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Lingfield Equine Level 2 Syllabus

Syllabus – Level 2

Level 1 course is very comprehensive.  It is inadvisable therefore to enrol directly onto Level 2 – it is suggested you look instead at the Intermediate Diplomas which is better value.

• Psychology further to Level 1.
• Farriers, Registration.
• Shoeing.
• Reasons for calling the farrier.
• Detailed structure of the lower leg and foot.
• Effects of hard ground and heavy going.
• Treating minor wounds.
• Common injuries and ailments – further to Level 1.
• Bandages and boots for protection.

• Grassland Management:
• Renovation & maintenance of pasture and buildings for equines.
• Making hay.
• Evaluation of hay making on small parcels of land.
• Analysis of soil structure and nutrients.
• General management.
• Worming – further to Level 1
• Watering and feeding further to Level 1
• How to provide a balanced diet
• Guides to light, moderate, medium work etc.
• Feeding for light to medium work.
• Teeth*

• Lunging – brief info only
• Tack further to Level 1. Further care of saddlery
• Importance of daily routine
• Guidelines and importance of routine for running a small yard
• Daily, weekly, periodical & annual treatment, tasks and maintenance jobs
• Insurance for horse & rider
• Etiquette – rules and manners for Indoor and outdoor schools & warming up at shows
• Parking etiquette – horse boxes and trailers

Research projects throughout

Examples of Research Projects :
Latest products for wound treatment
Teeth
Feed Scoops
Feeds by volume and weight

Prior theory revision required

  • Worming & methods of maintaining low worm burdens in equines and on pasture
  • Feeds: types of hard feed and their uses.
    Vacuum Packed products – use and storage.
    Various types of bedding materials such as hemp and methods/management.
  • Buying and getting a second hand saddle fitted.
  • Bit fitting
  • Fitting bits and bridles and what to look for in poorly fitting bits and tack.
  • Psychology & behaviour.
  • Procedures for buying horses.

Recommended reading: 

  • Manual of Horsemanship from www.pcuk.org,
  • Grassland Management for Horse & Pony Owners (BHS)
  • Lingfield Wall Charts (buy both for £12) available here

Further reading:

  • First Aid for Horse Owners.

Professional students – In addition to the above  we suggest:

  • the BHS Manual of Stable Management

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