The course begins with basic Health & Safety inductions, an explanation of procedures and work practices at RACE and a baseline assessment of skills and experience.
Mornings( 8am-12.30pm): Students are trained in all aspects of morning routine in a racing yard including:
feeding, mucking out, use of the horse walker, tacking up, riding out, washing down after exercise, rugging horses and cleaning up the yard before lunch.
Morning routine includes riding 2 lots under tuition. Each week students will be given a simulator lesson and video reviews of their riding using Dartfish technology to assess progress and to improve their position and technique.
Lunch – provided on site
1.30pm – 4pm: Afternoons will include practical demonstrations and practical practice, including bandaging, preparing a racehorse for transport, preparing a racehorse to go racing, feeding plans and diet, etc.
This course will include 2 fitness classes per week and gym induction and Industry Induction and Employment Preparation classes each week also.
Afternoon stables includes all activities carried out in a professional racing yard such as, grooming, changing rugs, checking horses well-being, feeding, sweeping up.
Accommodation may be available at RACE for the duration of this course on a subsidised basis. Availability is not guaranteed and must be confirmed in advance.