The winner of the British Equestrian Trade Association’s ‘Thesis of the Year’ 2017, Louise’s outstanding dissertation immediately caught the attention of leading companies within the industry.
An investigation into the potential growth of bacteria, fungi and mould after hay has been steamed, Louise’s research proved that the well established method is not as efficient as previously thought and may in some circumstances be detrimental to both horses and their handlers.
Hopeful of getting her work published, Louise has continued into an academic career and now teaches science at a secondary school. She may consider a future move into pure research.
Louise initially completed our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Equine Management and found her studies led naturally onto our degree programme. As she holds the BHS Assistant Instructors qualification, she also gained a part-time paid job at our Equestrian Centre.