I was planning on being an archaeologist, took maths, english, RE (all three compulsory where I was), then chose history, geography, french and triple science, did my A levels in History, Geography, English Language and psychology, am now at uni doing BSc Applied Equine Studies. If you want to be a therapist, I will tell you now that you need to pick a therapy and consider it now.
There is no point going for a generic equine course as it won't get you anywhere as a therapist. We have a therapies module, but it only teaches us about equine therapies, not how to practise, for example, for most equine therapies such as physiotherapy you need to have done a degree in human physio, then a further course in equine. For sports massage, you need to be at least 21, and have worked on competition yards. Look up ACPAT, NAVP, CEPT (only one that doesn't require human training first), or more alternatively, shiatsu or bowen therapy. You need to do this research now before applying anywhere. Hope this helps
23 January 2012 21:00