HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) are inviting young people and parents/guardians alike to enhance their equine knowledge by signing up to new online learning courses.
The Online Beginners Horse and Pony Care is a fantastic learning opportunity for children over the age of seven and teenagers that would love to learn more about how to care for a horse or pony correctly. For those that have dreamed about owning their own horse, but have never had the opportunity to learn about the hard work and commitment involved, this is the course for you.
This fantastic learning opportunity can also be completed by parents and guardians of minors that are starting to explore what is involved in owning a horse, so that the general aspects of horsemanship are understood before embarking into horse ownership.
HAPPA’s Senior Equine Training Officer, Rachael Barnes, explains further “Traditionally we have always delivered our education programme directly from the Centre, Shores Hey Farm, based in Lancashire. The pandemic has meant that we have had to change the way in which we deliver events and activities, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to extend education to a much wider audience.
I am personally very proud of the work that has been put into Part One, which allows anyone to begin their journey into learning more about the different aspects of caring for a horse or pony. I am delighted to share the collective knowledge of a very experienced team in order to teach the next generation of horse owners. Education is a very important element of HAPPA’s strategic mission as it will ensure the future welfare of all horses”.
The course content is a mixture of video learning, downloadable worksheets, and fun quizzes that can be accessed anytime by the learner. On completion, a learning certificate will be issued with further learning packages available in the New Year.
You can purchase the course on the Charity’s website and is brought to you through Thinkific for an introductory offer of £25, per participant, until the end of January 2021. HAPPA Beginners Horse and Pony Care Gift Vouchers are also available, the perfect Christmas gift for any equine enthusiast. To enquire about gift vouchers email [email protected]
For further information and to purchase a place on the course visit the HAPPA website https://www.happa.org.uk/about/education/the-beginners-guide-to-horse-and-pony-care/