Emergency first aid - Caring for a horse on box rest
- Common injuries and ailments - Treatment of common injuries and ailments
Bandaging and dressing wounds -Pre purchase vettings
- Dental care - Foot care and shoeing
The course runs for 10 weeks, 27th February - 7th May.
Week 1: Thursday 27th February 10am-2pm, Northop.
Week 2: Thursday 5th March 10am-2pm, Northop.
Week 3: Thursday 12th March 10am-1pm, Hampton Vets Malpas.
Week 4: Thursday 19th March 10am-1pm, Northop.
Week 5: Thursday 26th March 10am-1pm, Northop.
Week 6: Wednesday 1st April 10am-3pm, Hampton Vets Malpas
Week 7: Thursday 16th April 10am-1pm, Northop.
Week 8: Thursday 23rd April 10am-1pm, Northop.
Week 9: Thursday 30th April 10am-3pm, Hobb Hill Stables Tilston.
Week 10: Thursday 7th May 10am-1pm, Northop.
Northop campus, Hampton Vets Malpas.
Practical first aid – demonstrate the ability to carry out health checks, including taking the horses Temperature, pulse and respiration, test for dehydration and circulation. Fit a first aid bandage and assess a horse for lameness.
Written Test - which will include questions relating to the management of horses requiring specialist care. This may include: Treatment of minor injuries and aliments, emergency first aid, health care plans, anatomy and dental and footcare. Multiple choice and short answer questions.
On weeks delivered at Hampton Vets and for the practical assessment please arrive prepared to handle horses, hats, gloves and suitable yard boots.
To book your place, visit the online shop.