Stage 2

Course dates Spaces available Location Accommodation Price
To be confirmed To be confirmed Hartsop Farm Witney £575

Courses can booked by downloading the course application form here!

Stage 2

Once you have completed the necessary stages (see below ‘How to gain the MRICH’) you can work towards Stage 2 and 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.

Stage 2 Guidance Notes and Join Up Form

Stage 2 Exam Week Application Form

The Stage 2 Exam Week (5 Days) is not available to be taken until all other modules are completed and approved.

Stage 2 Horse Psychology Projects

If you are a current student who has completed the Stage 1 courses then feel free to contact Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Associate, Rosie Jones (rosiejoneshorses@yahoo.co.uk or 07447 063856 Website: www.rosiejoneshorses.co.uk ) to gain approval for your Horse Psychology project outline.

How to gain the MRICH

The MRICH has 2 stages. The first step to gaining the MRICH is to complete the following courses.

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!

5 day Foundation Course –  An intensive 5 day practical course covering join up, leading principles and equine behaviour and so much more.

Stud Practice/Handling the Young Foal – 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