Learn to manage the daily requirements of a horse at grass
This online horse care course serves as an introduction to a broad range of topics in Equine Management. Topics presented include principles of horse psychology, basic horsemanship principles, considerations for buying and selling horses, functional anatomy and desirable conformation in horses, fundamental concepts in equine nutrition, feeding management recommendations, principles of pasture management, proper grooming practices, and an exploration of commercial and career opportunities in the horse industry.
The course aims to develop the ability to handle horses using a range of different procedures; the skills to evaluate horses conformation; an understanding of the horse’s diet; knowledge of grooming procedures; an ability to develop appropriate management procedures for a specific situation; and knowledge of commercial opportunities in the equine industry.
What You'll Learn
- To explain the sequence of events involved in the domestication of the horse
- To characterize historical indicators linked to the domestication of the horse
- To discuss how selective breeding helped to develop different horse types
- To distinguish between individual horses using common identification markers
- To explain the mechanism behind coat color genetics in horses
- To explain how gait defects impact the horse’s serviceability
- To demonstrate the potential effect that poor conformation has on gait execution
- To discuss proper care and management of the horse’s teeth
- To define common malocclusions in the horse
- To detail the proper techniques to clean and inspect front and hind feet in the horse
- To analyze the mechanics of using bits/bridles for controlling horses
- To identify basic grooming tools and intended use of grooming tools
- To demonstrate proper basic grooming methods for horses
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration Study Load
Approximately 100 hours of self-pace learning. Up to 12 months access to our learning platform.
Enrol and study when it suits you – all our courses are self-paced (with a year’s access), online, and with open enrolment dates. Because we understand that you need flexible options!
Affordable, interest-free payment options
We offer the best rates in the industry – starting off with the interest-free payment plan of AU$ 35 per week. Other payment plans available: Fortnightly and Monthly.
Industry experience & reliability
Learn from the experts themselves – our tutors are active, full time professionals in their field as well as having many years of tutoring experience. Our friendly Student Services is also available for any administrative assistance!
There are 7 lessons in this course:
- Type and Position of Teeth
- Impact of Wear and Tear on Teeth
- Age Determination in Horses
- Techniques for Determining Age in Horses
- Secondary Factors of Age Determination
- Proper Care of the Teeth
We are a small college offering a personalised high-quality learning experience for our students.
We are passionate about quality adult education, and are driven to provide the best materials we can to meet the needs of the modern learner. Our courses are mobile device friendly, and our tutors are knowledgeable, educated and learner-friendly.
We have years of experience in adult online education so we know what you need to not only finish your course, but what you need to excel and get the most out of your studies.