MSc Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training
After having a break from education I returned to Sparsholt College in 2011 to complete a Degree in Equine Studies. After finishing the degree, I went onto to complete the MSc in Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training where I continued to further my knowledge and skills. The lecturing team are second to none and inspire students to research into their field of interest; throughout my time at Sparsholt College I was given great opportunities to get involved in three research projects for the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) and the Advancing Equine Scientific Excellence (AESE). My time at Sparsholt College provided me with the framework to achieve my end goal.
I now work for The Horse Trust with the Knowledge and Skills team as a Training Officer. I have the fantastic job of running the one-day training courses, including training Police, Fire and Rescue, and now the new programme for Highways England. These courses include horse behaviour, natural instincts, catching loose horses and moving horses that can’t be caught, with all sections based around how horses learn.
The Horse Trust is the world’s oldest horse charity and specialises in providing retirement and respite for working horses and ponies, as well as providing sanctuary to horses, ponies and donkeys who have suffered from cruelty or neglect. I am extremely proud to work at such a remarkable charity where training plays a vital role towards the welfare of the horse.