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Caring for Horses Short Course

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Caring for Horses- Short Course

If you are a horse lover, this short course is ideal for you! Learn the essentials of caring for horses with this 20 hour Horse Care course.

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.

 

This course covers the following 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

 

 

 



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Caring for Horses Short Course Caring for Horses Short Course
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