Horse Care and Stable Management
Are you a horse enthusiast? Horses are beautiful animals, with their own distinct personalities that make them a delight to care for and interact with.
Our course on horse care and stable management can help you learn about the crucial aspects of horse care. Whether you want to learn more about equestrian care or brush up on your skills with up-to-date information, our course covers horse care and stable management basics from start to finish.
What You Will Learn in This Course:
- The conformation of a horse and signs of good and poor conformation
- Grooming, handling, haltering and securing the horse
- How to dress injuries and wounds and administer first aid
- How to provide healthy and nutritious feed
- Environment and stable facts
- Insights regarding various equine diseases and symptoms
- How to identify problem behaviours and understand the psychology of a horse
- Different aspects of stable management, including shelter, pasture, fencing and bedding
The Benefits of This Course:
- You will learn how to care for your own horse(s) and be alert for any signs of disease or sickness
- You can help keep your horse healthy and fit while grooming them in the best possible way
- You can kick-start your own career in the field of horse care and stable management, by mentoring other first-time horse owners in the basics of horse handling
Our carefully designed, in-depth course on horse care and stable management allows you to learn in the comfort and of your own home and provides you with all the learning support that you need.
- The principles of horse care
- The different aspects of stable management
- Defining conformation
- The different aspects of conformation
- How to assess conformation
- The importance of proper shelter, pasture, fencing and stable accommodation
- The nutrition and health needs of horses
- About the action and movement of the horse / Signs of defective action
- Psychology of the horse / Some problems you might encounter with a horse
- Having a solitary horse
- Various horse breeds
- How to recognise the signs of a healthy horse
- How to recognise signs of ill health in a horse
- About teeth, dental health and dental problems
- How to care for a sick horse / Infection control
- The various types of equestrian diseases and symptoms
- First aid for injuries/wounds
- The various types of bandages and how to apply them
- The various types of poultices and how to apply them as wound dressings
- Different aspects of horse care and handling, such as tethering, saddling, grooming, bridling, and control and restraint.
Who can take the Horse Care and Stable Management Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 8 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 8 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 8 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Horse Care and Stable Management Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 6 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.