HAPPA Education

As a renowned equine welfare charity, we want to educate all on how to correctly care for a horse/pony. From basic horse husbandry to advanced skills knowledge and understanding, we believe education is key to reducing horse welfare concerns across the UK.

We offer a range of educational offerings to suit all ages and levels of ability. Pony grooming sessions for adult and children provide a small insight into how to interact with a horse/pony and of course how to groom their coats until they gleam!

Own a Pony/Horse Days for both adult and children can provide a taster for a day in the life of owning a horse or pony.

The Beginner’s Guide to Horse & Pony Care for adult, children, parent and child can provide an educational journey for those wanting to progress their skill set with each level increasing in knowledge.

The Beginners Guide to Horse and Pony Care

Beginners Horse Care Courses are ideal for all ages who enjoy horse riding, but do not get the opportunity to learn about horse husbandry. It is also a great for parents and guardians of minors starting to explore what is involved in owning a horse, giving you the chance to develop knowledge before that big commitment.

If this sounds like you let our experienced and qualified equestrians guide you through all the key elements of horse care with an exciting blend of hands on horse time and class room learning.

Part 1 & 2 are available for children (aged 7+) and adults to complete at the Charity’s Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, Shores Hey Farm, Burnley, Lancashire BB10 3QU.

For a unique family learning experience the adult and child course is a popular choice for parents and guardians; this year we are delighted to announce that we are running Beginners Guides courses for both parents & children to attend at the same time!

*Please note that*

  • Please give at least 4 days’ notice before the event date if you wish to cancel.
  • If we are able to re-sell your place on the event you will receive a full refund, if we are unable to re-sell your place on the event a refund will not be given.
  • We are able to transfer the booking to another date if the provisions above are met, a £10 admin fee will be charged.
  • Transfer of names are accepted, a new consent form will be requested.

Please read the full terms and conditions here for all the details.

Our horse care courses are designed to educate participants and equip them with the basic skills needed to care for their own horses correctly.

Horse Care Courses