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Caring for Horses

A 20 hour short course in the essentials of caring for horses. This online course is ideal for people who are new to caring for horses and need to know the basics of horse care.

Whether you are purchasing your own horse or considering a new career working with horses, this course is an ideal place to start. Ensuring that you are taking proper care of your horse is important for optimal health and a content friend. There are so many important factors that you need to consider for taking care of horses and this course will help you on your way to a rewarding and healthy relationship caring for horses.

You can pace yourself with this course. Take your time, or study quickly, it is completely up to you. There are online tests and also further research that you can do along the way. If you need assistance or have questions, you can also contact our tutor email who will guide you in the right direction. You can test how you have progressed with a final online exam. 

 

The Lessons

Lesson 1 BREEDS AND IDENTIFICATION
Introduction 
Breeds 
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 2 ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND MOVEMENT 
External Points of the Horse
Skeletal & Muscular Systems
Cardiovascular System 
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 3 DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND FEEDING 
Overview of Digestive System
Food 
Feeding Routines and Procedures
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 4 HORSE HANDLING 
Basic Horse Psychology, Temperament and Behaviour 
Safe Handling
Vices and Problem Behavior 
Lesson 4 additional reading
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 5 HEALTH MANAGEMENT 
Introduction to Horse Health
Internal Parasites 
Skin Conditions
Equine Colic
Lameness
Contagious Respiratory Conditions – Viruses, Bacteria, Parasites 
Non-Contagious Respiratory Conditions 
Preventative Health Care Programs
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 6 SHOEING THE HORSE 
Why do horses need shoes?
Types of shoes 
Steps in shoeing the horse 
Accidents associated with shoeing
General Foot Care
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 7 CARE OF THE HORSE AT GRASS
Grazing Requirements
Grazing Management
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 8 CARE OF THE STABLED HORSE 
Stabling Facilities
Stable Yard Safety
Bedding & Mucking Out
Feeding & Watering Overview
Grooming
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 9 SADDLERY & EQUIPMENT 
Saddles
Bridles
Bits
Ancillary Equipment 
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 10 THE EQUINE INDUSTRY 
What Do People Do With Horses? 
Buying & Selling a Horse – Scope of the Industry
Common Equine Careers 
Review what you have been learning

Final Assessment

 

The Caring for Horses short course will help you understand basic and all of the essentials of horse care.

This course can be a great platform for either caring for your own horse or for gaining valuable knowledge in equine care to start a career working with horses.

 

Support along the Way from Experts

You have access to expert tutors through our student help desk all the time you are studying this course. Our school maintains help desks in both of our offices -in Australia and the UK; and has staff on duty five days a week manning phones, online chat and emails. Any questions that you have about what you are studying will be dealt with promptly (usually the same working day, often immediately).

    If there is something you read or research that you don't understand, ask for help.
    If you want to learn more about something you encounter through these studies, have a conversation with one of our faculty tutors
    If you need direction to find more information, ask
    If you need advice on moving forward with your work, career or studies after the course ask. (Free career and business advice).

 

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