Unit # 1
Equine Welfare & Health
Learn all about the importance of regular health checks. This unit includes information about common diseases, parasites and health disorders that affect horses.
Unit # 2
Anatomy and physiology of horses
Gain an understanding of the basic anatomy and function of horse. Learn about the musculoskeletal, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, urinary, reproductive, nervous, lymphatic and integumentary systems of the horse.
Unit # 3
Equine psychology and dealing with problem behaviour
Learn about the instinctive behaviour of the horse, the factors affecting behaviour, and how horses communicate.
Gain an understanding about problem behaviour; what it is, common causes, strategies to deal with it and preventing it.
Unit # 4
This unit explores horse nutrition, including how to ensure that horses receive the right foods and the correct quantities.
Unit # 5
Grooming, Exercise and Environmental Enrichment
Exercise is vital for horses and an important aspect of environmental enrichment; learn about exercise requirements. This unit also contains information about horse grooming; learn how to groom horses – this is an essential aspect of equine health and well-being.
Unit # 6
Handling & restraint and the transportation of horses
This unit includes information about how to humanely restrain, handle and transport horses to minimise the risk of injury to the horse and carer.
This Horse Course Diploma is a comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of equine health and well-being, including information on the need for regular health checks, signs and symptoms of common diseases and health disorders, the risk of parasites, horse behaviour, equine communication, nutrition, environmental considerations, grooming and exercise requirements.
The course also includes information about restraining, transporting and handling horses correctly to ensure both handler and horse are safe at all times.
Healthy And Happy Horse
To ensure a horse is kept happy and healthy the basic needs of every horse should be met by ensuring the following:
A suitable environment is provided for the horse to live in.
An appropriate diet is provided for the horse, including access to fresh water.
The horse is allowed to exhibit natural behaviours.
The horse has appropriate companionship.
The horse is protected from pain, suffering and injury and disease.
More often than not welfare issues arise through ignorance rather than purposeful neglect or abuse of a horse. As such, the education of owners, handlers and riders is of paramount importance in the welfare of horses. Increased understanding of the horse’s true nature as a wild animal will improve general care of horses kept in domesticated environments. This horse course explores the care, welfare and health of horses as well as equine behaviour, grooming, transportation, handling and nutrition.
Who can undertake this Equine Course?
The course is suitable for those interested in improving their knowledge of equine health and care. This includes both owners who are seeking a greater understanding of their horse’s physiological and psychological requirements, as well as professionals who work with horses as part of their everyday occupation.
The course is designed to be highly accessible, students do need to have prior experience of horse care and management to benefit from the education provided.
The Horse Course is relevant for various careers working with horses. It is also of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about the welfare, behaviour and care of horses. The course provides suitable training for working in stables, horse charities and in the private equine care sector.
Learn about equine psychology, horse care & welfare, behaviour, transportation of horses, nutrition and environmental enrichment.
This course provides a comprehensive, in-depth education for those seeking to improve their knowledge of equine care.
Horses have lived alongside humans for thousands of years and have served a variety of purposes. From roles as methods of transport to modern leisure riding, the relationship between horses and humans is long-established.
During the thousands of years of co-existing with horses, humans have garnered a wealth of information regarding equine health and well-being. By undertaking a Horse Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma Course, you will benefit from this plethora of human knowledge on the correct care, management and maintenance of horses.