This course is designed for current stable staff who are hoping to upskill within the workplace and develop their knowledge of caring for racehorses in a yard environment.

Green Dot Triangle

Full-time or part time*


Fully funded for most learners - contact us to discuss

Entry Level

Intermediate / Advanced


SCQF Level 5 (equivalent of Level 2)

Dates & Locations

Work Based

Course Content

Exercise and Performance

Title Level Credits
Racehorse Care: Preparation for Ridden Work (Tack and Equipment) 5 1
Providing non-ridden exercise for horses 5 1
Riding horses for routine exercise 5 1
Riding a racehorse to improve performance 6 1
* This qualification will be completed in your own time with support from an SRA member of staff and assessed in the workplace.

In this course candidates are required to identify the reasons for providing horses with non-ridden exercise. This may include exercise purposes as well as training purposes and to describe areas and surfaces suitable for working horses from the ground, reference could be made to the area being enclosed, flat and level, with the ideal surface for lungeing horses being non-slip and non-concussive (unless part of veterinary inspection).

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the candidates with an understanding of the principles of racehorse exercise and performance and how these principles can be applied in practice. This course will introduce the learner to a variety of activities that are fundamental to being able to exercise horses under instruction and ride to improve performance. Throughout this qualification the emphasis will be on safe working and skills required for initial employment in the racing industry. All of these qualifications have been developed in consultation with Scottish trainers

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The course is registered through one of our partner training providers, Borders College.

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