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Caring for Horses 20 Hours Certificate Course


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Caring for Horses 20 Hours Certificate Course

Price: £99.00Course Code: WEC008
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Caring for Horses 20 Hours Certificate Course

The average owner will spend more time grooming and cleaning their horse than riding it, which is why it is important that the time is spent doing this is used to good effect. This course will provide you with the skills to appropriately carry out essential housekeeping tasks such as: feeding and watering, grooming plus the provision of health care, cleaning of their living equipment and providing regular exercise.

If you love your horse, then you will find you will learn valuable skills to help keep it in good health and peak condition ,through a care orientated environment.

Caring for Horses will benefit horse owners, stable hands, grooms and trainers, plus anyone working in, or wanting to work in horse sanctuaries.


Course Structure: Caring for Horses

This 20-hour course is broken down into 10 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 Your 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 and 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


Course Assessment: Caring for Horses

This course is completed entirely online, including lessons, self-assessment tests, plus obtaining your certificate at the end, which is immediately downloadable after successful completion. Please note that there is no tutor support, as it is not required. The assessment breakdown is as follows:

  1. Study lesson 1.
  2. When you are ready, take the self-assessment test. Retake until you reach the required level of learning.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the following lessons.
  4. Take the final assessment.
  5. Download your certificate of completion, with your name on it.

Now you are ready to stand out at a job interview, or put your newly acquired knowledge to use straightaway.


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Course Qualification (Study Option A)Certificate
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Course Duration and Deadlines20 Hours Approx.- No Deadlines
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"The course was a valuable learning experience as it provided me with the knowledge and understanding for me as a Careers Advisor. The feedback was very good from my tutor, and allowed me to  build upon my assignments that were marked. The comments were very informative  and very useful. Well written course material."  Andrew W, Careers  Counselling, UK

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