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Horse Management I (Equine Husbandry Basics) Course Online

Equine Husbandry Basics Course

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.

This is a stand-alone course or can be taken alongside Horse Care II and III.

  • Understand how to handle horses.
  • Learn about the equine industry.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace
  • Learn from our highly knowledge equine studies tutors.

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 horses 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 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

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

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Equine Husbandry Basics Course

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.

This is a stand-alone course or can be taken alongside Horse Care II and III.

  • Understand how to handle horses.
  • Learn about the equine industry.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace
  • Learn from our highly knowledge equine studies tutors.

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 horses 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 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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