Socialise young horses (cleaning, collaring, bridling, raising feet, etc.), taking into account the safety and welfare of the horse and teacher.
Tasks may include preparing the traits of the young horses and teaching them to move in hand and in bulk, presenting horses in hand, on horseback, and in harness riding on primary level and leading the harness; assisting in loading horses to a means of transport.
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Skill reusability level
Relationships with occupations
Teach young horses is an essential skill of the following occupations:
Equine worker: Equine workers provide caring activities for horses and ponies.
Groom: Grooms provide practical daily horse care to ensure the horses health, welfare and safety.
They take part in exercising horses, cleaning and maintaining the stables, buildings and territory.
Teach young horses is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.
Horse trainer: Horse trainers train animals and/or riders for general and specific purposes, including assistance, security, leisure, competition, transportation, obedience and routine handling, entertainment and education, in accordance with national legislation.
Equine yard manager: Equine yard managers are responsible for the day to day running of the yard including managing staff, care of the horses, all aspects of health and safety and dealing with clients and owners.
Animal trainer: Animal trainers train animals and/or animal handlers for general and specific purposes, including assistance, security, leisure, competition, transportation, obedience and routine handling, entertainment and education, in accordance with national legislation.
- Teach young horses – ESCO