This is the first volume in a series of course books for career students and exam candidates preparing for the Stage 1 exam of the British Horse Society. Visuall 'open' style - not heavy on text. Large (A4) format. Examination planner at the front - space for reader to insert exam date and make notes re their exam preparation. In-text self-assessment questions, with answers provided at the rear of the book. Alongside the relevant text, BHS syllabus checklist appropriate to each element - reader can tick off when they are competent, or, better still, get their trainer/mentor to sign off. Reader aims to get everything ticked off before taking exam. Examination tips throughout from BHS examiners including common mistakes made. Deals with the stable management syllabus and the ridden elements of the test. To be launched alongside the BHS Stage 2 Study Guide.