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Angry students protest against loss of Lackham College’s equine courses

Around 25 equine students gathered outside Lackham College, Wiltshire on Tuesday 12 June to protest over the axing of their courses.

A college spokesman said the decision to terminate the three equine courses was due to the high costs associated with their high running costs.

A new course — animal science and welfare — starting in September will involve elements of the previous animal care and equine programmes.

In all 11 current students are affected by the change

The spokesman said: “Equine courses will be phased out over the next 12-15 months. Existing students who are affected by the closures will be supported in completing their course by the college.”

There are also fears over the future of a Riding for the Disabled group, which uses the facilities at Lackham.

The spokesman added: “The college is currently working with the RDA to develop an action plan.”

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