The course is designed to give you all the necessary knowledge and skill needed for you to lead safe and enjoyable treks. The course is only available for fully matriculated students of the University of Edinburgh with more than one year of study still to complete, and it is a necessity that everyone who enrolls has some previous experience with horses, is confident in walk, trot and canter and weighs less than 11.5 stone (73kg).
During the course, you will learn about:
- the Exmoor breed
- all aspects of pony care (including foot care, tack fitting and cleaning, vaccination and worming)
- how we run our treks (including trek routes)
- first aid for humans and ponies
as well as becoming acquainted with all of our ponies, and learning to tell them apart!
Swanston Farm Our Edinburgh location, and home to a great Brasserie. Perfect for a hot drink after your trek!
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