The British Horse Society administers an examination system designed to meet the requirements of the riding instructor, yard management, riding holiday sector and those wishing to further their knowledge in riding, stable management and horse care.
Talygarn offers college courses for the following qualifications. All training needs are met at Talygarn and the exams are taken at an approved exam centre. Students receive the full entitlement of any college student. Student cards are available for full time students. Courses can be paid for or there is a work for training option. BHS Courses are full time over 3 days or part time over 1 day. Students must be 16yrs or over.
The candidate must understand the basic principles of horse care and working under supervision, must show some knowledge and practice of looking after a well mannered horse in the stable or at grass. He/she must be capable of riding a quiet, experienced horse or pony in an enclosed space on the flat and over poles.
The candidate must understand the general management and requirements for the horse’s health and well being. Working under regular but not constant supervision, the candidate should be able to carry out the care of a stabled and grass kept horse during all seasons of the year. The candidate must be capable of riding on the flat and over show jumps of approx 2’6 and lunging a quiet horse for exercise. The BHS Riding and Road Safety Test is required before taking Stage 2.
The first of the teaching examinations.
The candidate must show an ability to look after up to 4 horses under a variety of circumstances. He/she should be tactful, yet effective, understanding the reasons for his/her actions in both horse care and whilst riding.