Fit to Travel

Being a happy traveller is just one of the many tasks we expect of our modern day horses this two day course looks at:

In this short course we examine:

  • Preparing the trailer or lorry for safe travel.
  • Preparing the horse to travel.
  • Teaching the horse to load.
  • Helping difficult loaders.
  • Driving with the horse in mind!
  • Current research on how horses like to travel.

Where possible we will have a 'reluctant' loader available for demonstration purposes. An optional extra is Learning to reverse a trailer without making a fool of yourself!

These courses are run in thirty acres of fabulous Devon countryside in a converted barn overlooking beautiful farmlandThe horse paddocks adjoin thousands of acres of forestry and from them you can see both Exmoor and Dartmoor

Each day starts at 9.00am in the 'classroom' moving out to study the herds of horses, as we need to, breaking for lunch at around 1.00pm which is provided in the course fee (lots of good food to make a salad or sandwiches so all dietary needs can be catered for, do let us know in advance if you need anything special)

We resume at about 2.00pm to finish at 5.00pm. As the courses are run over a weekend we will send you a list of accommodation ranging from campsites to luxury hotels - you take your pick! The work with the horses takes place outside so suitable clothing for the weather and safety is required including a B.Sstandard hard hat and safety boots, gloves are useful too

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