Equine Studies Courses

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Best Mate, Red Rum, and Arkle aren t the names of the cheapest spirits in your local off-license; they happen to be three of the greatest racehorses of all time and they are of Irish descent. So if you fancy getting involved in a sport where Ireland has a formidable international reputation, then perhaps a part-time equine studies course could be a good place to start.

Generating over 1 billion annually, Irish horse breeding and racing are dynamic sectors that offer plenty of opportunity at home and abroad.

Courses include the FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Equine Anatomy & Physiology in Scoil Mhuire Clane. The course is designed to provide the learner with the relevant knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the horse’s body to enable the learner to provide better horse care.

There are various careers that are related to equine studies; many of those who choose to do a course in this field are already working in the field and wish to expand their skills or level of knowledge. From grooms to jockeys; equine scientists to managers; all roles can benefit from a professional course. There s no doubt that practical experience in working with horses is imperative; however, a certain amount of insight into how to maintain the health and provide for the well-being of a horse is a huge part of any career in the equestrian industry. Even those who end up in separate, yet related areas, such as leisure or tourism will find that the skills learnt in the curriculum of the course will be of great value to them in their professional lives.

So why not look into a part-time course in equine studies; considering the old Arab proverb that the horse is God s gift to man, you could certainly choose a worse thing to dedicate your time to!

Frank Bolger

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