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Caring for Horses Short Course

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As wonderful and rewarding horse ownership can be, it takes immense amounts of time and dedication – owners should prepare to spend more time caring for their horse than actually riding it. Horse care involves a sequence of repetitive tasks including feeding and watering; grooming and the provision of health care; cleaning of their living environment and equipment and of course, exercise.

Not only does this course cover 10 lessons about horse care essentials, you will also have the opportunity to test your learning along the way with our self guided tests. There is also ample opportunity to research many more aspects of the course topics, giving you a thorough learning experience.

Upon completing the very last lesson, you will be offered a more thorough automated test or examination. This final assessment can be undertaken at any time of the day; and any day of the week; and if you achieve an overall pass; you will be able to obtain a "certificate of completion" with your name and completion date on it.

Lessons

Lesson 1: BREEDS AND IDENTIFICATION

  • Introduction
  • Breeds

Lesson 2: ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND MOVEMENT 

  • External Points of the Horse
  • Skeletal & Muscular Systems
  • Cardiovascular System

Lesson 3: DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND FEEDING 

  • Overview of Digestive System
  • Food
  • Feeding Routines and Procedures

Lesson 4: HORSE HANDLING 

  • Basic Horse Psychology, Temperament and Behaviour
  • Safe Handling
  • Vices and Problem Behavior

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

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

Lesson 7: CARE OF THE HORSE AT GRASS 

  • Grazing Requirements
  • Grazing Management

Lesson 8: CARE OF THE STABLED HORSE 

  • Stabling Facilities
  • Stable Yard Safety
  • Bedding & Mucking Out
  • Feeding & Watering Overview
  • Grooming

Lesson 9: SADDLERY & EQUIPMENT 

  • Saddles
  • Bridles
  • Bits
  • Ancillary Equipment 

Lesson 10: THE EQUINE INDUSTRY 

  • What Do People Do With Horses?
  • Buying & Selling a Horse – Scope of the Industry
  • Common Equine Careers 

Final Assessment

 

How do our courses work?

  • Enrol any time of day or night.
  • Start studying immediately or later (as you wish).
  • Configure your study sessions at any length and frequency you wish.
  • Work through at your own pace.
  • Help desk- contact our help desk here with the subject title: 'Help Desk Short Course'.
  • Automated self assessment tests pop up at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish; and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.
  • At the end of the whole course, you are presented with a major automated examination which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime.
  • If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam, you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it.

WHAT WILL YOU GET FROM THIS COURSE?

At the end of this course you will learn how to handle a horse, saddlery, different breeds, how to feed horses and watering; grooming and the provision of health care; cleaning of their living environment and equipment, exercise; horse shoeing, hygiene and more.

 

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Caring for Horses Short Course Caring for Horses Short Course
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