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Classroom Instruction

Biology of the Horse
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Musculoskeletal Structures
Health and lameness
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Treatments
  • Understanding modalities
  • Medications and injections
  • Colic and tying up
  • Vaccinations and worming schedules
  • Care of teeth
Alternative Therapies

Nutrition
  • Feeds and feeding
  • Interpreting a feed label
  • Digestive anatomy
  • Developing feed programs
  • Supplements
Health of the horse
  • Identification of problems
  • Accurate record keeping
    • - Coggins, passports
Farrier
  • Basic anatomy and function
  • Basic trimming and shoeing
  • Corrective trimming and shoeing
  • Injuries and problems
  • Alternative shoeing
Farm maintenance
  • Fencing and turnout
  • Types of buildings and structures
  • Types of equipment and uses
Stable management
  • Record keeping
  • Budgeting Bookkeeping Communication skills
    • - Other staff, rider relationships
  • Hiring/firing
Care of the horse while showing
  • Scheduling
  • Things to look for
Rehabilitation of the horse
  • Returning from an injury
  • Care during an injury
  • Rehab schedules and treatments
Ethics and clean showing
  • USEA/USEF/FEI Rules
  • Drugs (legal and illegal)
  • Doses

Practical Instruction

Grooming
  • Basic grooming of the horse
  • Essentials for your grooming box
Haltering/Handling/Turnout
  • Preparing the horse for turnout
  • Correct use of boots and polos
  • Fly gear - sheets, masks, flyspray
Blanketing
  • Types of blankets
  • Fitting blankets
  • Blanketing procedures
Stall cleaning
  • Different types of equipment
  • Different types of bedding
Barn cleaning and care
  • Feed room organization
  • Tack room organization
  • Tips for keeping barn clean and organized
Ring Care
  • Types of footing
  • Watering
  • Types of drags
Groundwork
  • Basic principles of groundwork
  • Roundpen work
Tacking the horse
  • Fitting the tack
  • Different types of tack
  • Purposes of tack
  • Bitting
  • Caring for tack
Riding
  • Tacking/different types for type of riding
  • Hacking
  • Basic flat work
  • Trotting/galloping
Conditioning
  • Horse and rider
  • Different programs for different breeds
  • Different programs for different levels
  • Getting horses fit in different places
Clipping
  • When
  • What type
  • Procedure
Show turnout
  • Rider turnout
  • Horse turnout and products
  • Braiding
  • Tails
  • Tricks of the trade
Boots
  • Different types and uses
  • Alternative protection
Studs
  • Different types and uses
  • How to use them
Aftercare

Basic vet care
  • Detecting lameness
  • Wound care
  • Wrapping
    • Different types and when
  • Vet kit contents
  • First aid
  • Administering shots
  • Emergency care
Trailering/traveling with a horse
  • How to prepare to ship a horse and trailer
  • Loading
  • Driving a trailer - two horse and six horse
  • Care during travel
  • Flying with horses
  • Packing for a flight
  • Paperwork
  • Care of trailer
Show set up and scheduling
  • Horse care at a show
  • What to pack
  • Stall set up
  • Tack room set up
  • A day at a show
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