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Animal Care

​​​Cardiff Riding School offer a broad range of qualifications in relation to horse and pony care and stable management.

The school itself is set within a semi-rural environment within the centre of the city which is an idyllic teaching environment.

The sessions are mainly practical but there is an element of classroom work and will be assessed by assignments and coursework.

You will have access to the fully equipped Cardiff Riding School.

Topics covered 

  • Saddle and bridle a horse
  • Basic horse care 
  • Care for grass kept horse 
  • Identifying horses
  • Check a horse for health conditions 
  • Apply bandages on a horse 
  • Assist with fitting a saddle and bridle on a horse 
  • Care for horse after exercise 
  • Assist in caring for horses' feet 
  • Groom a horse 
  • Prepare horse for an event
  • Identify colours and markings on a horse
  • Keeping horse records 

How is the course assessed?

Assessed through assignments and coursework.

Where is the course held?

Cardiff Riding School, Pontcanna Fields, Fields Park Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff, CF5 2AX 

What will this lead to?

On successful completion of this course you may be able to progress to a Level 2 course, an apprenticeship or employment. 

Course entry requirements

For KS4 Year 10 and 11 and young people aged 14 – 16.

No formal entry requirements necessary but candidates should have a clear interest in the subject area.
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