Knowledge of horse types, uses, colours and markings.
Elementary stable management.
Knowledge of care and maintenance required to keep a horse healthy and comfortable
in a stable.
Stable routine and safety in the stable. Safe handling of both the horse and equipment
necessary for his well-being. A knowledge of substances in common use which require
particular care and/or storage.
Identification of items of tack in common use and naming of the parts.
Basic care of tack. Ability to take to pieces, inspect for safety, clean and re-assemble.
Reasons and principles of grooming. Knowledge of the items in a grooming kit and
Basic knowledge of shoeing and care of the foot.
Recognition of signs of health and ill health and when to call a vet. Temperature, pulse,
respiration and the signs of health.
Preventative treatments - worming, flu-vac etc. A basic knowledge of the need to worm
Elementary principles of watering and feeding. Rules of feeding and watering.
A knowledge of buying a horse. Points to look for. The need for a vet to assess the
horse before purchase.
Elementary rules for preparing a horse for a ride; riding out on the roads; returning from
a ride; riding dress.