Qualifications and Certificates

Over the years, I have completed a number of animal related courses, right up to recently when I have been doing some distance learning courses. I have lots more to do, so more certificates will pop up soon.

These certificates are quite dated now (Holly was a collie we homed for a while to rehabilitate her after she was mistreated and Ridout was my maiden name).  I also did a course with Rowan, but I didn't get any certificates with her.  I worked on stable yards as a groom, from 11 years old through to my mid twenties, but didn't take any exams until I was in my early twenties. However on a stable grooms wage, the exams were a weeks pay and I was unable to afford to continue at the time.

In 1995 I completed a Practical Habitat Management course, which included land and livestock management.