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Are you considering a career in Horse Care?

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in horse care Borders College have a number of courses on offer that will help you in your chosen field.

Most of our practical work takes place at the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre (ISEC) near Selkirk in the Scottish Borders. On average our students will spend 3 days there with other time in class at our campus in Galashiels or on placement.

For those students who live outwith the Borders there is also the opportunity, for those over 18, to stay in our purpose built student accommodation in Galashiels.

We would encourage anyone considering applying for one of our horse care courses, or who may already have applied, to come along to the Open Day, at ISEC on Wednesday 23rd May, from 2pm until 6pm. This is the ideal opportunity to come along and meet the staff and students, see the facilities and find out about a career in horse care. Please register online to let us know your coming.

Click this link to register for our Open Day

Horse Care Level 1

This full-time course will give the learner a grounding of caring for horses, cleaning stables and yard, tacking up, untacking and cleaning tack, handling horses, core skills, health and safety, team work and a riding unit. These units would be completed under supervision. n thought of as a way of life and not just a career.

Horse Care Level 2

This full-time course is ideal for those who have completed Level 1 or those with good experience with horses. The course includes the following units: Stable Routines, Horse Health and Condition, Lungeing, Care of Horses at Grass, Transporting Horses, Riding and Jumping, Health and Safety and Working with Others

Horse Care Management level 3

This full-time course is designed to equip students with the skills and competence to assume responsibility for others and manage a small yard. The course includes the following mandatory units: Health Care and Treatment, Planning Diets and Implementing Feeding Regimes, Tacking up for Specialist Work, Clipping and Turnout, Transporting Horses, Working with Others, Health and Safety and Managing Own Performance. Four optional units must also be completed from one of the following subjects areas: Exercising, Schooling, Trekking or Competition.

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