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:
Health and safety in horse riding establishments and livery yards: What You Should Know
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