BHS Stage 2 Care & Lunge

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Equine Studies EQ049E09/23/1 Short Course

Course Information

This course will give you a thorough understanding of general management and requirements of horses' health and well-being.

It allows you to develop your skills towards the care and lunge elements of the external BHS assessment. This course is intended as a brush up of skills prior to taking the BHS assessment.


  • Training towards BHS Stage 2 Care and Lunge Assessment
Course Content
  • On completion of this training course, you will:

    Understand the routine practices on a stable yard, your role, responsibilities and reporting lines
    Know how to care for horses on a day-to-day basis, recognising and assessing normal and abnormal behaviour and understanding when veterinary intervention may be required
    Be able to fit standard tack and travel equipment
    Be able to prepare horses for presentation
    Have a knowledge of feeding and an understanding of fitness, including the factors that will affect the amount of feed a horse will receive
    Understand basic anatomy, location of key organs and the function of the digestive system
    Prepare a horse to lunge using tack which includes a bridle, cavesson, saddle, side reins and brushing boots
    Demonstrate safe lungeing
    Work the horse in its basic paces, showing consideration for the size of the circle
Entry Requirements
  • Completion of the BHS Stage 1 Care assessment,
    Current skills set needs to be working well towards the level ready to be supported by an AP Coach for external assessment preparation. Minimum age 14 years old.
Next Steps
  • BHS Stage 3 Care Training course
Career Opportunities
  • Equine Groom
    Equine Welfare Assistant
    Horse Riding Holiday Centre Assistant

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
06-Oct-2023 (Applications Closed) 29-Nov-2023 2.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Wed 10
Course Fees
Tuition fees (Short Course Full Fee) £320.00
Reservation fees (Part time standard) £20.00

Materials Required

Pen and notebook
Correct smart yard clothing to include
jodhpurs, yard or riding boots, current standard hat and riding gloves

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