Gaining confidence for the future
I believe I’m gaining information on best practice in the equine industry, based on the latest research. The level of knowledge of all lecturers is impressive.
Advanced Equitation is an exciting module. We have lots of lectures in the arena and are able to observe subtle changes in horses to find the ideal way to train them. It is a great continuation from last year’s Equitation module, in which we had the chance to ride the brilliant Hartpury horses.
Diagnostics and Therapy focuses on techniques for rehabilitation and treatment of injuries in horses, while Equine Biomechanics is all about the physics of movement of horses, which is really important for optimal training.
Finally, Equine Nutrition offers essential knowledge, as nutrition is such a big part of equine management. From the research we’re exposed to, I feel confident in managing a horse’s day to day nutrition.
Dreams do come true
In between lectures and assignments, I work as a Student Ambassador. This is a paid scheme on campus, where I participate in campus tours, open days and so much more. I love this job because it is my opportunity to show other people that their dreams can also come true at Hartpury.
When I get some free time I like to go to the Hartpury gym, ride the horse I was able to loan just outside campus, grab a coffee and pizza at Red & Black café with my friends after making use of the outstanding riding simulators.
Sometimes we will decide to spend the day in Gloucester, eating out and shopping.
Always felt safe on campus
The Covid-19 pandemic has undeniably changed things, but I’ve never felt like I’m missing out on my education because the lecturers are going the extra mile to make sure we feel supported and still get all the material we need.
We’re informed in advance about the Covid-secure measures that were being put in place on campus and I’ve always felt safe.