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Horse Care Classes

 

Planning A Horse Purchase (HC100)

Wednesday Evenings: January 3 - 31, 2018, 7p - 9p

 

Buying a horse is the easy part. Learn what you need to know to choose the horse that is right for you and what to expect for ongoing care and expenses. This is an ideal course for those considering or planning to become a horse owner and especially young riders who need to understand the commitment. Tuition discount for parent and child.

 

Course Outline:

Choosing Your Horse

Making your budget

What horse is right for you

  Personality, Breed, Size

Horse confirmation

Making your selection

Health checks

Sales agreement

 

Care & Feeding Considerations

Choosing stabling options & stable

Choosing health care professionals

Choosing hoof care professional

Regular horse health requirements

Health care records

Basic nutrition requirements

Choosing hay, feed and supplements

 

Tack & Equipment

Basic grooming supplies

Basic tack needs

Saddles and saddle fitting

Blanketing

Choosing a trailer

 

Format

The class meets every Wednesday evening for five weeks. It includes classroom and practical instruction. Students are expected to come prepared to take notes and actively participate.

 

Tuition: $400 Individual

            $700 Parent & Child

$100 deposit required to hold your spot.

 

 

Horse Care Simplified (HC101)

Wednesday Evenings: Nov. 15 - Dec. 13, 2017, 7p - 9p

 

You bought your horse, now what? Horse ownership is a life-long learning process with many "helpful suggestions" from many people and online sources. Where do you begin? This class helps cut through the clutter of information and brings you up to speed quickly so you can meet your horse's basic health and nutrition needs, as well as learn what basic equipment you will need for handling, training and enjoying your horse. This course is ideal for the new horse owner or anyone interested in a deeper understanding of horse care.

 

Course Outline:

Creating your horse budget

Stable boarding v. pasture boarding

Introducing your horse to the herd

Basic stall and pasture maintenance

Nutritional needs and choices

Common health issues

Colic prevention and first aid

Worming and vaccination requirements

Equine first aid and wound care

Choosing your horse health professionals

Preparing your horse for the vet & farrier

Barefoot v. Shoes

Day-to-day horse handling and respecting space

Grooming

Horse tying--Knots you should know

Blanketing

Basic handling and training equipment

Saddle selection and fit

Bridles and bits

Leather care

Trailer loading and transport

 

Format

The class meets every Wednesday evening for five weeks. It includes classroom and practical instruction. Students are expected to come prepared to take notes and actively participate.

 

Tuition: $400

$100 deposit required to hold your spot.

 

Sign up for both classes and save $100

 

Your Instructor

Jim "Hutch" Hutchins

Hutch began his horse journey in earnest almost 20 years ago with a beautiful, but troubled, Thoroughbred from off the track. He quickly realized he "knew nothing about horses." Over the years he has owned as many as seven horses and cared for as many as 27. This experience gave him the knowledge and perspective necessary to cut through all the information overload and get to the simple basics of day-to-day horse care, feeding, health and equipment. He has been sharing these lessons with hundreds of students for more than 10 years. As director of education for NWNHC and a former adult education teacher at the University of Washington, Hutch has created certificate courses that simplify the learning process, clarify the horse/human relationship, and encourage and motivate students.

 

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