East Stirlingshire Pony Club Stable Management Courses
2016 was a busy year at the yard for East Stirlingshire Pony Club with ten separate stable management sessions being held over in the winter months (January, February, March and November). Up to 25 children attended these sessions which were led by British Horse Society instructors. The children all achieved a variety of achievement and mini-achievement badges. These sessions are dismounted, although they do sometimes involve handling horses/ponies. Children who would like to attend these sessions do not need to keep their horse/pony at Langlands Livery Yard and do not even need to have a horse/pony of their own but they are required to be members of East Stirlingshire Pony Club to attend these sessions and should contact the branch District Commissioner directly using the contact details on the East Stirlingshire Pony Club website.
Horse Owner’s Certificates/Essential Horse Knowledge Courses
2015 was a busy year with Short Courses, having completed all 4 Levels of the Horse Owner’s Certificate courses between January and December. These courses were very popular and fully subscribed, covering a variety of subjects including: Stable Management; Horse Health; the Foot & Shoeing; Anatomy & Physiology (Skeletal System, Muscular System, Digestive System, Circulatory System and Respiratory System); Nutrition & Feeding; Tack; Teeth & Ageing; Stable Vices; Stable Design; and Grassland Management.
Very well done to those completing their certificates in 2015 as follows:
- Level 1: Hazel Donaldson; Jim Flynn; Debbie Forbes; Kimberley Frogley; Rachael Hotchkiss; Lisa McFerran; Francesca Porco; and Sharon Porco.
- Level 2: Hazel Donaldson; Rachel Finch; Jim Flynn; Kimberley Frogley; Rachael Hotchkiss; Sharon Porco; Francesca Porco; Audrey Stevenson; Ceri Stoddart; and Jamie Stoddart.
- Level 3: Hazel Donaldson; Emma Duff; Rachel Finch; Steve Frampton; Rachael Hotchkiss; Petra Humphrey; Francesca Porco; and Ceri Stoddart.
- Level 4: Emma Duff; Steve Frampton; Rachael Hotchkiss; Petra Humphrey; Francesca Porco; Ceri Stoddart; and Mellanie Wallace.
The new Essential Horse Knowledge Certificates (which will be delivered at Entry Level and Level 1) have now replaced the Horse Owner’s Certificates. For more information on this please click on the following link: The British Horse Society Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate
No dates have yet been set for these new Short Courses but if you are interested in attending please note your interest by getting in touch. These are likely to be held on a Wednesday evening and consist mainly of theory with some hands on practical sessions too. These new qualifications are designed to fit more closely with the British Horse Society professional examinations system and, at present, those achieving Entry Level and Level 1 will be exempt from some of the British Horse Society Stage 1 Horse Knowledge and Care (i.e. non-riding) exam.