Qualifications and Certificates
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.