About the Course
This course provides the first step on the ladder of equine qualifications offered at SRUC. It is designed to give a practical foundation in horse care and equitation, combined with the core skills required for employment in the equine industry.
Duration: 1 academic year
Normally expected to have a minimum of 3 National 4s (preferably English and Maths) plus 2 weeks of practical work experience. Recorded evidence of your ability to ride (trot, walk and canter) should be submitted along with your application.
A range of topics will be covered during the course including Safe Horse Handling, Horse Health, Watering and Feeding, Stable Routine, Care of the Horse at Grass and Preparation for Ridden Work.
Students will undertake early morning and weekend yard duties as part of their course. An acceptable level of fitness is required to enable students to ride effectively and carry out these duties.