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.
• 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.
• 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
These equine management courses give a much broader, more overall and worldly view of most topics – rather than just providing the text book unit by unit approach to learning required for professional qualifications. They have been added to and updated over the years so are now even more comprehensive than originally.
Research projects throughout
Examples of Research Projects :
Latest products for wound treatment
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.
- Manual of Horsemanship from www.pcuk.org,
- Grassland Management for Horse & Pony Owners (BHS)
- Lingfield Wall Charts (buy both for £12) available here
- First Aid for Horse Owners.
Professional students – In addition to the above we suggest:
- the BHS Manual of Stable Management