Level 3 Horse Care student Chloe Brown is spending her weekends developing her teaching skills at Louth’s Brook House Farm.
The experience allows Chloe to develop her teaching skills and confidence with real clients in a commercial environment and she is progressing on to Nottingham Trent university in September to study Equine Science – preparing her for a career working with horses.
Students who choose the teaching unit on the Horse Care course are encouraged to get involved with riding schools at evenings and weekends to support their studies.
Lecturer Alexandra Esser is also a riding instructor at Brook House Farm, she said:
“This experience is great for our students as they get immediate feedback and get to learn and put into practise what they have been taught.
“Being exposed to working in the real world gives our students an insight into the demands of the job; they can then reflect on their practise and identify areas in which they need to improve.
“Chloe is a real success story, she is doing brilliantly and now she is over initial nerves, she is finding the experience massively helpful.
“The Horse Care course offers students the best opportunity to go on to exciting careers, and all of our teaching staff are very much actively involved in the equine industry with lots of contacts.”
“Having the opportunity to practise skills I have learnt at Lincoln College on real paying clients was brilliant, I was a little nervous to begin with but soon got into it and began to really enjoy it.
“I hadn’t realised how hard it can be to control children and ponies all at the same time! I can’t wait to do it all again in a couple of weeks.”
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