BHS Stage 1 Preparation Course in South Africa
This course will prepare you thoroughly for your BHS Stage 1 Horse Knowledge and care exam, the first in the British Horse Society's professional exam series. If you are thinking of starting a career with horses whether it is as a groom, or instructor; freelance, part time or full time, you will need to take this exam.
This course is designed to help candidates to prepare for the British Horse Society Stage 1 certificate. To clarify, this course does not give you the qualification, but prepares you for it. On completion of the course, Equine Distance Learning will help and support you to find a date and exam centre at which to take the exam.
Why take your BHS Stage 1?
If you would like a more professional qualification
Students who wish to begin a career working with horses.
If you want to start on the first rung on the ladder towards becoming an
If you would like to become a groom.
The BHS is a renowned world wide organisation and with their qualifications you can get a job anywhere in the world with horses. The course is divided into three units, which can be studied as a whole, or individually.
Unit One: Practical
Safe Handling of Horses and stable management
Grooming - both stabled and field-kept horses
The Foot and Shoeing
Rugs and Rugging
Saddlery application, fitting and
the care of saddlery
Unit Two: Practical Oral
Handling horses for treatment and inspection
Mucking out, skipping out and maintaining a muck heap
Bedding, Hay and haynets
Unit Three: Theory
Health and Safety, accident procedures, riding safely on the road
Horse Health, when to call the vet
Horse Behaviour - the horses lifestyle and instincts in the wild
Feeding and Watering - types of feed, feed rations for a horse in light work.
The course consists of learning material, learning activities and assessments which will gauge whether you are up to the required industry standard, and whether you are ready to take the Stage 1 exam. Some of the assessments are written, some oral, and some involve taking videos of yourself carrying out certain tasks, or getting a BHS registered instructor to sign off that you can carry out certain practical tasks. Work experience is advisable to practice and re-enforce your knowledge and skills alongside studying for this course.
Equine Distance Learning Certification
Numerous learning activities
Practical and theoretical assessments
Exam tips and advice
What is included?
Bespoke course material written by industry experts
Unlimited tutorial support
Full support and advice on entering and taking your exam
Exam technique and advice
FREE career advice
Who is this course for?
Students wanting a change in career to work with horses
Students wanting to become an instructor
Students wanting to become a groom; freelance or otherwise.
Students wanting a professional qualification that will be recognised worldwide
Students wanting a BHS Qualification