Groom One Certificate

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Do you...Love horses...Want to work with horses?

Groom One is designed for newcomers to the horse industry who wish to become competent, employable grooms. The Groom One Certificate program is recognized by Standardbred Canada as approved training for an entry-level position in the harness racing industry.

The Groom One Certificate Program has 4 Phases. Phases can be taken as a group or individually.

- Phase 1, 2, and 4 are hands-on at designated locations.

- Phase 3 is an online course with additional CD resource materials used.

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Program Outline

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Phase One:

Orientation (recommended)

Phase Two:

Work Experience
(6 months)

Phase Three:

Groom One Online

Phase Four:

Assessment to complete certificate
2-day Orientation Session highlighting:

- safety

- horse handling

- daily routine

- horse health

- disease prevention

- first aid

- risk management- licensing & employment issues
students are assisted with finding entry level employment Computer based educational course. The CD based units are complemented by online discussions & presentations with industry mentors.

The 6 units include:

THE HORSE: identification, anatomy, physiology, gaits & behaviour

HORSE HANDLING: basic handling skills & safety

HORSE CARE: horse health & disease prevention

NUTRITION: feeds & feeding

MANAGEMENT: daily routines, safety, tack & equipment

COMMUNITY LIVING: (resources for successful career in the industry)
demonstration of skills and knowledge

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(Worklog pdf)
For further information please contact: (519) 824-4120, ext 54205 or email:
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