Horses are majestic, powerful animals that bring us fulfilment as pets and in equestrian and sporting pursuits, but they also have high care needs. This course is ideal for recreational riders, stud owners or for those working with horses. It’s also valuable for people aspiring to start an equestrian business.
The Certificate of Horse Care is an advanced online program that will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of equine husbandry and practical knowledge in the care of horses.
In this professional development course, you will explore horse psychology and handling techniques, as well as the importance of diet, grooming, and basic principles of hoof care and shoeing.
You will also learn about maintaining the health of horses, exercise and conditioning requirements, tack and tack fitting, as well as a broad range of equine management topics from overseeing a horse event to managing an equine enterprise.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to care for horses and prepared to manage equine events, horse farms, stables, tracks, riding schools and related equipment and equine operations.
Unit 1 - Horse Care I
Horse psychology and handling
The early horse
Survival mechanisms of the early horse
The modern horse – behaviour and memory
Using psychology to handle horses
Catching and leading horses
Fitting the bridle and saddle
Tying up a horse
Buying a horse
Weight carrying ability
Equine dentition and ageing
Glossary of terms
Dentition diagrams and detailed explanation
Colour and markings
The shape of the skeleton
Body proportions and parts
How to describe confirmation
The digestive system and principles of feeding and watering
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 300 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.