BRS Blog 2nd – 6th October

6th Oct 2017 |

BRS Blog 2nd – 6th October

It was a quieter week this week at the British Racing School. We still have four foundation courses running, 313, 314, 314A and 314X. All courses are ticking along nicely making good progress.

Earlier this week we held our Riding Work and Giving Feedback course. This course is designed to give competent stable staff the opportunity to learn about riding work. It covers the basic theory and aims behind riding work. This is transferred on to the simulators for body position training and then to the gallops with two ridden sessions, which are filmed and reviewed. To be eligible for this course you need to working full time for a licensed racehorse trainer and be cantering racehorses on the gallops on a daily basis. For more information about our Riding Work and Giving Feedback course please visit: http://www.brs.org.uk/courses/riding-work/

On Thursday this week we were running a 7lb Claimer Workshop. This one day workshop is organised by the British Horseracing Authority and administrated by the BRS. The workshops are a compulsory requirement for apprentice/conditional jockey licence holders to attend. The purpose of the training is to support current apprentice and conditional jockeys with their careers.  The workshops include sessions on: tactical riding, safeguarding, Professional Jockeys Association talks on lifestyle, diet and nutrition, mental/psychological matters and a personal develop plan sessions with JETS (Jockeys Education & Training Scheme).