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Understanding Pedigrees

About this course

This updated course consists of four video-based modules that will help you understand Thoroughbred pedigrees, featuring webinars from industry experts James Crowhurst MRCVS and Joe Grimwade, former manager of the National Stud and the Royal Studs. The course will teach you about; the history of the Thoroughbred breed, understanding horse pedigrees (including tabulated tables), traditional breeding selection methods and the influence of genetics, and other considerations needed in breeding selection.

Delivered in four modules, with a short quiz at the end of each module, you can undertake this course in your own time and at your own pace… pause, rewind or rewatch as many times as you like, plus you will also receive a certificate upon completion. You can also download each module as a PDF for future reference, with further resources also available at the end of the course.


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