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Horse Management I (Equine Husbandry Basics) Course Online

Equine Husbandry Basics

This course is intended to establish general, foundational knowledge related to the care and management of horses. Primary topics include the domestication and development of the horse, type and breed classifications, basic anatomy and conformation, colors and markings, gaits and defects in gait, teeth and age determination, and proper hoof care as well as diseases of the hoof. Additional topics discussed include principles of horsemanship, styles of equitation, riding tack and training aids, and basic handling of horses.

What you will do in this online equine studies course:

  • 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

What does this course cover?

There are 7 Lessons in this course:

Domestication/Development of the Horse
  • Uses of the Horse by Men
  • Early Interaction and Domestication
  • The Development of Different Horse Types
  • Utilization of the Horse by Advancing Societies
  • Types and Classification of Horses
  • Breeds of Horses
Form to Function
  • Descriptive Terms
  • Basic Conformation
  • Form to Function
  • Colors and Markings
  • Basic Principles of Coat Color Genetics
  • Markings and Other Identification Markers
Definitions of Movement
  • Gaits of the Horse
  • Characterizing Common Gaits
  • Factors Affecting Speed
  • Gait Defects
  • Effect of Leg Set on Action and Unsoundness
Teeth and Age Determination
  • Type and Position of Teeth
  • Impact of Wear and Tear on Teeth
  • Age Determination in Horses
  • Technique for Determining Age in Horses
  • Secondary Factors of Age Determination
  • Proper Care of the Teeth
Feet & Hoof Care
  • Importance of Foot Care
  • Basic Foot and Hoof Anatomy
  • Physiology of the Horse’s Foot
  • Abnormal Foot Conformation
  • Proper Foot/Hoof Care
  • Hoof Trimming Principles
  • Principles of Shoeing
  • Common Foot/Hoof Diseases
Horsemanship and Equitation
  • History of Riding
  • Masters of Horsemanship
  • Principles of Equitation
  • Styles of Riding
  • Proper Riding Position
  • Types of Bridles
  • Types of Bits
  • Riding Aids
Basic Handling of Horses
  • Understanding the Horse’s Flight Response
  • Interpreting Body Language
  • Catching and Haltering
  • Leading
  • Basic Grooming
  • Saddling
  • Bridling
  • Safety Rules

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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    Equine Husbandry Basics

    This course is intended to establish general, foundational knowledge related to the care and management of horses. Primary topics include the domestication and development of the horse, type and breed classifications, basic anatomy and conformation, colors and markings, gaits and defects in gait, teeth and age determination, and proper hoof care as well as diseases of the hoof. Additional topics discussed include principles of horsemanship, styles of equitation, riding tack and training aids, and basic handling of horses.

    What you will do in this online equine studies course:

    • 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

    What does this course cover?

    There are 7 Lessons in this course:

    Domestication/Development of the Horse
    • Uses of the Horse by Men
    • Early Interaction and Domestication
    • The Development of Different Horse Types
    • Utilization of the Horse by Advancing Societies
    • Types and Classification of Horses
    • Breeds of Horses
    Form to Function
    • Descriptive Terms
    • Basic Conformation
    • Form to Function
    • Colors and Markings
    • Basic Principles of Coat Color Genetics
    • Markings and Other Identification Markers
    Definitions of Movement
    • Gaits of the Horse
    • Characterizing Common Gaits
    • Factors Affecting Speed
    • Gait Defects
    • Effect of Leg Set on Action and Unsoundness
    Teeth and Age Determination
    • Type and Position of Teeth
    • Impact of Wear and Tear on Teeth
    • Age Determination in Horses
    • Technique for Determining Age in Horses
    • Secondary Factors of Age Determination
    • Proper Care of the Teeth
    Feet & Hoof Care
    • Importance of Foot Care
    • Basic Foot and Hoof Anatomy
    • Physiology of the Horse’s Foot
    • Abnormal Foot Conformation
    • Proper Foot/Hoof Care
    • Hoof Trimming Principles
    • Principles of Shoeing
    • Common Foot/Hoof Diseases
    Horsemanship and Equitation
    • History of Riding
    • Masters of Horsemanship
    • Principles of Equitation
    • Styles of Riding
    • Proper Riding Position
    • Types of Bridles
    • Types of Bits
    • Riding Aids
    Basic Handling of Horses
    • Understanding the Horse’s Flight Response
    • Interpreting Body Language
    • Catching and Haltering
    • Leading
    • Basic Grooming
    • Saddling
    • Bridling
    • Safety Rules

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

      Clear

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