UKCC Level 3 - Endurance GB

Certificate in Endurance Grade 3
General – An increase of responsibility, looking after a
number of horses and ponies; ensuring that horses, stables,
yard and fields are safe and in good order.
Horse Anatomy and Physiology – Knowledge of the horse’s
main trunk muscles used to move his limbs and to support and
carry his rider.
Knowledge of the structure of the leg below the knee/hock
including the foot.
Basic outline of the horse’s respiratory and circulatory systems.
Good and bad conformation.
Knowledge of how to prevent injury to horse or rider - warm
up and cool down.
Physical fitness, horse and rider.
Horse Health – Take and record temperature, pulse and
respiration. Recognise and treat minor injuries, minor ailments,
sickness and lameness; how to prevent them and when to call
the Veterinary Surgeon and what information to give.
Administer medicine in food, water or by oral syringe.
Knowledge of worming procedures.
Management and General Handling – Ability to take charge
of several horses and ponies when stabled or at grass.
Some knowledge of dealing with young, highly strung or
problem horses, including those with stable vices.
Knowledge of procedures when traveling horses by trailer or
horse box and demonstration of loading and unloading.
Knowledge of international travel and care of the horse,
including emergencies.
Lungeing an experienced horse efficiently in an enclosed
space, including use of alternative equipment.
Demonstrate knowledge and ability to take horses on ride and
lead exercise in a competent manner.
Feeding – Ability to monitor and organize the feed store and to
plan feed charts to suit individual requirements, e.g. for
children’s ponies, young horses, hunters, “Hot” or sluggish
horses and endurance horses.
An understanding of the value of grass and concentrates and of
the significance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oils,
minerals, vitamins, fibre and water in the horse’s diet.
Fittening – Preparing and looking after fit horses for rides up
to and including 160km.
Care after the ride.
Saddlery – Organise a saddle room; and its contents. Cleaning
and storage of saddlery. The correct principles and fitting of
saddlery and bits in general use, including those used for
training young horses, competition work and for problems.
Knowledge of all specialist tack.
Use of heart monitor and GPS.
Shoeing – What to look for in a newly shod foot. Special shoes
for special cases, e.g. plain, hunter, rolled-toe, feather edged,
three-quarter, grass-tips, board web. Use of foot pads and
studs. Faulty shoeing and consequent ill effects.
Action – The sequence of the horse’s footfalls at all gaits, good
and faulty action and the terms to describe these.
Stable Design – Understanding of simple planning of the
stable yard and of the advantages and disadvantages of
different types of stabling and of fittings.
Grassland management – Knowledge of basic management
to maintain grazing paddocks in suitable condition for
horses/ponies living out or on daily turn out.
General Knowledge – Risk Assessments - Know the risks and
responsibilities involved when riding on the public highway.
Correct procedures in the event of accidents.
Safety rules and Fire Precautions in the stable yard.
Knowledge of aims and objectives of the EGB and the benefits
of membership.
Detailed knowledge of different EGB rides and qualifications
up to and including international level.
First Aid
NB: Candidates taking the Horse Knowledge & Care section
may be examined on these subjects (* see below)
Effective yet sympathetic riding, while maintaining a balanced,
correct and supple seat at all gaits.
Knowledge of school figures.
Correct influences and smooth application of the aids with a
clear understanding of the reasons for them.
Riding horses forward with a good form through transitions,
lengthening and shortening of strides at all gaits, turns on the
forehand, leg-yielding and the rein back 2 or 3 steps.
Ability to ride with or without stirrups and with reins in one or
both hands, in a snaffle.
* Their understanding of the value of school work in the
mental, muscular and gymnastic development of the horse.
* Practical and theoretical knowledge of methods and
precautions when getting horses fit to compete at
international level.
Ability to coach students in all of the above.
Crewing – Ability to prepare a crew for international travel
and competition.
Knowledge of working with a team.