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Once you have completed the Stage 1 (see below ‘How to gain the MRICH’) you can work towards Stage 2 – the Intelligent Horsemanship Diploma. It is recommended you undertake 2 further courses which are Leading & Loading, and Handling the Untouched.
Stage 2 also entails:
- Practical Experience and Video Evidence
- Horse Psychology Project
- Stage 2 Exam Week
For full details on Stage 2 please download the guidance notes which are downloadable below, with the associated forms you will require for this section.
The Stage 2 Exam Week (5 Days) is not available to be taken until all other modules are completed and approved.
The MRICH has 2 stages. The first step to gaining the MRICH is to complete the following Stage 1 courses.
5 day Foundation Course – An intensive 5 day practical course covering Join Up™, leading principles and equine behaviour and so much more.
Horse Psychology – A 2 day classroom based course students will question how horses think, see and feel and come away thinking in a whole new light. Definitely gets you thinking!
Foal Handling and Stud Practice – A 2 day practical and classroom based course learning from a true expert in the field of Horse breeding and youngstock. This course covers 2 modules, each module can be taken a one day course. Both modules must be completed in order to progress towards the MRICH.
Feeding and Nutrition/Horse as an Athlete – A 2 day classroom based course teaching students beyond practical expertise to the horses digestive systems and the effects of different feeds and the horse as an athlete. This course covers 2 modules, each module can be taken a one day course. Both modules must be completed in order to progress towards the MRICH.
The second step is to work towards and undertake the Stage 2 exam week – see above.
Becoming a Recommended Trainer
Once you have completed your Stage 2 courses and passed the Stage 2 exam week and gained the Intelligent Horsemanship Diploma you can look to apply to become a Recommended Trainer – click here for further information