HORSE CARE II – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  08/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are seven lessons in the course - 1. Feeds • Roughage • concentrates • roots • green feeds and succulents • tempters and tonics • salts • feeding for special purposes 2. Stabling • Three ways to keep horses • combined systems • stalls • stables/looseboxes • barns • stable layout • feed rooms • tack rooms • the medicine chest • stable routine • stable tricks and vices 3. Bedding and Mucking Out • reasons for bedding • bedding qualities • bedding types • choosing a system • tools needed for mucking out • mucking out • bedding down • managing the bed • conserving bedding • comparing bedding • the muckheap 4. The Foot and Shoeing • foot structure • trimming • advantages and disadvantages of shoeing • signs that shoeing is required • the farrier's tools • how the horse is shod • what to look for in a newly shod hoof • basic shoes • surgical shoeing • studs. 5. Exercise and Conditioning • the difference between exercise and conditioning • soft and hard condition • exercising a horse • the fittening schedule • principles of fittening • maintaining fitness 6. Tack and Tack Fitting • principles of bitting • the mouth • types of bits • where the bit acts • fitting the saddle • causes of sore backs • care of the back when unsaddling • saddle types • girths • saddle cloths and numnahs • tack cleaning 7. Horse Facility Design • Farm layout Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Equine/HORSE-CARE-II-BAG204-669.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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