Introduction to Grooming 099

Basic Horse Handling and Care 099 - October 16-20,
Magdlena Farm, Russel Cave Road, Lexington, KY
Dr. C. Reid McLellan, Lead Instructor. with appearences by Kenny McPeek and his staff plus others.
Tuition $199 - (a $50 deposit will hold your spot until October 6 & you can complete payment then.)
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A workforce preparation class providing information and basic skills a new worker needs to qualify for an entry level position in the horse industry with an emphasis on racehorses.

Class Time:  8:00 AM to Noon   Monday - Thursday. Friday (October 20) will be final evaluation day. Participants will  demonstrate what they have learned. Staff will discuss your work possibilities and we will  put you in contact with possible employers. 

Tuition is  normally $299 but with the support of The Jockey Club, Magdlena Farm and Thoroughbred Charities of America we are able to offer a reducted tuition for this class of $199. A $50 deposit will hold your spot until October 2. On or about September 30 you will be sent a link to pay the additional $150.

Below is a course outline. Day 1 will start with Terminology, Basic shedrow etiquette, principles of handling horses and haltering and leading. After Day 1  We will  adapt each day's activities, based on the skill level of our participants. The goal of this class is to prepare you for an entry level job with horses. There is a shortage of qualified workers in the Thoroughbred industry as well as other performance horse businesses. IF you are willing to be at work on time between 5 and 7 AM, work 6 to 7 days a week (getting paid for those days) uou are almost certain to be offered a job. Advancement is rapid for those with good work ethic and willingness to improve their skills. We will have Intermediate and Advanced classes in the coming year to help you with your advancement.

If you want a job and are not able to pay the tuition, contact our office and ask about tuition assistance.

A typical schedule is shown below. (as indicated above,  subject to change)
Introduction Describing horses & tools to care for them Working with horses Stall & Barn Care Health Identification of Equipment & Tack Feeding Shedrow activities Race Day Schedule & activities Shipping Personal Safety & Fire Prevention Horses on the Farm