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.
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.
3 subjects at National 4 preferably including English and Maths. 2 weeks' practical work experience to be completed prior to an agreed date. Recorded evidence of ability to ride, to include a minimum of walk, trot and canter to be submitted on with application.
HNC Equine Studies
Horse Care and Forgework