Horse Care II Course Online

Online Horse Care Course

Study horse nutrition, stabling, conditioning and more

This course provides a study of various management practices recommended for horse husbandry and especially for stabled horses. Lessons will present
discussions on feed-stuffs and feed management, stabling systems, recommendations for bedding and mucking out, basic principles of foot care
and shoeing, considerations for conditioning horses, tack and the importance of properly fit tack, and criteria to consider in designing horse facilities.

This is a stand-alone course that does not require a prerequisite and can be taken alongside Horse Care I and III.

  • An in-depth horse care course.
  • Improve your knowledge of horse care.
  • Improve your job or business prospects.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Learn from our highly knowledge equine studies tutors.

Learn to care for horses in a stable and improve your knowledge of bedding systems, stables, mucking out, foot care and shoeing, tack, exercise and fitness and conditioning. Analyse and determine feeding requirements and techniques available, and develop equine stable management skills.

Course Aims

  • Analyse the feeding requirements and feeding techniques available for horse husbandry
  • Develop a stable management program for horses
  • Explain the management procedures necessary to fulfil the bedding requirements of horses
  • Explain the management and care of horses feet
  • Implement management procedures for the conditioning of horses
  • Describe the procedures used for managing the tack requirements of horses
  • Explain the management, including design and applications of facilities used in the horse industry

Course Structure

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  1. Feeds
    • Roughage
    • concentrates
    • roots
    • green feeds and succulents
    • tempters and tonics
    • salts
    • feeding for special purposes
  2. Stabling
    • Three ways to keep horses
    • combined systems
    • stalls
    • stables/looseboxes
    • barns
    • stable layout
    • feed rooms
    • tack rooms
    • the medicine chest
    • stable routine
    • stable tricks and vices
  3. Bedding and Mucking Out
    • reasons for bedding
    • bedding qualities
    • bedding types
    • choosing a system
    • tools needed for mucking out
    • mucking out
    • bedding down
    • managing the bed
    • conserving bedding
    • comparing bedding
    • the muckheap
  4. The Foot and Shoeing
    • foot structure
    • trimming
    • advantages and disadvantages of shoeing
    • signs that shoeing is required
    • the farrier’s tools
    • how the horse is shod
    • what to look for in a newly shod hoof
    • basic shoes
    • surgical shoeing
    • studs.
  5. Exercise and Conditioning
    • the difference between exercise and conditioning
    • soft and hard condition
    • exercising a horse
    • the fittening schedule
    • principles of fittening
    • maintaining fitness
  6. Tack and Tack Fitting
    • principles of bitting
    • the mouth
    • types of bits
    • where the bit acts
    • fitting the saddle
    • causes of sore backs
    • care of the back when unsaddling
    • saddle types
    • girths
    • saddle cloths and numnahs
    • tack cleaning
  7. Horse Facility Design
    • Farm layout

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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Online Horse Care Course

Study horse nutrition, stabling, conditioning and more

This course provides a study of various management practices recommended for horse husbandry and especially for stabled horses. Lessons will present
discussions on feed-stuffs and feed management, stabling systems, recommendations for bedding and mucking out, basic principles of foot care
and shoeing, considerations for conditioning horses, tack and the importance of properly fit tack, and criteria to consider in designing horse facilities.

This is a stand-alone course that does not require a prerequisite and can be taken alongside Horse Care I and III.

  • An in-depth horse care course.
  • Improve your knowledge of horse care.
  • Improve your job or business prospects.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Learn from our highly knowledge equine studies tutors.

Learn to care for horses in a stable and improve your knowledge of bedding systems, stables, mucking out, foot care and shoeing, tack, exercise and fitness and conditioning. Analyse and determine feeding requirements and techniques available, and develop equine stable management skills.

Course Aims

  • Analyse the feeding requirements and feeding techniques available for horse husbandry
  • Develop a stable management program for horses
  • Explain the management procedures necessary to fulfil the bedding requirements of horses
  • Explain the management and care of horses feet
  • Implement management procedures for the conditioning of horses
  • Describe the procedures used for managing the tack requirements of horses
  • Explain the management, including design and applications of facilities used in the horse industry

Course Structure

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  1. Feeds
    • Roughage
    • concentrates
    • roots
    • green feeds and succulents
    • tempters and tonics
    • salts
    • feeding for special purposes
  2. Stabling
    • Three ways to keep horses
    • combined systems
    • stalls
    • stables/looseboxes
    • barns
    • stable layout
    • feed rooms
    • tack rooms
    • the medicine chest
    • stable routine
    • stable tricks and vices
  3. Bedding and Mucking Out
    • reasons for bedding
    • bedding qualities
    • bedding types
    • choosing a system
    • tools needed for mucking out
    • mucking out
    • bedding down
    • managing the bed
    • conserving bedding
    • comparing bedding
    • the muckheap
  4. The Foot and Shoeing
    • foot structure
    • trimming
    • advantages and disadvantages of shoeing
    • signs that shoeing is required
    • the farrier’s tools
    • how the horse is shod
    • what to look for in a newly shod hoof
    • basic shoes
    • surgical shoeing
    • studs.
  5. Exercise and Conditioning
    • the difference between exercise and conditioning
    • soft and hard condition
    • exercising a horse
    • the fittening schedule
    • principles of fittening
    • maintaining fitness
  6. Tack and Tack Fitting
    • principles of bitting
    • the mouth
    • types of bits
    • where the bit acts
    • fitting the saddle
    • causes of sore backs
    • care of the back when unsaddling
    • saddle types
    • girths
    • saddle cloths and numnahs
    • tack cleaning
  7. Horse Facility Design
    • Farm layout

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

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