Health and safety with horses

Handling and riding horses is a satisfying and enjoyable experience, however it is important to stay safe around horses to avoid unnecessary accidents or injury.

Below are a number of options for information and training.

Charted Institute of Environmental Health

A publication giving guidance on equine safety and some details on safety training:

City and Guilds

City and Guilds offer three levels – level 1 to 3 with different qualifications depending on the type of horse activity, guiding or racing stables etc.

Qualifications available from a number of providers

The British Horse Society

The British Horse Society also has a series of qualifications for different roles and purposes - grooms etc and for various types of horse establishment. These again range from level 1 through to full management courses for large scale horse establishments

LANTRA acredited course

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