E-horse are very pleased to bring you, via UK Rural Skills, the Animals in Transit (Short Journeys) -Horses online course.
This online course will prepare you to take the test that is a legal requirement for transporting Horses in the UK in connection with an economic activity, but is also offers invaluable knowledge for anyone transporting horses.
Upon successful completion of this online course you can go on to take the Short Journey certificate (over 65km and up to 8 hours) accredited by Lantra Awards, City and Guilds or other Awarding Organisations that are approved for the animals in transit/horses qualification. If you would like to take the examination- please contact E-horse and we can put you in contact with an examination centre*
The course covers the theory aspects preparing trainees for their assessment and is available to purchase online via E-horse for £30.- SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE
Please contact E-horse for further information.
*examination fee not included in E-horse price
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We are gently moving forward to the growth of E-horse. It has been just over a year since we started woth our first session in October 2017.
Why are we going slowly? Our main priority is to deliver sessions that horse owners want to attend and to keep our prices affordable; and to ensure that our attendees receive a personalised service and are made to feel part of the E-horse Community.
Hopefully we are delivering this to you.
The amazing Donna Case from The Horse Feed Guru is contributing to the November issue of Your Horse Magazine regarding feeding in the Autumn.
Donna is delivering our Understanding Equine Supplements and the Feed Bag session in Newmarket on November 8th.
She is also spreading her outstanding knowledge by speaking at our Feeding for Winter session in January.
Don't miss out on gaining knowledge from this highly knowledgeable equine nutritionist all for £15
Equine Pharmacognosy- Developing Equine Self Healing
We are very excited to offer you a new session for November 2018!
What is Pharmacognosy?
Zoopharmacognosy is the practice in which wild animals self medicate using an evolutionary adaptation in which their innate instinct enables them to communicate and relate with medicinal plants within their environment, to bring about health and well being. Unfortunately domestication has restricted the horse's opportunity to use his instinctive knowledge to select nature's medicines
Within this session we will look at the horses natural ability to self select plants and how we can help improve their welfare by offering the required plant based nutrition. We will study case evidence and discuss current responses.
Beth Chamberlain is a highly experienced Zoopharmacognosist and runs Equinepharmacognosy in Essex.
Beth lectures to college and university students, appeared on BBC Radio Suffolk and has written numerous articles. The subject of Applied Zoopharmacognosy is continually developing and Beth returns regularly to the Academy of Zoopharmacognosy to develop her knowledge but gives great thanks to the animals that have been her teachers.
Her goals are to take this work internationally which she will be doing whilst an invited speaker at the Animal Science and Veterinary Conference in Durban, South Africa in February 2019.
Its going to be a very interesting session and I cant wait!
To book CLICK HERE
We are so terribly excited to have been informed that E-horse has made it into the finals of the Rural Business Awards Eastern region. And if that is not enough...we have made it into the finals in not just one category but two!!!
We are up for the awards for Best Rural Start Up 2018 and Best Rural Education and Training 2018.
To say we are happy is a bit of an understatement, but we do feel completely humble that our small little organisation has been selected. However, its only with the support of our presenters and attendees at the 2017/18 E-horse sessions that have let us get this far.
Good luck to all of the other entries. We are all winners as far as I'm concerned!
For more information have a look a the Rural Business Awards website
As you (and your inbox- how many emails have you received!!!) will be aware, new Data Protection rules come in place on 25th May 2018. These are the The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which includes rules on giving privacy information to data subjects in Articles 12, 13 and 14. These are more detailed and specific than in the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and place an emphasis on making privacy notices understandable and accessible.
WE WILL ONLY EVER CONTACT YOU VIA EMAIL; AND ONLY IF YOU HAVE ATTENDED ONE OF OUR EVENTS AND SELECTED TO BE CONTACTED; OR SIGNED UP TO OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER.
PS. I'm too busy to SPAM you with emails anyway!
We are overjoyed to have joined UK Rural Skills Accreditation organisation.
UK Rural Skills (UKRS) is a not for profit company whose main purpose is to enrich rural communities by providing an accreditation and certification service through high quality, professionally delivered training, by our friendly, engaging members. Our membership will ensure that our course we deliver are quality assured and to UKRS Standards. Throughout 2018 our course will be commence to accredited by UKRS and will be stamped with both E-horse and UKRS Logo.
Keep watching for new courses!
On most news outlets this week you will have seen articles and images of pony burgers and sausages being served to customers at Tavistock Market, in Devon. Posts have been put on social media channels with huge debate and emotive responses from all parties- some for and some against.
There is no denying, thinking of eating our best buddy; who most people spend their working life slaving away to pay for, makes for an aghast in-drawing of breath and responses of horror.
Here are a few tabloid reader responses to the articles being published nationally:
" As a culture, Brits generally do not their pets which includes horses. Sorry, it upsets me and makes me sick"- Metro
"I have had horses all my life, lived with, worked with and loved them and much prefer them to any people. I have also eaten them when in France.if it helps with these ponies conservancy I don't see an issue other than the fluffy brigade getting their knickers in a knot.its much better they are used this way than being sent off to auctions.these are wild ponies,not pets" -Daily Mail
It is a terribly emotive issue for all animal lovers- of that there is no denying. Most of us wouldn't eat of dogs so why horses? As one of the quotes above states: its is available in Europe easily the same as other meats; but we haven't seen it on our shelves frequently in the UK.
However, I want to put aside all the arguments re whether we FEEL it is right; but whether from a WELFARE point of view whether it is right. WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE HORSE CONSIDERING ITS CIRCUMSTANCES. - not what we would like to happen but what should happen now for that animal.
Anyone who knows me (or has stalked on LI) will know I am en ex-animal welfare officer so have been in situations where judgement must be made as to whether an animal in distress can be saved. So for this article, I want to sit on the fence and hear back what you feel.
I have posted below all the details from the The Dartmoor Hill Pony Association for you to read to help gain more insight to life for the ponies on Dartmoor. There is also a podcast by Delicious which makes informative listening.
There is a #hastag poll on our Facebook page for you to voice #yesponyeat vs #noponyeat
Please keep it clean and be interested to hear responses.
Its September…the end of summer holidays and children go back to school. My youngest started at Nursery class this year at the same school as his sister; and he was ridiculously excited to be starting. It was the whole thing: the new bag, PE kit, lunchbox, uniform and the ubiquitous new shoes (considering he normally hates shoes it was funny to see him cuddling his new school shoes). So apart from tugging on Mummy’s heart strings that he was now a “big” boy, it did make me also feel so excited for him to be starting on a new learning experience.
I don’t think it ever leaves you: that feeling of a new school year (and I am sure it is down to the feeling of having new school shoes!). The feeling of getting the new timetable and the first lesson with a (probably) new teacher and a new subject. The lovely excited tummy flutters you get if it’s something that you love studying. And I still get it these days if I find something that is exciting to learn (currently revising behaviour and loving it!)
Our horse never stops learning: he is always moving and finding out where the new grass is in the field, looking at new experiences every time he out go out for a hack, his muscles keep learning new patterns when you ask for movement and he is stimulated. He keeps “viewing” his world and learning from it.
So why are you his, horse owner, not doing the same? Learning new ideas about his health, his behaviour, how he grazes and what he should be eating.
For me, learning more about my animals, understanding their behavior, working out what makes them “tick”, seeing them learn something that I am trying to teach them (I have a puppy in classes and it gets me a bit emotional when he tries so hard and gets it right) is my excited buzz that my children are now feeling starting school.
And I want everyone else to get this excited feeling of learning the solution- “the eureka effect”. This is one of the whole reasons for E-horse: to facilitate the transfer of information to you- the horse owner.
So even if you cannot make it one of our events (and we would love you to come of course!) … keep “viewing” what is going on in the horse world…keep learning for your horses’ sake. Never stop learning.
I want to extend a massive welcome to all of the E-horse followers on our Facebook, Twitter and our website. Thank you for joining us!
The promise to you is to continue to provide you with relevant and useful information for you to continue your journey on the discovery of horse ownership. Everyday you will be learning something new by just watching your horse and seeing how he behaves and reacts to situations; and by reading and listening to equine experts you can aim to interpret your horse and help to care for him to the best of your ability.
Please feel free to contact us via any of our channels: email, Facebook, Twiter, LinkedIn or even old fashioned telephone! We love to chat xx